Questions about DVD media, including playback, mounting, players, burning and editing. Questions may pertain to both video and data DVDs.

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Ubuntu wont read DVD discs

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My CD's are being read but my DVD's are not. I have a DVD with a bootable image and even that wont boot on startup. is it because of Ubuntu or is it a problem ...
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Store bought DVDs will not play on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

What should I install to allow the playback of DVDs in 16.04? The same answer is given over and over about libdvd-pkg. It doesn't work and apparently the files cannot be downloaded. Is there any ...
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Copying DVD's to my HDD [duplicate]

Now here's what I want to do - I have a lot of Movie DVD's and Bluerays. I want to copy some of them to my HDD. In Windows I know how to do this, but not in Ubuntu. With Windows u use a DvD Ripper,...
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Installation trouble while trying to boot from DVD

I'm trying to replace Windows Vista on a Toshiba laptop (32-bit), with Ubuntu, I have done this multiple times with other machines, but this one is not responding to the DVD I created (changed the ...
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Unable to watch a DVD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not able to read any of my dvds I know this question has already been asked but never found a question that gived an answer. I already tried how-can-i-play-encrypted-dvd-movies I did sudo lshw -...
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K3b won't burn data DVD flushing cache?

I am trying to burn mp3 data files onto a DVD using K3B on Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit, which I have done many times. This time it fails to burn, with a message about 'flushing the cache' which I have never ...
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How to disable the authentication prompt from DVD mount and eject (16.04)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. There is a prompt for authentication to mount or eject a DVD that is inserted. Originally the user was a normal user. I used System Settings to set the user ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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Unable to burn blank dvd

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I am using k3b as my default dvd burner When I insert any blank dvd I get the following error: unable to mount DVD-R Disc location is already mounted I tried with DVD which ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 16.04 without dvd / usb

I just got Acer E 15, and I want to use only Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I have used "rufus" on my primary laptop (win7) to burn Ubuntu installation iso on usb. I reordered the boot priority to boot from ...
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Error mounting system-managed device

I used to work with windows 8.1 on my notebook. After a few problems, I decided to remove it and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. So far, so good. But now I cannot mount a file cdrom (documents,mp3...) . ...
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Ubuntu isn't playing dvd

Same DVD is playing in windows, but ubunut(16.04) isn't displaying any media. /media/ directory is empty. It contains video only. i had tried these commands but it didn't work. sudo apt-get install ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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Ubuntu cannot play Chinese DVD

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with all restricteds, addons, libs, etc installed and regionset China. I can play most DVDs from various sources and regions. But I cannot play any DVD that has been burned in ...
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How to add Codexes for Ubuntu VLC player

I bought myself DVD's, but they wouldn't run in Ubuntu VLC. These DVD's run just fine in VLC for Windows or any DVD Player. These DVD's were burned in Countrycode 0, in other words open for any ...
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how to cp a cd/dvd as an image file?

How can I copy the content of a cd or dvd as an image file (such as an iso file0, which can be mounted as a virtual cd or dvd? Prefer command line solutions, and also interested to know gui solution. ...
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Problem with opening cd tray

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400. I have had a problem with my cd tray for two years. Today I pressed the button on the cd tray, and inserted a cd into the cd tray, and then I opened and ...
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libdvdcss2 depackaging error (12.04 precise)

I previously asked a question regarding DVD playback and after much back and forth with David Foerster, he was able to narrow down the problem. With that in mind, I am now asking for further help! ...
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How do I create an ISO (or similar) DVD of an Ubuntu setup on VirtualBox

I need to create a DVD of a working Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS, with several software additions. I have "installed" the Ubuntu ISO on VirtualBox, updated everything, as well as added additional software items. ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 unable to read DVDRW

This morning I opened this question here, and it was brought to my attention I was using an oldversion of MATE. I have upgraded to 16.04. Now, when I try to play the dvd, it spins up the disk, tries ...
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Cannot play contents of external DVD drive on ARM-based computer

Pretty much a complete newbie to Ubuntu here, so bear with me! My wife recently bought a netbook which came with Ubuntu 12.04. She only ever uses her computer for watching videos either online or on ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + DVD = Crash

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If I'...
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What files shown on Burned ISO Disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto a Gateway 7310X computer. It does not want to seem to boot from the DVD Drive. Curious though, if I put the Gateway Windows system recovery disk in the drive, ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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Latest Version of Ubuntu Desktop burned to DVD won't start through Windows 10?

I would like to begin programming so I just got a brand new 1TB hard drive to install Ubuntu onto and downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS disc image which I then burned onto a DVD-R disc. I read on the ...
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CD Drive won't mount, can't use, burn, play any CDs or DVDs

I have recently re-installed ubuntu, and the CD player is unusable. I tried mounting the CD Rom to the media folder (which was recommended on a help forum) and now there is a start up message when I ...
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DVD not recognized when Trying to create data project with K3b or Brasero

My DVD is not recognized for project to burn. Please advise. I tried another DVD. No problems with the DVD.
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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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How to reverse these settings?

