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 mostly automate authoring video dvds?

How to take a few hundred video files of various formats and put them on dvds, with a dvd menu item for each video file? Automated to the extend that doing any action for each and every file is too ...
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Why some commercial DVD do not mount?

I have installed all the required add ons -such as restricted extras, to play commercial DVDs on my Ubuntu machine, but some of them are not mounted on Ubuntu and thus unable to play. It seems that ...
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Burned dvd 15.04 boot up OK, but burned dvd 14.04.3 doesn't.

I just tossed away like a pack of dvds just because I couldn't make a dvd iso bootable one for 14.04. I had no problem burning 15.04 into a dvd, it boots and give you option to install ubuntu. but ...
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Installing Ubuntu - burning ISO file onto DVD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu by downloading the Ubuntu ISO onto a DVD and then boot from the DVD. I have downloaded the ISO file which I got from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop Then I ...
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“How to burn a DVD on OS X” but DVD does not boot

I followed all the steps about hot to burn a DVD on OS X as in http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx but.. (after using the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso ) even that I ...
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Default Video Player in 15.04 doesn't play DVDs

What's strange about it is every other video player WILL play DVDs. It's just the default video application that won't... If I double click on the DVD icon in the player's initial window, it will ...
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Can' t mount CD or DVD

I' m trying to burn a simple mp3 data CD but I can' t get k3b/brasero/xfburn to work. Basically K3b says 'Please insert an empty or appendable medium', like if there wasn' t a CD in the DVD recorder. ...
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Having a problem with CD/DVD display

I have an HP laptop and I decided to watch an ultrasound of my kid on the computer but when I click on the disc to search for the videos, nothing shows up like if the disc was empty, I know that the ...
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Burn bootable Ubuntu DVD on Windwos 10

I have a PC running Windows 10 and have downloaded the Ubuntu iso to it, but I can't figure out how to burn it to a DVD.
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desktop 15.04 crashes install

I just downloaded ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso, burned it on DVD - and it crashes immediately after restart-install (NPE RIP @ fb_release+0x26/0x60!
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When trying to open a DVD Volume I get location could not be displayed

The popup error message says: you do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "VIDEO_TS". I can however, access the DVD video_ts folder from a windows 8.1 OS. My Laptop is an ...
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Busybox initrmf disk by UUID not found ubuntu 14.04

I am aware there are few more questions about this problem, but this is slightly different. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on a dual boot Samsung laptop. This setup has been working ...
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Device not finding a CD/DVD Drive

I'm new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 from a disk I downloaded and burned on this laptop whilst it was running Win8.1. Laptop is an HP Pavilion g6. Clearly the CD/DVD drive works, as the ...
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Problem with dvd

I have edubuntu 14.04 LTS Operating System. While put a DVD ( contains music, photos, files etc ) in the DVD drive , then the DVD cannot open automatically. But other types of DVD runs good. Also ...
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Problems with installing ubuntu 15 from a dvd

I tried and I got this: Any help someone can give me will be greatly appreciated. For anyones information, I also tried to install from a usb using unetbootin, AND lili. Both gave me the same ...
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Can't play DVDs or Blurays

Just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14.04 and although I can't open any videos on my ASUS SBC-06DX2-U external bluray combo drive. I have both USB provided plugged in and I can see on the left hand ...
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how do i get dvd menus in mplayer

I love mplayer but I can't figure out how to get the DVD menus working I herd you need to type something like this mplayer dvdnav:// but I don't know what comes after that.
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DVD Will not mount blanks

I'm having no success mounting blank DVDs to burn. When I run the disks utility it tells me that the DVD Drive is read-only. If anyone knows why this happens other than no file system to read. ...
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How to burn DVD files to disk [duplicate]

I have downloaded DVD files which I want to burn to a disc an play on TV, but Brasero is not helping me much with that. The files are not in the .iso format. If there are other software that can help ...
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How to play DVD with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an external USB DVD drive which works fine with my Win7 laptop; however, when I connect it to my netbook (Ubuntu 14.04), it will not play commercial (encrypted) DVDs. I have installed the VLC ...
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External DVD writer, strange behavior

I have an issue with my external dvd writer (Samsung SE208GB). When I insert an audio CD in it, it seems that the system recognizes the cd, it creates a "Audio CD" un the launcher, waits a few seconds ...
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Sylvanie DVD/Tablet combo Ubuntu Kernel 3.0.36+

I have a Sylvania Tablet with integrated portable DVD player. The volume when playing a DVD is very low and can't be heard if there's any background noise in the room. Any ideas on how I can change ...
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Installing an asus usb-n14. I read similar questions but mine comes with an install dvd w/linux

I downloaded http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/USB-N14/DR_USB_N14_261320140102_Linux.zip from How to install Asus USB-N14 Adapter?, My adapter comes with a dvd including a file named ...
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ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my dvd r/w lightscribe drive

I am running an HP Pavilion dv6700 with ubuntu 14.04 installed. I am new to Linux OS. I have typed in the command at the prompt "sudo lshw -C disk" and all that shows up is the harddrive. I have ...
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Why does Fluendo which I bought not work any more?

