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 to remove ubuntu and install xp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching OS from Ubuntu to XP? dvd player works during start up, but stops after few seconds. then ubuntu starts up. so I can't install xp. I changed bios to dvd on 1. ...
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Burning Snow Leopard DMG on Ubuntu

So I have a SL Copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard.DMG and I am running Ubuntu 12.0.4. I tried burn the DMG to a DVD using CD/DVD Creator however when I try, it comes up with a message saying 'The size of ...
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Which players are known to be able or not to be able to play DVD saved as a directory on a Toshiba AC100 (ARM)

The answer to this question should help one to choose the player to run in Ubuntu 12.04 on Toshiba AC100 (ARM) if one wants to play a DVD saved in a directory in the filesystem. The layout of the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 DVD images and debian-installer

The Ubuntu 12.04.1 (Precise) Desktop DVD image for the i386 architecture does not seem to include debian-installer, the alternative text-mode installation option. Why so? In 10.04 (Lucid) the DVD used ...
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I can not play movie dvd's [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Inserted DVD disc not recognized I'm running ubuntu 12.04, I put a music cd in the dvd player and it plays it. I put a dvd to watch a movie and nothing happens. I have ...
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DVD drive unable to eject/load and won't recognize/play anything [closed]

I am running 12.04, and my drive is a Plextor PX 880SA. My DVD player does not work. Today was my first attempt at trying to use it in months, or maybe even longer, so I'm not sure how long it has ...
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ubuntu-12.04-dvd-amd64.iso only 1.6G?

Is it normal? The old Ubuntu DVD used to be 3.9 GB or more, has a lot of stuff for off-line users really, so what just happened?
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How to install every thing on from the installation DVD?

I have downloaded the dvd (12.04) and I want to sure I have installed every thing on it, so that I may save my INTERNET usage when I need to install new packages. That is, apt wont download the ...
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bootable disk and application on one DVD?

I have a program I want to use that only runs on a Linux OS. I'm in the process of creating an Ubuntu bootable DVD so my Windows 7 computer can run the program. My question is can I also burn the ...
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My DVD drive won't detect any CD media (DVDs seem to work). Is there a way to fix this?

I have a similar problem to what is described here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/dv7-3079wm-BD-DVD-CD-drive-grinding-sound-won-t-read-CD-R-data/td-p/1211755 I have not tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dvd/rw has stopped mounting and cannot gain access to dvd/rw

I have followed a number of threads over the last 6-8 hours but I am unable to get my removable disk drive to mount (either automatically or via the terminal command line). The processor is an AMD64 ...
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Inserted DVD disc not recognized

I was trying to watch a DVD on my Ubuntu laptop, however, whenever I insert the disc, the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer pane disappears, seems that it cannot detect what type of disc was inserted. ...
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What cd/dvd burning software should I use? [closed]

I have tried countless cd/dvd burning software on ubuntu 12.04 and none of them work for me, any ideas guys? I've tried tovidgui, bombono dvd,and mestelix, they are all so very confusing is there ...
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How can I find out the file path for my laptop's dvd drive

Normally I insert a DVD in the drive and I get a prompt that leads me to the movie player app and all is well. How can I find the drive file in the event the prompt doesn't show up or something goes ...
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Why are both old and new optical drives not detected in Ubuntu or in Windows?

I'm running 12.04LTS. So I asked this same question on the ubuntuforums and was recommended to get a new drive. I've done that and still have the same problem. Here's the original ...
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Accessing DVD or USB drive [closed]

When I insert a DVD or USB drive into the computer it does not open. Are there additional drivers that I need to install? I know the USB drive is working because I installed Ubuntu using it.
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Sound glitches (repeats) momentarily

Since upgrading to 12.04 (64-bit), i've noticed an issue while watching DVDs in VLC - the sound will "glitch" - that is, it'll replay a tiny sample over and over for about a second or so, and then ...
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How do I make dvd::rip not freeze halfway through a DVD?

When trying to rip a DVD, it freezes after 30 minutes. When I try to transcode a small part of the dvd, I get this error.
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ripping a dvd into an iso image using k9 but getting no sound

I m trying to rip a dvd using k9 from ubuntu software center.I have saved it as an iso file.I have burned it three times and each time the video turns out great but I have no sound in vlc or a ...
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How to install VMWare Workstation from dvd - but do it from the command line?

I hope I haven't just missed it if this was asked before. I did some searching but there's so many posts and I didn't see anything close enough to what my problem is. I need to install vmware ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I am completely new to Linux, due to some problems in my Windows I decided to give Linux a try. I am quite liking it accept for some minor issues. The biggest of them is that I cannot find my DVD ...
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Ripping DVD movie to near lossless video and audio quality

In the past I've been backing up my DVDs films as an .iso image to ensure that I have the best possible quality and that I could at a later date encode a movie/show to any format I want. However, as ...
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How to install libdvdcss? [closed]

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to figure out how to play DVDs. I've read through a lot of forums, and got to the one asking how to read encrypted DVDs. I was able to do the first step and ...
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How do I rip a dvd including menus and extras to a menu driven divx file (or any lossy format that supports menus)?

I am asking exactly this question for the same reason, but would like to archive dvds as small, low quality video, while preserving the menu choosing experience. I would like to rip my dvds to ...
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How do I burn a DVD with more than 3.8 GB data?

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.8.3 and wodim / genisoimage 1.1.11, but the problem is on Ubuntu (with Brasero) and occurred in Oneiric as well. Whenever I try to burn more than 3.8GB (approaching the ...
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How to select installing packages via DVD while installing Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu (or Linux). I have just started to get acquainted with Fedora and now I want to switch to Ubuntu. I was wondering if I install via DVD, will all the packages (including ...
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Ripping DVD to iso - Accurately

I have been using Brasero to rip my DVD collection to .iso. However, I've discovered some errors in some of the DVDs through playback e.g. VLC player would just stop playing the iso file when a bad ...
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Is it possible to install LibreOffice from Ubuntu DVD to Ubuntu studio?

Because of download restriction, I would like to know if it is possible to install LibreOffice (or other software) from Ubuntu 12.04 DVD to Ubuntu studio? I have Ubuntu studio 12.04 installed and ...
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I can't burn a CD in 12.04. I can only read data from a CD

I can't burn a blank cd/dvd. The system does not recognize any cd/dvd drive. When I insert a cd/dvd with data, there is no problem. The system automounts the drive. Please help. Thank you.
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Cannot view, use, or open CDs or DVDs in Ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have encountered a rather irritating problem. Whenever I insert a CD or DVD (whether it have data, music, movies, or nothing at all), nothing pops up saying "you ...
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12.04 won't recognize my CD/DVD Drive

CD/DVD drive is an IDE slave device, and my hard drive is the IDE master device. The hard drive is located at /dev/sda1, but dev/sda2 can't be mounted. (I can't use -t auto and I don't know what the ...
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None of the DVDs can be read

It does not matter what kind of DVD I try to play on either my DVD-ROM or my DVD-R/RW I get the same error message from VLC media player. I have tried all disc device options. This is the error ...
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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 ...