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

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blk device /dev/sr0 disappears after sleep+resume

Hardware: hp Pavilion g6, w/ sata DVD-rom GT80N System: ubuntu desktop 14.04LTS (up-to-date @14.04.03) Symptoms: 1/ Upon fresh reboot, 'lsblk' command shows /dev/sr0 2/ After sleep+resume, ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 from a live-dvd/usb [duplicate]

I have been trying to use a live dvd/usb of Ubuntu 14.04 as my OS. It works fine, very fast, but seems to degrade over time. Sometimes quickly, sometimes it can run for days. It never crashes, apps ...
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DVD drive detected as virtual drive

I'm trying to install a driving theory test for my brother in law, but it stops and says that our CD is counterfeit. When I went through the FAQ, it said most likely that is because my drive isn't ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from live dvd

I purchased a dell inspiron 15 3541 laptop in April with amd a6 cpu and Windows 8.1. I want to run Ubuntu as a live dvd. I changed the boot order so it boots first from dvd drive and also turned ...
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external CD/DVD drive Samsung SE-208GB not working properly in Ubuntu

My new external CD/DVD drive Samsung SE-208GB is not working properly on mini PC with Ubuntu 14.04. Audio CDs play OK, DVDs play with difficulty (vibrations, higher noise), or not at all - it throws ...
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DVD Playback using Xubuntu

I have updated my software and installed VLC and installed the DVD Extras pack as suggested but the DVD will not play. I have tried several DVD's and reinstalled the Xubuntu from fresh and updated and ...
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Change default settings of totem

I want to set totem to automatically have the "zoom n" setting when watching dvds, but I can't seem to make any persistent relevant settings changes. I wrote a launcher that uses a script with the ...
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dd read errors on /dev/sr0

I have a problem with my dvd drive, which seems like a hardware issue to me, as I have tried several things and I can't properly read my DVDs. However, I want to ask if anyone has seen similar issues ...
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Cannot Play DVD - Unknown filesystem?

I have a DVD that was created on a some DVD recorder/player box. I am trying to grab the files off of it so I can do video editing of the footage. My problem is I cannot read the DVD. It is detected ...
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Error message when trying to boot from DVD for ubuntu installation on Toshiba Satellite L50-B-241

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Toshiba Satellite L50-B-241. Apparently all the files I have downloaded from the website seem to be on the DVD but you may have a look just in case: "D:\[BOOT]" "D:\...
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How to find out the regional code of a DVD in Ubuntu?

I have some DVDs where the regional code is not printed on the DVD case. I want to sell them, so I need to know their regional code. Is there a tool to find out in Ubuntu / Linux? Please note: I ...
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DVD's still not working

Have installed the libraries suggested for getting encrypted DVD's to play but its still not happening. When I typed in sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/...
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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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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. I'...
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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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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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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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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 this:...