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

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How do I boot Ubuntu off a DVD?

I've burnt the Ubuntu 12.10 image onto a DVD and I'm not sure what to do next. How do I boot off of it and can I go back to Windows 7 when I'm done with Ubuntu? I used this as my tutorial: http://www....
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Why is the command line needed to erase CDs and DVDs [closed]

Ubuntu 12.10 Newbie questions. Why do you have to use command prompts to erase CDs & DVDs on Ubuntu 12.10 when it has disc burning software like Brasero? Those commands are not working. I do not ...
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Formatting a drive in windows 7 before installing ubuntu from bootable dvd

Pretty simple question i think. I am going to install a 2terabyta SATA drive in my PC, I want to partion it using windows disk manager (a 500gig for Ubuntu the other 1500 for storage) If i choose ...
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Cannot read CD/DVD

Whenever I insert a CD/DVD in my drive, I cannot read them. Tried manually mounting them, but it shows: no medium found on /dev/sr0. I can only burn DVD (but not CD). My drive is okay, If I boot into ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't mount Samsung SE-218BB

I can't seem to mount the drive even though Samsung advertises it as being Linux compatible when switching it over to AV mode (by ejecting the tray and holding the eject button until the LED comes on) ...
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startup disk creator error “unable to mount blank DVD-R Disc location is already mounted”

My os is ubuntu 12.10 32 bit desktop. (Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz × 2) . When trying to burn the lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso file on a blank DVD-R Disc, using the startup disk creator,...
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Need to change default movie players in Kubuntu 12.04

I've recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on my computer, and the Dragon movie player doesn't work very well for me. So I installed the Totem movie player (which I've used in both Ubuntu and Lubuntu with ...
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I need a codec for my dell I8200, 10.04, dvd [closed]

I'm running 10.4 on a Dell I8200, and my DVD won't work.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Can't Play DVDs with Libdvdcss installed

I've installed VLC, libdvdread4, libdvdcss, Medibuntu and Ubuntu restricted extras AND ran this line of code... sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh ...on my Ubuntu 12.04 but whenever I ...
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DVD Region Code 4 wont play on my Region 4 drive after Ubuntu install

I recently reformatted my laptop to run Ubuntu 12.04. I purchased the laptop new in New Zealand (default: region 4 dvd) and it came with Windows XP. I had no trouble watching local region 4 dvd's on ...
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Why can't I read encrypted DVDs after installing libdvdread4?

I have already installed libdvdread4 and I still get the message: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.
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Installing 12.10 via DVD, Don't get install along side Windows 7 option?

Don't want to install via the Windows installer. Have burned the ISO and booted from CD. When I select the option to install, I'm not getting the option to "Install along side Windows 7" which the ...
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Why does my optical drive not play commercial dvds?

I'm very new to Ubuntu having just replaced a faulty Windows 7 on my Sony Viao. I now find that my DVD drive will not play commercial movie DVDs. I have loaded the recommended files. I can use home-...
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Trouble with booting from DVD on a Mac

So I just downloaded the latest edition of Ubuntu 32 bit onto a blank DVD. I went through the whole disk terminal and set it up the way the website showed. However when I inserted the disk it said it ...
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Speed of CD/DVD unit in ubuntu 12.04

I have intalled Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer laptop and the problem with the unit of CD/DVD is that it do not reduce the speed of reproduction. In other vertions of Ubuntu this probles was solved with "...
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Unable to rip DVD using HandBrake or OGMRip

I just got my kids some new DVDs, but I am trying to rip them and back them up, since I know they are rough with their discs, and I want to have backups in case the discs become scratched. However, I ...
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How to burn a region free DVD from a DVD movie locked to a specific region?

A friend of mine have a DVD movie locked to a different region. Hopefully, I seem to have a region free DVD player in my laptop. How can I burn a region free copy of his DVD movie so my friend can ...
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How to convert DVD to WMV (or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker)?

I need to convert DVD to WMV file or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker (video is going to be edited on windows machine). What software should I use?
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Brasero/K3b say: “no disc present”. How to burn on my blank DVD?

I have a Gateway E-4100 desktop computer with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I'm trying to burn files to a blank DVD using the internal DVD/CD burner (of which I'm sure is the original that came with the PC)....
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External DVD writer not detected in xfburn

I have an external dvd writer (brand: Buffalo) and it is not detected in xfburn. How do I solve this ? $ udevadm info --name=/dev/sr1 --query=all P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-1/2-1:1....
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no DVD since upgrade to kernel 3.7

My problem is the following, since an upgrade to Kernel 3.7, my cdrom/DVD drive has dissapeared. There is no trace of /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom0 and others. The drive does not show up in dmesg. I see many ...
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unable to mount blank-dvdr disk

I have inserted a blank disk into my dvd-rw but in ubuntu its showing an error that unable to mount the place is already mounted?
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Unable to see DVD drive on Ubuntu 12.10

I know that the drive is connected properly since I have Ubuntu installed along side Windows 7 and the drive works within Windows. I do not see it in the media folder as specified in other answers. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 will not play DVDs

First off, I'm not just a newbie, I'm clueless! So your answers will need to be in complete idiot language (let's say I'm computer savvy, and I can follow directions, but I've never programmed ...
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Determine CD/DVD burn date

How can I determine the date when a CD/DVD was written? I have already tried Disc info in Nero4Linux and cdrecord -v dev=xxx -toc, but unfortunately none of them gave me the answer. I know there ...
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CDs and DVDs won't play or burn in Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to burn an Iso image to DVD but when I put the disc in the tray and close it, Ubuntu won't recognise it. The same thing happens when I try to play music on a CD. There is a whirring noise, ...
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How do I set it such that DVDs and CDs autorun?

