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 can I get the Plasma 5 Device Notifier to give me appropriate options for DVDs after upgrading from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04?

Previous to installing Kubuntu 15.04, I was using Kubuntu 14.10 with Plasma 4. There, the Device Notifier would give me a number of options for Video Discs which I inserted. These included playing the ...
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Cannot download Ubuntu to a USB drive. Only option available is to burn to a DVD, which I do not have

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, when I click on the program, a window opens which asks me to burn to a disk. Even though I have a USB drive attached (and which is recognized by my computer) it ...
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How to create an .iso image from a windows dvd that i can then put on a flash-drive [duplicate]

Here is what I have: a Windows 7 AIO DVD that is already bootable no CD rom a flash drive empty DVDs I only get computers with cd-roms a few times a week. Here is what I want to do: make a ...
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Created a Bootable Cd and It is now Read Only and cant format it

Hello i have created a bootable cd from a DVD + RW Maxell 4.7Gb and it wont let me delete, modify, blank, or burn over it and create a different ubuntu bootable cd and i am trying to do all of this ...
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DVD writer isn't detected on 14.04

I was ready to put Opensuse.iso in my empty dvd when i went to files and check if it detected the device. it didnt. I went to Disks and it said it had no media. How can I make my DVD appear on the ...
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Using and installing from DVDs

I downloaded the newest Ubuntu iso-file and burned it on a DVD as described here: How to Burn an ISO. In my bios I changed the boot order with CD/DVD on the first place. Afterwards, my machine made ...
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Can't get DVDs to play

I know this has been asked before, but I haven't seen an answer. I'm unable to get my DVDs to play in 14.04. They played perfectly well before I upgraded from 12.04. I have all the extras installed, ...
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Ubuntu on iMac: how to? [duplicate]

I;m trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 on an iMac9,1 (with a 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) running a Mac os X 10.5.8. I burned the dvd smoothly. However after that, I'm not able to install Ubuntu after that. ...
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How to rip a dvd that is CSS protected

My question is this: I have used both dd and Brasero to rip commercial CSS protected dvds in the past. I know the packages required, and about libdvdcss2, and how all that works. Does libdvdcss2 ...
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xfburn: Failed to unmount Drive cannot be used for burning

XUbuntu 14.04.2/64 (latest updates) Xfburn 0.5.2 /etc/fstab: /dev/sr1 /media/dvd1 udf,iso9660 noatime,nosuid,group,users,noauto,ro 0 0 /dev/sr0 /media/dvd0 udf,iso9660 ...
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Unable to mount and burn DVD on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I try to mount and burn a DVD on my drive I receive this error message: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/nnnok/Vidyarambh: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o ...
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I can not get my DVD's to work. Crashing VLC player [duplicate]

I can not get my DVDs to work in vlc or any other player. How do I fix this? I have tried to install vlc gremlin and other players.
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This location could not be displayed - You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of OFFICE14

I'm installing Office on a laptop without a CD/DVD drive, so I must copy the contens of the discs to a network share first. I put the Office 2010 CD into my Ubuntu computer to copy to a Windows share ...
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Can't play UDF DVD burned in Windows 7. Error mounting

I am trying to play a DVD on my system, it was burned in Windows 7 and given to me. I was told that the file system used was .mp4 I get this error: Unable to mount UDF Volume Error mounting /dev/sr0 ...
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Cant start Ubuntu from dvd device

I am a long time user of Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it runnning on this pc with preloaded windows 8.1 I have disabled secure boot and dealt with UEFI, when I enter the BIOS I have moved CD/DVD boot ...
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How do I activate mt CD/DVD for Music/Movies? [duplicate]

How do I get my DVD to be seen from EDUBUNTU 14.04? Yes, I am a newbie, dabbled with RedHat Linux a while back.
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Older DVD Formats Not Functioning

I have found that some of my older DVD's are not either loading or being mounted. To be more specific, usually when I insert a DVD it makes some noises and then it shows up as a mounted device in ...
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Playing DVD's Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

I can play DVD's in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, but only once. If I want to play another DVD, I have to restart my system. OK, I've figured this part out. I have to click on File>Eject in ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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DVD not playing properly

What do I need to install in order to play a DVD with Ubuntu? I've just recently installed Ubuntu and have tried playing the DVD. It won't play - the only thing that shows is DVD was unable to play ...
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Installation issues onto a wiped laptop [duplicate]

I am trying to install the newest version of ubuntu on a toshiba satellite laptop that my friend accidentally wiped. When I insert the usb flash drive and boot the computer it says "no bootable device ...
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parole player gives Gstreamer error when CD/DVD played in XUBUNTU

No matter which DVD or CD I try to play using parole player in Xubuntu. I get the following error for CD's :Could not handle CDDA URI:GStreamer backend error : And the following for DVD's: Could not ...
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After installing ubuntu 14.04 can't boot any OS neither from USB and DVD

Recently i installed ubuntu 14.04 without any partiotion and i decided going back on windows 8.1 ,but when i try to boot windows from USB or DVD ,it automaticly boots to ubuntu. I've tried any ...
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Installation inside Windows 7 fails [duplicate]

