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

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Can't mount dvd

I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
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Trying to Install Lubuntu

I've burned the Lubuntu image onto DVD to install on my rather beaten up old pc. However, trying to run from boot I've noticed that the boot sequence doesn't contain my DVD drive. The Bios recognises ...
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Disney DVDs and Gstreamer/Xine

i would like to make a question to a "solution" i found installing software like there's no tomorrow. First the problem: Some (or all i haven't tried more than a couple) Disney DVDs just don't play ...
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Dvd drive no where to be found. Acer Extensa 5220

Just jumped over from windows xp, and so far Im loving it. Everything’s been easy and no worries, until I realised I have a dvd drive that wont do anything. No lights, no noise, wont open when ...
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DVD drive opens automatically

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.My problem is sometimes Dvd drive opens automatically. Does it affect my laptop. Can i have the solution for this. Kindly help me on this.
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Ultrabay Slim DVD Playback on ThinkPad X230

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 that came with a docking station equipped with a Serial Ultrabay Slim. It came with a DVD drive in it and I'm trying to work out how to play DVDs (or use it at all!) but ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on boot up

I down loaded Ubuntu to DVD, not my hard drive which doesn't have enough space. I placed the DVD in the drive and shut down. On start up it did not launch the DVD but took me to the log in choice: ...
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acid rip on ubuntu 12.04 (ripping from dvd not on cd-rom)

I basically copy pasted the entire dvd into my external hard drive. Therefore, the folder is huge. Ex. Friends Season 8 is the folder. The Sub Folders are AUDIO and VIDEO TS. Can I rip to make the ...
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Unable to eject DVD

When a DVD is inserted into the drive, it will play and work as normal, however it refuses to eject. I've tried via the command line as well as the eject button. I remember a while back finding some ...
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dvdnav-config command not found

I installed libdvdnav using the command sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4. I tried to run the dvdnav-config command but I get a command not found error.I tried uninstalling it and installing it again ...
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Loud buzzing noise when playing DVD's on 14.04

When I am trying to watch a DVD on 14.04 the audio is replaced with this horrible buzzing noise. I am using VLC to watch the DVD's. Turning the volume down in VLC makes no difference to the volume of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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Default application not launching when DVD inserted

I'm trying to have my headless server automatically rip dvds on insertion. To do this, I have written a script launching dvdbackup and a .desktop file to call it. The script and the .desktop file ...
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an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT-SI_DVDRAM_GH24NS72K2AC8GK5355

My DVD writer is not working so that I mount the CD/DVD Drive in mount directory and now I am getting this type of error when my Ubuntu starts an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT- ...
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dares-qt how to install

I have tried to reading one my old dvd however when i try to mount it, i get the following error : umut@DESKTOP-PC:/$ sudo udisks --mount /dev/sr1 / udisks --unmount /dev/sr1 / udisks --eject ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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Unable to mount MatshitaDVD-RAM UJ-850 on Toshiba Satellite A205-S5843. Suddenly quit working about a year ago under 12.04LTS

Unable to mount the DVD under disk management in Application it is showing me : MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-850S (1.40) Serial number is being displayed
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How to activate the CD / DVD “UltraBay” of a Thinkpad?

I have an Thinkpad T61 with a CD-RW / DVD combi-drive in the UltraBay, running on 14.01. When I power up the laptop, the drive's led blinks and I can open it with the eject button. After Ubuntu ...
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Toshiba Laptop Not Installing Ubuntu 14.10 through disk

I recently tried installing Ubuntu 14.10 on my Toshiba Satellite A205 laptop. I had trouble downloading the .iso file for Ubuntu so this may be the source of the problem. For no reason whatsoever the ...
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Problems Installing Ubuntu14.04.1 LTS on Boot

I am trying to dual boot windows xp professional sp3 and ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a dell dimmension 4500 desktop. It has an Intel Pentium processor with almost 1 GB of Ram. It has two cd-rom drives and a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect blank DVD+R

I first checked my system to ensure it accepts/reads/writes DVD+Rs: I executed sudo apt-get install libcdio-utils, and then sudo cd-drive. The output confirmed DVD+R and DVD+RW capability. Next, I ...
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Why can't Mythbuntu play DVDs but vlc can?

I did a clean install of Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything (not for my LCD Display) worked fine. I configured the backend and then I wanted to test mythbuntu. Just playing a normal DVD. But it won't! It ...
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Burned DVD/CD from yesterday are blank!

