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

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What DVD authoring software can I use on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. I'm looking for a DVD maker program for Ubuntu like the DVD maker program for Windows. I need to put some videos on DVD (and in DVD format, not just as files) so I can ...
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Install seems to hang, but I'm not sure

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an old computer that had Windows XP on it. After struggling with why it wouldn't boot from the DVD, I ran across the solution where you typed help into the prompt ...
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Software to Copy a scratched CD/DVD/Blueray to an ISO file

I have some optical discs that are sorely scratched. I've cleaned the discs, but they still have trouble reading. When trying ddrescue to backup the discs, it will read up to X bytes, and fail on all ...
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Copy CD / DVD contents into an iso file

The title seems to be self explainatory. I just want a software to do that. I already have Nero linux but i dont think it is capable of doing it. Trying out the command line method I get an ...
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How can I create a backup file. iso like Edubuntu?

I want to create a DVD boot can setup like Edubuntu boot. This is the second time I have installed Edubuntu on my pc, but every time I install, I have to upgrade all packages and language. (Almost 400 ...
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Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras

I still can't seem to play movie DVDs on my Ubuntu 11.10 even after installing restricted extras and after trying this This[a] is the error message that I get with movie player. VLC doesn't play the ...
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What's the best way to burn a video file to a DVD?

I have a few high quality video files in a number of formats. I'd like to burn them so I can watch them on my DVD player. I'd like a program similar to Nero, which can transcode the files and burn ...
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DVDs don't play after installing the restricted packages

I've installed the Ubuntu restricted area packages tried several things but no DVD play. AUDIO CD works fine, I built this system especially for linux all new hardware. dvd drive worked fine in a ...
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Regionset fails even there is a readable disc inserted

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and tried to enable playing of encrypted DVD's, I made sure libdvdread4is installed and got myself regionset via apt. When I try running it ...
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Using Linux on Windows XP without installing it

I am very new to Linux. I have downloaded and created Ubuntu 11.10 DVD. I would first like to try its complete features without actually installing it on my desktop. I am trying it on my old desktop ...
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DVD-RW does not mount in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I try to use CDs and DVDs in my Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS), but the system doesn't mount the DVD-Recorder when the DVD or CD is ready to use. What is the solution for this problem? How Ubuntu ...
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Is there an alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

Is there a linux alternative to the Windows application DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD? In backing up some DVD's the ripped ISO file size is ...
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DVDs won't play under Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I've installed the restricted extras package (Medibuntu) but I still cannot play a dvd under Ubuntu 12.04. I've loaded VLC, but all ...
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iso image is not getting burned properly! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How burn or mount an ISO file? i tried burning the ubuntu 12.04 iso image in many cd's and dvd's but the iso file does not get expanded. it shows only the iso file in it ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO using Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How burn or mount an ISO file? I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 ISO image but I am not sure how to burn it. Can I burn it by right clicking and selecting burn with Nero ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04LTS fit on a normal CD, 700MB, or i do need a DVD?

i just want to know if the new ubuntu (12.04LTS) can fit perfectly on a normal cd :)
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Invalid DVDs on home player

DVDs ripped and burned with native Linux apps are "invalid" in my home DVD player, using DVDshrink or DVDfab through wine will yield a playable disc? I figure its something simple I've got set up ...
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Is there a wubi installer for the ubuntu DVD version?

These days my heart pumps more blood to itself because of Ubuntu 12.04 release. I would like to download it about two or three days later.we know there is a wubi for the cd version included. I want to ...
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How to burn a BLU-RAY disc in a DVD-R?

I have a BLU-RAY disc of my project. I need rip this to my HD and burn this content in a DVD-R. Its possible?
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How to backup programs to DVD

Is there any way to backup installed programs to DVD. For example when I will install new Ubuntu to install software from the disk and not from the Internet.
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Can't play dvd - vob files [duplicate]

Works fine in Windows 7 I just put in the dvd and it plays. I've downloaded VLC for Ubuntu 11.10 and tried playing both the individual vob files (didn't work) and the root directory on the dvd (also ...
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Unable to play DVDs [duplicate]

I'm a newbie, and I've installed the restricted extras package but I still cant play a dvd. Is there a way to trouble shoot the problem or is there any important codecs that I've missed?
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Stream VOB files from DvD rips over my network

Ive got some ripped dvd's in VOB format on my server. I want to stream these to another device I.e. another pc with VLC across my network. How?
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How can I Watch DVD movies using Ubuntu for the first time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I'm a new user of Ubuntu, I"m impressed with the support, but I can't watch dvd movies on my Ubuntu computer, What can I do to solve ...
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Do I have to use “eject” in terminal to load a cd/dvd (on Sony Vaio with eject button)

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio VGN-AR61M as a dual boot machine (I have to keep windows for the CAD stuff I need for work). After looking at different answers on why my eject button ...
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How to rip DVD's in high quality

I am currently backing up (ripping) my dvd collection onto my server harddrive, to allow streaming throughout my house. I am using Acidrip to do the ripping. My problem is that the quality video of ...
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Why is the 11.10 ISO so much larger than the 11.04 one?

