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

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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 ...
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Share my DVD drive with my Mac Mini over LAN

I've got a Mac Mini that doesn't have a DVD drive. Apple says you can share a DVD drive over the network, but their "magical" approach only works with Windows and other Macs. ...
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Is there an install DVD with multiple interface choices?

I would like to be able to burn a single DVD containing multiple interfaces. The Ubuntu live CD image is 700MB so there should be loads of room. Maybe the languages packages could be put on it as ...
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Troubles when trying to play a DVD

I'm trying to play a DVD I recently bought, but when I try to, sometimes a message appears: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not ...
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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 ...