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

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Dell Latitude D830 DVD Drive Not Recognized

Unlike some people who have issues with the video or WiFi drivers, I suffer from not being able to use the DVD drive on this laptop. Upon POST, the BIOS sees it and I am able to open the tray as well; ...
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How do I get movies to work in my dual CD/DVD computer?

I have an older Dell Optiplex GX620. It has an IDE CD drive and an IDE DVD drive. I cannot seem to get Ubuntu 14.04 to allow movies to play. I've tried installing libdvdcss2 as well as the ...
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Software that optimally fills a CD? (Best fit)

I'm looking for software that takes a group of folders and tries to assign them to a CD with the least amount of wasted space. Ideally, the software should: Let me specify a custom size for the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD playback stuttering

Running into a problem playing DVD's on 14.04 LTS. I have installed all libs in various sections and do get the menus and initial menu videos to play however when the main movie plays the video become ...
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How to add more files to a finalized DVD?

I have a finalized DVD...but some documents were left to be put into the DVD. I want to burn the leftover files into that finalized disk. How to do that? Thank you in advance.
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Only MKV format available in HandBrake

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit. I have installed HandBrake rev5474 (i686), which I believe is the latest, and the Ubuntu Restricted Extras. I am able to play DVDs via VLC but when it comes to ...
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Movie DVDs spin and then get ejected

When I insert a movie DVD into my drive, it will spin up and down a couple times and then get ejected without any action or error message. Data DVDs are read fine. Hardware: 2010 model iMac Output ...
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Writing ISO to disk [closed]

In win8 When I right click on the .iso file, (write to disc) does not appear. How do I write the .iso file to a DVD properly?
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Why is Ubuntu failing to recognise folders on cds?

I'm completely new to Ubuntu, but thought I'd give it a go to try and do something different than Mic****ft, I'm running 14.04 on an old AMD Athlon LE-1640, with 3GB RAM on this PC I am only running ...
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I want to know how to create a multi boot DVD with all the Ubuntu flavors (Kubuntu, lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I am a computer teacher. I am introducing my students to Linux, and I wish to create a multi boot live-DVD (single layer, 4.5GB) with all the Ubuntu flavors (Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu ...
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problem mount cdrom under Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed VMWare 10 on my Dell PC, and installed Ubuntu 14.04. Now I am having trouble mount /cdrom. Here's what I have tried: mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom mount: no medium ...
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bootable DVD & USB of Centos 6.5 x86 based from Ubuntu 13.10

My question is how to make a bootable DVD / USB for CentOS 6.5 x86(32-bit) from Ubuntu 13.10 (with the help of terminal / GUI or through both ways) OR what softwares i can use for this purpose??? In ...
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Sound from VLC cuts in and out

When playing DVDs with VLC the audio cuts in and out. What can be causing it? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). I'm using a Gateway 310H Desktop with a Thraser Intel motherboard. The audio is ...
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xbmc can't play dvd from disk

XBMC crashes when I try and play a dvd. I had assumed it was because of an error with trying to read a copy protected disk. However, I have installed libdvdcss and set the region on my player as per ...
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auto load vlc after closing DVD tray manually

I'm trying to make my htpc experience as smooth as possible for my family. I've set up VLC to auto launch in full screen when a DVD is entered into the internal DVD player on my HTPC. However, if ...
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How do I erase a CD/DVD-R

For some reason, the Basero GUI isn't detecting my CD when I try to use the blanking option there. I tried various terminal commands, none of them worked. If anyone could help me out here, I would ...
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Cannot select content on dvd in Acidrip

I am using Acidrip 0. 14 and Lubuntu 14. 04. Typed in '/dev/sr0' in the video source path field and at the bottom left corner it says 'DVD read ok' but nothing shows up in the large window under the ...
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Is a DVD+R, that also has “RW” printed on it, re-usable? [closed]

About the DVD: DVD+R is printed on the disk, as well as - separately (!) - RW I burned the 14.04 LTS *.iso on to that DVD in Win7, following standard procedure as listed on ubuntu.com Should ...
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Does `CD/DVD Creator` verify an optical disk after writing to it?

Does CD/DVD Creator verify an optical disk after writing to it? In other words, is the data read back and compared to the original? Edit: The OS is Ubuntu 12.04. Screenshot of the application ...
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how to get ubuntu to load via DVD onto pc on xp

Downloaded the 32bit Desktop 14.04 version using a Windows 7 laptop. I have checked the download using winMD5SUM - ok- and burned a DVD using Deepburner. After several tries at booting the pc in ...
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Burning .iso with Windows

i've got a problem with burning .iso file with Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and unfortunately corrupted Win 8 bootloader, it goes back to GRUB when i try to fire it up, or ...
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Cannot use CD/DVD-reader at all

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem with my CD/DVD reader. Manually pressing the button on the laptop gives no response, it worked fine for a while but stopped working a while back. Then ...
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problem installing ubuntu from LiveDVD: “Could not find a medium with live file system”