Wanted to download Ubuntu and I just saw that ubuntu-11.04-dvd-amd64.iso is 4GB while the ubuntu-11.10-dvd-amd64.iso is only 1.5GB. Why the difference in size? Is there something missing form 11.10? ...
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How do I install a DVD decryption library? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I recently built a computer running Ubuntu 11.10. It works great, except for one thing. With some video DVDs, when I insert them ...
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Command line backup of my DVD

I am trying to follow the directions to create an automated backup from this site for my 11.10 machine: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=363666 The DVD that I'm working with is a Memorex ...
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Play DVD from Movie Player

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. When I insert a DVD (into my MacBook Pro), I have the choice to play it through Movie Player, and it plays fine. However, if I then close Movie Player, and reopen it, I get ...
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dvd movies not mounting

ok my problem here is that if I insert a dvd movie into my drive it spins then nothing happens, however if i insert a data dvd it mounts and opens the files within 20 seconds. I have all medibuntu ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed from a DVD?

When installing Ubuntu am I gonna put it on a CD or DVD-R? I know the site said CD but I was told to buy DVD-R to back up windows so I was kinda hoping I can use a DVD-R to install Ubuntu.
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CD/DVD directory cataloguing application for Ubuntu

Does anyone know a good application for cataloguing directories on Ubuntu that supports ext4, etc. and NTFS and FAT32?
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Cannot install DeVeDe after installing VLC PPA

I've updated to vlc 2.0 through ppa and ubuntu told me that it had to make a partial dist upgrade. So I did it but then i've seen that devede was removed, i think because it was in conflict with ...
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DVD Playback prohibited by area limitations

Need to shrink 8.5GB DVD to 4.7GB and burn a DVD with NTSC format. Sounds simple right? I have tried several ways and combined different apps without success. I have used different media DVD/RW+ ...
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How to burn YouTube videos on a DVD

I have downloaded some YouTube videos. They have a .flv extension. I want to watch them on my TV with DVD. I burned them onto a DVD using Brasero and XfBurn, but my DVD recorder does not recognize ...
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IDE DVD Mounting problem [closed]

How do I make IDE DVD drive 'work' properly under Ubuntu? How do I get rid of the thing down the left hand side and put it back/ normal drop down menus across top of screen as in previous releases?
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DVD reader not working in Ubuntu 11.10

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 last December. It used to read DVDs and CDs but after many updates installed and using it excessively it only reads CDs and not DVDs! What could be the problem? How can I ...
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How to fix VOBU Read Errors in k9copy?

I am trying to backup a few DVDs of mine. For this purpose, I looked at k9copy. When I start the process my terminal drowns in VOBU Read errors. -- And those are serious, as they are followed by four ...
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How to Automount folder as C: in Dosbox

I have had a look at the community documentation here and there doesn't seem to be any information about how to "Automount" a folder as the C: drive in Dosbox. Also as a bonus is it possible to ...
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Problem with DVDs

When I try to play video DVDs on Ubuntu 11.10 always get this error message: "Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed." I tried to ...
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I am unable to burn DVDs. I have attempted to remedy this issue, but nothing seems to work

Weirdly enough, I WAS able to burn data to DVDs, as a matter of fact I just burned 2, but then it just stopped working. I tried using Brasero, Xfburn and K3b, and they all give some sort of error. I ...
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Cannot open files from CD burned in Ubuntu

I have burned a dvd in ubuntu some time ago from a machine I longer have. The disk contains images and pdf files. I have tested that the disk was working properly on Ubuntu but when I try to open it ...
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OpenShot creates 0 byte DVD files

I've created an OSP file with OpenShot, and I wanted to export it as a DVD file. As this is my very first project, I've checked some how-to-websites and blogs where it was clearly explained how I ...
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Static CD/DVD ROM Drive Location

I have read several questions relating to getting WINE to recognise the CD-ROM drive with no success. I have installed a Windows game and when I go to play it, I get a "Please insert disk into CD-ROM ...
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“VLC could not read the file” error when trying to play DVDs

I can watch most DVD's on my machine using VLC but today, I went to watch Thor, and it won't play. libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are at the latest versions. vlc -v returns 1.1.4 w32codecs are ...
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How to mount a blu-ray drive?

Maybe it is for the best to close this question. This has nothing to do with a bluray drive in general anymore. Probably a hardware defect. I will try to test it with a windows system and different ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu onto a DVD?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.10 onto a DVD as a full working version, which treats the DVD as the hard drive (like you can with a USB)?
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Slow dvd burning/reading speeds: how to solve

I have a problem on which I'm struggling since i started using linux a year ago on my desktop, but still haven't found a solution for it. When reading or burning a dvd, the speeds are very slow ...
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Unable to burn to DVD-ROM Discs [closed]

I have a problem. The problem is that I could burn a data DVD before but now I can't. I've had Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 10.10, and I have Ubuntu 11.10 right now. I've tried cleaning the DVD-ROM, and tried ...