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 I burn the Ubuntu ISO CD image onto a DVD to install it?

I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to burn it but I don't have a CD I only have DVDs, can I burn it on a DVD and install it? cause I've googled it and some people said that it's not working but ...
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Does usb creator support DVD ISOs?

I'm trying to make a bootable flash drive using usb-creator. My iso file is a DVD iso. When I choose the ISO it doesn't appear on the source list. No error, just nothing happens. On the file type ...
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Alternative to CD/DVD Creator

Is there an alternative to CD/DVD Creator that I can install or enable so that I never have to see that program again. I don't like that it looks very much like a regular Ubuntu/Gnome directory ...
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How to finish setup of dvd::rip?

I had isntalled dvd:rip and trying to finish setup, but while checking dependencies I found out that missed rar, and it's necessary to install old version (min 2.71 and max 2.99). By default I could ...
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growisofs fails with unable to O_EXCL /dev/scd0: someone was in time to remount?

When trying to burn a DVD it sometimes happens that growisofs will fail with: $ sudo growisofs -speed=8 -dvd-compat -Z /dev/scd0 -J -r . Executing 'genisoimage -J -r . | builtin_dd of=/dev/scd0 ...
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DVD Drives Slow Down after Machine Runs for Several Hours

This problem has me stumped, but I am sure someone out there has some ideas... On my desktop machine, I have 2 DVD drives. Both are ATA drives. One is a DVD-RW DL; the other is just a DVD ROM. ...
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.VOB file not compatible with anything I try

I recently bought two DVD movies at the local store, and, trying to watch the movie on my computer, it doesn´t work. All files are in the .VOB format. I've looked at other people having similar ...
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My DVD's Will Not Play? [duplicate]

I've loaded everything suggested and almost all the multimedia apps available, and my DVD's will not play. The device is found, /dev/sr0 as well as the required links to /dev/dvd (for some programs). ...
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Can CD-RWs and DVD+/-RWs be mounted rw?

@enzotib mentioned the following command sudo mount -o remount,rw /cdrom Does this imply I can mount a CD or DVD in rw mode and use like a (real) filesystem? Does this work with the popular ...
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Command Line disc burning: growisofs fails to write DVD

I've successfully burned CDs from .iso images with wodim, but using this: growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/sg1=ImageToBurn.iso fails with: Executing 'builtin_dd if=ImageToBurn.iso of=/dev/sg1 obs=32k ...
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Internal DVD player is not recognised

Having trouble with my DVD player, sometimes it plays and sometimes the system doesn't even recognize that it's there. It ran fine under Windows. I'm running 11.04 64bit (it is a 64bit system) this is ...
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How can I join together multiple VOB files?

When I ripped a DVD using dvd::rip, the main title was split into several 1GB VOB files. How can I join them to make a single VOB file that contains the whole title?
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Can't Mount a not copy protected DVD Video?

I'm trying to mount a DVD video that has no kind of copy protection on it. It plays just fine in Windows and in DVD players. If I insert a regular data DVD it automounts just fine and I can browse it. ...
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HP Envy Beats Edition can play CDs, but not DVDs

After a fresh install, and various other tests (troubleshooting), I have concluded that my laptop (an HP Envy 14 - Beats Edtion) will not play DVDs, however it will play CDs. When I first got the ...
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Authoring a DVD into an image file, from command line

I would like to convert a whatever-type video file into an ISO image I could then burn to a DVD (on another computer) - so that the final disc is playable on a regular DVD player. I already have ...
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Audio cd's auto-mount but data cd's don't [closed]

I was using my computer fine the other day to burn some iso images using brasso. Today when I insert a data cd it doesn't show up but audio cd's are fine. I can find the dvd-rom using disk utility ...
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Installers asks me to insert CD that is already in tray [closed]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 11.04 server and Ubuntu 10.04 server on a fairly old AMD Athlon machine but after quite som time of the install the installer asks me to insert the install disk, which ...
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Slow copying from dvd [closed]

I have very low speed when copying files from dvd (about 2-3 MB/s). hdparm -Tt /dev/sr0 /dev/sr0: Timing cached reads: `2224 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1112.00 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 8 ...
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Ubuntu DVD for Africa [duplicate]

I live in Tanzania Africa and have been promoting Ubuntu for use by NGOs, Schools, and Friends. So far I've got a lot of positive feedback, but do have one huge problem. Internet here is both slow and ...
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Movie Player has require plugins, claims DVD encrypted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I've been trying to gain the ability to view DVDs on Ubuntu 11.04. I'm using Movie Player. I have installed the ...
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Can't play dvd with movie player

When I try to open a dvd with movie player, I get a message saying that a plugin is missing. It isn't specified what plugin is needed and when I click on the search button, no appropriate plugin is ...
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Extract (rip) DVD in Chapters and not in Title

I'm ripping a Mozart DVD, but I only need to extract a few chapters (tracks) from it. I try to use dvdrip but it only extracts me the Title (the whole video). Is there any program to do this? Thanks
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How to burn a DVD which is playable in an external player?

I have several .dvd files which were created using OpenShot Video Editor. To export the videos from OpenShot, I used the DV-NTSC widescreen and DV-PAL Widescreen property. Can anyone tell me how I ...
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libdvdread: debugging block seek errors [closed]

I have been having a recent rash of problems with "can't seek to block errors" from libdvdread with specific DVDs and VLC. Most DVDs work fine. The error message is not very descriptive, it just ...
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How do I format a DVD-RW?