I followed the first answer give by user "dginsd" from here Discs in DVD Drive not being read because I couldnt mount a game I had on a DVD disk and thought that ubuntu wasnt seeing my DVDrom drive ...
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Unable to play commercial DVD in Lenovo E555 with Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed both vlc and libdvd-pkg on my Lenovo E555 ThinkPad. I have also run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg In Ubuntu 15.10 that seemed to work for playing encrypted DVD's, ...
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Can't burn cd's with Brasero, it doesn't see the cd

I was trying to burn an audio CD in Brasero in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit all it would do is let me burn an image file to the hard drive. It would report of having problems with detecting the CD I inserted. ...
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DVD cannot be read without errors by Xubuntu

I am trying to rip a dvd under xubuntu 14.04 using either VLC or Handbrake. Both give read error messages. Trying to copy to the HDD gives the same error. When I plug the USB DVD drive into my ...
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Ubuntu 15.0 doesn't read USB external DVD player

I am trying to play a CD and I plugged an external CD player but UBUNTU doesn't see it. The cd spins and somewhere I found that it is dev/sr1 but I am unsure on how to make it mount the external disc ...
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installations errno 5 input output

Im trying to install ubuntu 14.4.4 LTS on my pc, so there is no windows and/or OSX installed. I got a new cd/dvd reader/burner, a new ssd. I downloaded the iso for ubuntu and burned it to a dvd drive ...
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Some DVD videos will not mount and play with VLC or any other video player

On my ASUS (64 bit) running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have the libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 installed and I can play some video DVD's with VLC but this particular dvd won't mount (which is the type that can't ...
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DVD doesnt Autoplay!

I just a bought an educational DVD but it doesn't autoplay rather opens up the DVD files maybe because of the autorun.exe which cannot run in ubuntu. How do I play the DVD and watch the videos in it?...
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movie dvd is not recognizing on ubuntu 14.04

some of the movie DVD aren't detecting even dvd icon is missing from desktop same time some dvd works fine . what should i do to overcome this?? thanks in advance
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DVD out of sync with sound

When I play a dvd or watch a short clip on youtube, instead of the video playing continuously it moves only one frame at a time. The sound is ok. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have ...
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Advent 7105 (Sempron 3000) machine won't boot 15.10 from DVD

I have an old laptop which doesn't have boot from USB option. I can install 14.04 LTS from DVD. Burning 15.10 onto DVD always fails as, the machine turns off when I try to install. I know the burn ...
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New laptop (15.10) won't copy region 2 DVDs

I have a new ASUS laptop on which I successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10. I also have a very old cast-off laptop running 14.04LTS. If I insert a region 2 DVD into the old machine, then it recognises it ...
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How do I encrypt individual folders and files in an autonomous manner? [duplicate]

I want to encrypt individual files and folders to backup them on DVD. So far, I only made password-protected .zip files, but I doubt that the security is very strong and I presume they are easy to ...
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Always mount DVD as /media/MEI_UDF

I have several DVD_ROMs which I use for backup and archival purposes and I think they were all formatted with the same command. I have not had to add anything to /etc/fstab for them to be recognized: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 not detecting external blu-ray drive

Running Ubuntu 15.10 and its not detecting my Samsung SE-506BB external blu-ray drive. Do i have to mount it in any way?
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How To download an ubuntu-iso-image and burn it on dvd with an iMac?

I trying to download and burn a DVD with my imac or transfer iso file to my macbook pro. Can I burn Downloaded iso image on imac ? I don't know how to burn DVD on imac. Please guide me with steps. ...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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How to install a distro from DVD?

I know this maybe dumb, but I forgot how to do that in Ubuntu. I wanted to try Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 and I burned DVD but when I saw that grub doesn't see my DVD so how to install it? Maybe I missed ...
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Kubuntu 14.04, K3B, burning group is missing / there's no burning group

I tried to burn a DVD with K3B (a data project) but have some problems. K3B does not detect an empty DVD. I burned a DVD using K3B like 3 days ago, and I did it with success. I don't know what ...
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How do I stop VLC from exiting out of DVD menu?

I use ubuntu 14.04. And I do have the three codecs installed. libdvdcss libdvdread4 and libdvdnav4 and I have done sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh. I am able to get to the DVD menus but ...
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CD/DVD drive disappeared 14.04LTS

I had been using the CD/DVD drive on my computer just fine for years. Then just out of the blue, for some reason when I insert a dvd nothing is recognized. I have updated, restarted, searched for the ...