I just burned a Windows .iso image to a blank DVD. And now it just says blank media, when I read from Ubuntu! Is it a problem with the .iso image, or because it is a Windows .iso image? Very ...
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Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu & can't get my DVDRW to work at all, please help

I am running 14.04 64bit. New to Ubuntu & learning as fast as I can. I had a dvdrom in the system but it wasn't working (turns out I had a bad cable) I switched it out with a working DVDRW from ...
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Watching a DVD 14.04.1 Thinkpad T410

OK so I have the 'restricted extras' installed and have run the following: sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh Still can't view a region 2 DVD in VLC ...
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Issues with New DVD-RW drive

I'm running the latest 14.04 on a desktop, and I just installed a mew DVD-RW drive . I believe it is now mounted, it shows up as a Pioneer DVDRW in disk utility but the tray doesn't open or close ...
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How do you add a new audio track to an existing dvd disc

Quite simply I have actual english dvd movies with german speech and with no option for english. I can download a seperate audio track but when I drag it to the player (vlc or smplayer) the dvd stops ...
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how to use DeveDe to create a disk with many different videos, playable on external dvd drivers

I have many videos of religious recitations, of which i am planning to prepare a DVD which can be played on external drivers, I basically have 9 videos, which are totally different from each other, ...
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how to copy / install various data from a DVD drive to Hard disk in Ununtu 14.04

I have got around 15 Nos. DVDs from a friend of mine. These DVDs contain 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) amd64 Repository ck contains all the 64 bit programs available in the Ubuntu repositories - main, ...
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Linux/Ubuntu native (not Wine) alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

An alternative to DVDShrink would be a program able to shrink a DVD movie to a smaller dimension that would fit a standard 4.7 dvd while optionally keeping the dvd-movies structure, menus etc. (that ...
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Screen stops working after running the install-css.sh script to enable DVD support

I've done some research on this, but so far I've found little that seems relevant to my problem. The closest is at https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=711237, but the workaround that ...
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Burn IMG to ISO

I have a Chrome OS IMG file for USB drives. I want to convert this to an ISO so I can burn to a DVD for installing on an older machine that doesn't do USB boot. I've tried ccd2iso but it says it ...
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dvd player not working [duplicate]

Unable to mount Blank DVD+R Disc Location is already mounted I'm getting this messages when i insert a blank DVD into the drive. I have tried rebooting my laptop but that doesn't work. please help, ...
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Disney DVD doesn't work on Ubuntu [duplicate]

My son just received a "Disney Junior" DVD as a birthday present. It won't play in Ubuntu - in fact, Ubuntu only sees an empty disc! This is on 2 separate computers at home running Ubuntu 13.x and ...
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Ubuntu is not offered in bootup menu on Windows 7 reboot

I have a HP DV6 laptop running Windows 7. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to my computer and burned the ISO image onto a DVD. I rebooted with the DVD in the tray and installed Ubuntu using the option. The ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info' - still not solved!

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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How do I write a CD/DVD from the shell to save emails etc?

Was wondering if there is a simple way to save emails, etc... to a CD/DVD from terminal when the upgrade to ubuntuu 14.04 has delivered an icon and bar-less desktop with a program error message? ...
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DVD mounts but will not play

I have all the correct elements installed including VLC , I insert a DVD it mounts and then will play for one second then it just says error or does not play at all.
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Cannot access data on CD/DVD that has Windows XP data saved

I have two DVDs that I saved my Windows XP Home w/SP3 data ... applications on one DVD and the WinXP updates, fact sheets on the other. I saved this "data" when I switched to Linux in late April '14 ...
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Mac DVD boot will not read disk

Using Mid-2012 Mac with OS 10.10 I tried everything I could find for using a USB to boot Ubuntu so I gave in a tried the recommended DVD option. I followed the instructions about going to disk utility ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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What's wrong with DVD burning?

I hadn't burned any DVDs in a while and today I needed to burn 3 of them from 3 different iso files. 2 very small ones (a few Kb) and one very large (8G, double layer). They all failed within seconds ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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DVD without sound or with noise

I have a problem with Devede. Whenever I try to create a DVD with a mkv file, or avi, or m4v the result is a DVD without sound or with noise. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and DeVeDe 3.23.0 beta1 Is there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer Travelmate 2410 not playing DVD-ROM in VLC

I've already installed LibDVDCSS, LibDVDRead4 and LibDVDNav4 and it plays DVD-Video and Audio CDs all nicely. But it still won't play DVD-ROMs. It doesn't even ask me if I would like to open/play the ...
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Permissions on Windows 7 on a DVD drive that was shared via samba from a ubuntu machine

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a DVD drive. My (games only) tower PC running Windows 7 does not have any optical drives. I installed samba on the ubuntu laptop and created a share for ...
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Ubuntu iso won't burn to blank DVD

I am trying to use Ubuntu in virtualbox. I have downloaded it but it doesn't burn to a blank DVD. Currently using windows xp. Any Help?
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Checking whether a dvd film will play without skipping

I have a number of films/tv series on DVD that I want to sell on ebay. Some of them have small marks or scratches, and I want to check that they will play without skipping. Is there a way to check ...
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14.04 does not mount or play any DVD [duplicate]

I read so many related questions and tried so many different things, but nothing seems to work. I am really new with Ubuntu/Linux, and I would be so grateful if someone could help me with that. The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dual Layer DVD+R discs?

Does anyone know what Ubuntu 14.04's long problem with Dual Layer DVDs (specifically, Memorex) is caused by and how to fix it? So far I have tried to use Brasero and wodim to burn an ISO imagine to a ...