I have a dvd-RW- / Ubuntu (nautilus and KB3) recognise this DVD as DVD with restricted overwrite. So i cannot reuse that DVD. I had to pass in Windows - make him completely empty there, and ...
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Discs in DVD Drive not being read

Does anyone have an experience with Ubuntu that is no longer reading discs in the DVD drive? This is my first time Ubuntu does not see the disc :| The disc is fine and works on my other Ubuntu ...
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Don't display media on the Desktop

How can I get media icons to not display on the desktop? I do not want them there because they already show in the launcher on the left and there is no point in having them both places.
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Test Blank CD/DVD?

How would I test a blank CD/DVD + R to see if it's good. I have a blank DVD that has a few light scratches on it and I want to see if it is able to burn a home movie onto it.
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How to diagnose problems with a DVD drive?

I'm having trouble playing DVDs. I've installed all the libraries and whatnot (ubuntu-restricted-extras, libdvdcss2, libdvdread4, etc.). I was getting a lot of I/O errors on my DVD drive at startup ...
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11.04 unable to read DVDs and CDs burned in 11.04?

I'm noticing all of my computers with Natty cannot read DVDs that I have burned using Natty. Does anyone else have this problem? I can put the DVD or CD into a Maverick system and it will read the ...
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How to play DVDs after installing the recommended libraries?

There are couple of similar topics here and here, but the gist of the answers is to do what's stated in the documentation. These are the commands I've already run sudo apt-get install ...
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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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rip (transcode) multiple titles, from a tv series dvd, automatically

I want to rip some tv series. dvd::rip doesnt allow me to transcode all the titles with one click, which means doing the same process many times (20~ eps x many seasons= many videos). Is there any ...
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See files on an ISO DVD without burning it to disc?

I use daemon tools in Windows to see files in an ISO DVD image. Are there any tools like that on Ubuntu? How do I see the files in an ISO DVD image without burning it to disc?
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How do I get DVD to play in VLC from unity dash launcher?

Once I put the DVD into DVD drive, it appears in the Unity dash/place. Clicking the icon opens nautilus. How do I make clicking the icon to open VLC player and start playing it ?.
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Can't find external CD/DVD in Virtual Box/Windows XP mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox If this is the wrong forum I apologize. As I mentioned in another Question, I am new to Linux but will never go back to Windows! The internal ...
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How do I run a script every time a DVD is inserted

I'd like to run a script every time that a DVD is inserted into the drive. Ideally, it would be auto-mounted and then a script would be run. The script would NOT be on the drive (not looking for ...
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What is the best tool for converting and reading video to be played on DVD players?

Last time I tried Brasero it was very slow compared to anything on windows. If there is also a way to speed it up that would be great.
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How do I create a video DVD from vob files?

I wanna burn a video DVD from existing .vob files that can be played in a home video player. I've burned one but it doesn't have sound. I tried with k3b (New video DVD Project) because Brasero doesn't ...
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Why is it not possible to burn a multisession DVD using brasero?

The multisession function works for CDs, but not for DVDs. There is no option to add files after creating a Multisession DVD. Why is it not possible to create a multisession DVD with brasero? Thank ...
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How can find out the device Id of my unmounted DVD?

When I put a DVD into the DVD drive, it appears in Nautilus Places, but is not automatically mounted. (this is by personal choice). In this unmounted state, mount (of course) reports nothing, and ...
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Force DVDs to be auto-mounted using “unhide” option by default?

Is there a way to force DVDs to be auto-mounted using the "unhide" option by default? Currently, in order to see hidden files on a DVD that Ubuntu has auto-mounted, I have to unmount it and then ...
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How to copy a DVD [closed]

I was offered a couple of DVDs from abroad that cannot be played on my player due to region filtering. So I tried k9copy to copy the DVD (it removes the region automatically). But for some reasons ...
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How do I rip audio from a DVD?

I remember reading a long time ago how you can rip the audio (music) from a DVD and convert it to a usable/readable format. I can't find that article any more. Can anybody help me?
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DVD-RW disc not recongnized

Initially there was data on the disc and Ubuntu recognized it. I then blanked the disc(right click then Blank disc) and now Ubuntu does not recognize it anymore. :( How can I resolve this?
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Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?

Trying to copy the content of a DVD on a Asrock ION 330 running Maverick, i.e. with: dd if=/dev/sr0 of=dvdcopy ...I get errors in /var/log/messages: Jan 15 17:18:15 asrock kernel: [ 2616.445966] ...
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Convert DVD to MKV (et al) without transcoding/recompression

Like a lot of people, I have a lot of DVDs. But we also have a stupid amount of disk space and a media centre (Boxee) so the DVDs are getting less and less use. It would be nice to convert our DVDs ...
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How can I Fix the CD/DVD refresh for the media drive so that it is recognized automatically?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 64bit and it seems to work flawlessly. But today I tried to check some CDs and I was surprised that Ubuntu doesn't automatically refresh the CD/DVDs inserted in ...
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How to archive/play DVD with menus and all to disk?

I'd really like to copy all my DVDs to disk for convenience access, since I prefer browsing my filesystem to fiddling with disks. All solutions I've found yet (like dvd::rip) re-encode the contents ...
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Watching a DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play DVD movies? I tried to watch a dvd on ubuntu 10.10 but with no success. I went to medibuntu to check that I have all the required repositaries. Everything ...