I've been trying for the past 3 days and am infuriated at all those failures. This makes 8 DVDs I've burned using a variety of methods, including those from the official Ubuntu page and nothing works. ...
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Downloading Ubuntu onto a DVD-R

I was wondering if I will be able to download Ubuntu onto a DVD. If so, will doing so automatically replace Windows as my OS? I'm downloading it using someone else's computer and I don't want to ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD drive won't work

I just got a new DVD drive that I know works because it live boots another distribution. When I put a dvd into the drive it repeatedly tries and fails to spin up, and Ubuntu doesn't recognize that ...
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DVD on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not found

When I put a DVD into my computer's drive it cannot be found or played by Fluendo Player. What do I have to do to see DVD Movies on my new Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks for your quick answers! Frank
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DVD drive is not mounting any CD, DVD or games

I can't get any DVDs to work, but I can boot from a CD. justin@justin-X6815:~$ wodim --prcap dev=/dev/sr0 wodim: Operation not permitted. Warning: Cannot raise RLIMIT_MEMLOCK limits. Device type ...
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Ubuntu does not recognise DVD-R and DVD+R

Someone gave me some DVDs where he burnt some videos on them by himself. My Ubuntu installation does them not recognize at all. "Normal" commercial DVDs I am able to play. I have no real clue where ...
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Unable to install on Toshiba P25-S507 laptop

Trying to get Ubuntu to install on an old Toshiba P25-S507 Laptop but not having any luck at all, tried from DVD downloaded online, tried from usb stick, tried using cd boot helper which gives me an ...
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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 and re-install 12.04?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS and realised that it is simply not right for this particular computer (I do still plan to use 14.04 with my newer machines). I wish to completely ...
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Failed to mount UDF

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04. When I had windows 7, I burnt a CD, it was like 4 months ago, now I need to open that CD in Xubuntu, since I no longer have windows. Solution 1 (didn't work) sudo ...
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Thoggen DVD Rip Assistance Needed Please

I try to rip a DVD and got this error message. An error occurred: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed. What is a decryption ...
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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

NOTE: Please lock this topic, a friend of mine found out I was installing the wrong Drivers, which is probably the reason why this didn't work in the first place. (before anyone says it, yes, I am an ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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How to determine whether a dvd is re-writable or not?

Is there any command or a tool that can tell me if I can rewrite a dvd ??? Because sometimes companies fool you and write on their dvds RW when they are not.
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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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unable to write files to blank cd/dvd

Every-time I insert a CD/DVD into my Toshiba Satellite series Laptop installed 13.10 (64) i receive this auto start message. Through some surfing i found disabling of ...
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Burn ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD [duplicate]

I've downloaded the Ubuntu.rar file and extracted it. Upon extracting i ended up with a large amount of different files and not a .iso file. Should I burn all the files to a DVD? Will that work? ...
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Problems mounting CD/DVD

I'm facing issues when using by very first time my CD/DVD drive in Linux. Back when I had Linux, it worked normal, CD/DVD rw, but since I didn't use it much, I just removed it from the laptop (you ...
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do i need to make a bootable cd

I have windows 8, I already choose the option of try and install, and after the computer restarts it doesn't start. I have it mounted on a virtual drive. Do I need to make a bootable cd if I want to ...
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How to install Grub on PC with Ubuntu 13.10_x64 from live DVD

Preface: This is my first Ubuntu install from a live DVD. I have very little experience with GNU/Linux; however I have in the past installed Kwheezy after burning an ISO without any problems. ...
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how do i access my dvd rom drive on ubuntu?

I understand that you have to mount your dvd rom or cd rom before using it. I also understand that this has to be done in root in Terminal. i know how to get into root. I dont know the code i have to ...
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Samsung AIO soft touch button and SCSI interface driver?

I've been trying to work out how to connect my soft touch button to the SCSI interface for some time, frustration usually has me heading for the hills. Ending up using the basic "eject" command from ...
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Editing AVI Metadata

I know there are questions like this one but I tried other's solutions but they did not work for me. This 'works': ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata title="Moonshine" -metadata author="Moonshine" ...
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cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint

I have followed every instruction imaginable but still cannot get "certain" (disney is one culprit) dvd's to play on my mint/ubuntu setup - they play perfectly on a windows 7 laptop I have tried vlc ...
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DVD's won't play with 13.10

DVD's used to play with 12.04, but since I upgraded to 13.10 I can't get any type of dvd to read. I have tried Totem and VLC. I have also installed the following: sudo apt-get install ...
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13.10 image burn issue

I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit release to burn to a DVD on my Windows 7 machine, and then install on an old XP machine. I am having trouble writing the image to a DVD with this error: The disc ...
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Why can't I watch movies? [closed]

I installed VLC player and it still won't play dvds. I'm running 13.10. It acts like its about to play and then it just stops.