As per title, I'd like to know how in 12.10 you set it such that DVDs and CDs autorun.
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How to eject a CD/DVD from the command line

I've just right clicked on the DVD icon in the Unity Launcher in order to eject it, but instead of hitting the 'Eject' button, I missed and hit the 'Unlock from Launchpad' option instead. How do I go ...
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Can't mount data DVD using 12.04

I cannot mount a data DVD using Ubuntu 12.04. I can read the DVD using a different OS, so the DVD is not the problem. I can read other CDs using Ubuntu. The error I get is: $ sudo mount /dev/dvd /...
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By what methods can I check information about a DVD video disc?

I have some DVD video discs that I am intending to sell. I would like to get information such as region, language, subtitles. Some of the discs are in another language which I cannot read, and some ...
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How do I create a movie DVD to be played on a TV [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a movie DVD? I have all these DVD rips on my computer, and I want to put them on a DVD to play on my TV, as my laptop doesn't have a HDMI port. What is the ...
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Brasero yields “SCSI error on write(1248864, 16)”

I was using Brasero to burn a Win7 .iso for a friend (sorry, couldn't convince him to try Linux e.e) and when it was at 80% the process stopped with a "SCSI error on write(1248864, 16)". I burnt some ...
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libdvdread: Can't seek to block

I am trying to read a DVD. libdvdcss is installed. VLC plays the DVD fine for about 20 minutes before stopping suddenly. Totem, AcidRip, DVD::RIP all fail. I think that lsdvd sums up the problem: $ ...
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DVD won't autoplay

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 I accidentally unlocked the dvd icon from the launcher, and now I can't get the icon back. Also, dvds won't auto-play any more. Yes, I tried googling for solutions, but couldn'...
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Cannot burn iso image to DVD using any burner

I tried to burn iso image to DVD using my Laptops DVD writer, but I am unable to do so. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and have used brasero, gnomebaker and acetoneiso burner. All of these burner throws the ...
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Can't install nor try ubuntu 12.10, system halted

tried to find a solution but I wasn't able so far. I downloaded the torrent version of ubuntu 12.10 and burned it onto a dvd and created a bootable stick using unetbootin... the thing is, when ...
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Is there a way to create an installation CD instead of a DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I burn the 790Meg ISO to a CD? Is there also a way to create an installation CD instead of a DVD for the latest version of Ubuntu 12.10 ?
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DVD RW+ Not showing up

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 and my built in DVD Drive is not opening any cd/dvd/dvd rw that am trying to play on them. the drive seems to be mounted and recongnized: ...
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Is there a abcde equivalent for DVD/Blu-Ray Discs?

When I converted my CD collection to mp3 several years ago, I used abcde. The workflow basically went like this: Insert CD Run abcde abcde ejects the disc Repeat I'm looking for a similar workflow ...
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Deja Dup Backup to Cd/Dvd Possible or Not?

I started to use Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 last week. I'm a new comer. I liked this O.S. But I have a question which I couldn't find the answer here and by google search. The question is "Can I get scheduled ...
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Where can I find a 12.10 DVD image?

While I'm open to buying a DVD from the shop, I'd rather download a DVD image, but I can't find it on the Download page (only the CD images and the option to buying a DVD). I have slow internet where ...
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Why does upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 using a CD/DVD still require download?

When I attempted to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10, there was no autorun feature for the upgrade. So I went into Update Manager, Settings, and clicked "Add Volume" and it added the DVD I had downloaded ...
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Fast way to burn DVD-R (UDF)?

We could create ISO-9660 DVDs by piping mkisofs into cdrecord. For UDF, the procedure seems to be convoluted and slow. It creates a temporary blank 4GB file, then writes data into it, and only then ...
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DVD ROM with interactive Uni activities won't install on Ubuntu

I have just started an Open Uni degree and been supplied with a DVD ROM which has interactive activities, including video and audio to watch/listen to. Apparently you have to "install" the DVD and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not displaying DVD drive

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After installing it and seeing that most of the stuff runs like I'm used to on Windows, but then there are some things that keep arising and I have to solve, so ...
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DVDs and CDs not recognized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Inserted DVD disc not recognized I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on my computer (Sony Vaio VGN-NS205N). It reads some CDs and DVDs just fine, but many others it will not ...
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dvds not able to play in VLC nor Movie Player, 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras im trying to play a movie on my ubuntu machine using VLC or Movie Player. the source of the movie is a dvd. both players ...
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Can't read dvd in Xubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? My laptop has Xubuntu 12.04 installed and I can't read dvds burned in my dvd recorder. To read my dvds, I had to use a external USB ...
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unable to mount read-only DVD with photos

I have a working Samsung CD/DVD player with (SATA connection) and i'm running latest updated version of 12.04. Audio CDs and video DVDs appear in the devices sidebar, but I have a DVD from a ...
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How can I Integrate Ubuntu 32 and 64 bit into a single DVD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu I have both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 iso, but how can I integrate them (both 32 bit and 64 bit) into a single DVD with a menu to ...