I have bought the Fluendo DVD player software a while ago because it always was the only software capable of playing all the DVDs I had on my computer. But this program seems to have been quietly ...
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My PC doesn't detect CDs/DVDs

I have long back, when using Windows, deleted the CD ROM driver. Was that a bad thing? Now my only and primary OS is Ubuntu. How can I run CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu? Please help.
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unable to upgrade to lts (or any supported distro) I am new no dvd

I bought a cheap laptop off gumtree. Unfortunately it does not come with dvd so I cannot install 15.1 or 14.04 on it. I do have old linux 11.2 I think but there is no way that I can see to upgrade it ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS dvd problems

My dvds will not play. I did "sudo apt-get install libdvdread4" and still nothing. What else can I do?
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Booting from live Linux DVD on Dell Latitude D830

The bootup order has the DVD at Number Four, however there is no other OS on the hard drive. I do not see any option on the Dell D830 Latitude laptop that will allow it to see the Linux DVD, altho it ...
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Autorun dvd or cd in version 14.04

How do I make a cd or dvd autorun when I insert it? I am using version 14.04. At the moment a folder box with all the individual files opens.
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dvd-cd rom doesn't work ubuntu 14.04 lts

$ cd-drive cd-drive version 0.83 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 R. Bernstein This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; ...
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Lenovo X201 docking station and dvd drive

I bought a x201 and installed Ubuntu. I was offered a docking station at a later date which I then bought and have just got hold of a dvd drive for the docking station. Unfortunately Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 can't identify my dvd/cdrom drive as cd+rw only as cd+r drive

I can't remember for sure but I think after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, ubuntu can't recognize my dvd/cdrom drive as writing(burning) drive but only as a reading drive, I have tried to burn cd ...
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Lubuntu 14.04. Copy DVD between two DVD drives

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I am a former Windows person. I create a master document DVD and then I burn copies of it to a second DVD drive to send to my co-workers. This is a frequent task. ...
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VLC breaks while playing DVD iso

I have a dvd iso of a movie I ripped using dd into my machine prior throwing away my DVD player. At a certain spot, vlc breaks. Looking at the debug messages (tools->messages->verbosity=2) I read that ...
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DVD drive can only read one DVD, 21 Jump Street

My DVD drive can only read one DVD. 21 Jump Street, and I know exactly why, just not how to fix it. Here is the command line output for 'sudo lshw -C disk' *-cdrom description: ...
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no boot options [duplicate]

I am running on Ubuntu (I was on W8 before), but I need to go back to Windows. I'm trying to boot from a live-DVD and a FlashDrive, but without luck. Ubuntu doesn't give me any boot option. If I ...
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DVD Write from GUI

I've been exploring Linux since Win 8 came out and have settled on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 with the Gnome desktop and like it. The laptop is a Dell. The laptop it is installed on has a ...
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dvd95, alternative?

dvd95 was removed from Vivid (15.04). Do you know of any alternative as easy to use as that one (or maybe even easier) and that it is native for GTK environments or maybe that can be used via an easy ...
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Is there a reason most DVD Ripping software has been removed from 14.10 and up?

Can someone explain to me why did OGMRip, Acidrip, Mencoder and probably some other DVD Ripping software has gone missing from Multiverse? Has it been banned? Because dvd::rip is still there and so ...
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Issues burning .iso images with 14.r04 Trusty Tahr

Hello to the people of Ubuntu Universe! I am having tremendous difficulty burning .iso images on 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I have used Brasero, K3B, and/or XFburn. I have tried just about everything gui ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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Unable to play commercial DVDs

I recently wanted to play a commercial DVD in my computer's built in DVD drive. So I the inserted Faulty Towers DVD into my DVD drive, and then told it to launch it in Videos, and it just gave me ...
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why doesn't VLC play a full DVD?

I've been using Ubuntu for a few months now and this is the first time I want to watch a movie with this software, but I've been having a lot of problems with it. I have installed all of the helps for ...
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Can I save chapter titles when ripping a DVD?

I've got a DVD set of the Live 8 concerts in 2005 which has 4 DVDs, each about 2 hours long. It's got lots of chapters markers and I want to rip them to MKV files and add in the artist / song titles ...
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Arista transcoder not working in Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. I want to convert an mp4 file to the Video_TS/Audio_TS format for DVDs. After adding the file and starting the application, I get a message that a required element ...
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Encrypted DVDs Do Not Autoplay

I have installed Ubuntu Mate 15.04. When I insert an audio CD or a non-commercial DVD into the drive a window will appear asking me what I want to do. I know how to change the settings to cause the ...
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Live DVD and status DRDY

I am trying to install Linux on my pc as dualboot. On this PC, I am using windows since 2 years. After booting with a live DVD of Kubuntu 15.04 (I also tried it afterwards with an USB-Stick and Linux ...