As with many others, it appears, I'm running into a fatal problem with installing Ubuntu from DVD alongside Windows 7 - black screen, disk eject, no messages, no noises, no smoke coming out of the ...
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Trouble finding how to identify my dvd drive to mount it

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. From what I can see maybe I don't actually have to mount the dvd drive, though for certain I have to keep telling VLC the dvd isn't where it thinks it is. I guess my ...
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DVD/CD drive not showing

I am very very new to Ubuntu - running 14.04 on an Acer Aspire - I need to copy something to a dvd but I can't locate the drive at all. I need clear instructions on how to do this please, I know ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu 14.10 over 6 on older HP Pavilion tower

I have an hp pavilion desktop. got a CD/book from the library and was able to install Ubuntu 6. I deleted the Windows XP intentionally (tried the 6.0 demo and liked) and then upgrade through each ...
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Would like to sample 14.04 before committing to it [duplicate]

Would like to sample Ubuntu 14.04 before committing to it. Presently running Ubuntu 12.04. Have burned a DVD with Ubuntu 14.04. How can I run from this DVD?
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Can't load Ubuntu from DVD or USB

I would like to re-install Ubuntu onto my computer, but when I restart it and hit F9 and/or F12 and it won't load from the DVD or USB.
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Dell Latitude D520 won't detect hot-plugged optical drive

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bit as dual-boot with Windows 7 Pro. The optical drive works fine if I start the machine with the drive connected, but if I ...
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Ripping hidden title in extras on a dvd

I have a children's dvd which has 13 chapters, but the 13th chapter is only accessible through the dvd menu when you answer 10 questions correctly - and I can't find a way to rip it. I don't want the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't recognize CDROM/DVD device

lshw doesn't find the CDROM: juantxo@juantxo-OEM:~$ sudo lshw -class disk *-disk descripción: ATA Disk producto: WDC WD1600BEVS-0 fabricante: Western Digital id físico: ...
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growisofs with file of specific extensions

Could any guru help me construct a command line that would let me add just (say) *.jpg files to a growisofs command. It will need to recurse the folder structure and only add those .jpg files to the ...
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Diagnostics for intermittent trouble accessing Data DVDs and CD-Roms

A few months ago I migrated my two PCs from Windows to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one machine which I call U, and Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on the other, XU. For months I have been able to create Data ...
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Unable to play CD/DVD on kubuntu 14.10

I am a new user to kubuntu 14.10 64bit and unfortunately I am not able to play any DVD or any CD. At the beginning it seemed all works fine. sudo lshw -C disk *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM ...
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Audio CD won't mount but DVD does

I have an annoying issue. If I put a DVD in the drive and run sudo blkid it seems to have been detected no problems. This is the output from blked /dev/sda1: ...
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advanced boot options ubuntu 14.04 dvd

I have been trying to access the advanced menu when booting from a ubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit dvd. I have tried f6, f12, all the f's actually, and I cant stop it from loading the graphical menu where you ...
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DVD burners can't find a device (14.10)

Please be gentle! I am trying to create data disk archives on DVD. I have used XFburn, K3B, Brasero (junk) and Nautilus. In every case but one none of the utilities can locate a burning device. ...
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How to compare a DVD to an ISO?

When I boot the (non-Ubuntu) DVD from the burned ISO, it starts to install, then gives a blank screen. Is it possible to compare the DVD to the ISO? Apparently, only if you compare an exact number ...
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md5 for iso checks, but burn always fails

---------------------update------------------------- the disc shows as an excellent disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ cdck -t -v Track list (1-1): 1: 00:02:00 (sec: 000000) data 170: 82:48:60 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation DVD cannot detect Win7, but the USB stick can

The same Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO image is burned into a DVD disc and a USB stick. The hard disk is of 1T bytes. Win7 occupies the first 600G of the disk, and I'd like to install Ubuntu on the rest 400G. It ...
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DVD Continually Opening Closing

I want to disable the DVD which is not used. It now just opens and closes every few minutes. I have tried a few things but nothing works. I cannot easily open up the PC which is under a corner table ...
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Mounting CD/DVD drive

Trying to mount my cd/DVD drive so i can useit, currently when i put a disk in nothing happens. I'm trying to use wodim to detect the device and this is the output. cmehmen@c:~$ wodim devices wodim: ...
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System doesn't see my dvd drive as a recorder

Ever since upgrading to 14.04 (I believe - I didn't try to burn anything for a while), my system has not been able to burn CD/DVD. It's seen as "Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH (KAA2)" mounted as /dev/sr0 ...
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Bulit-in DVD drive not working after loading a disc

My laptop's DVD drive has suddenly stopped working. All I know is that its not getting power. Now, I don't know whether the drive has gone bad or is there some other reason. Drive was running all ...
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Problem erasing files from DVD-RW

I burned a movie in some DVD-RW and now I want to replace it by another movie, i.e, erase the files from the DVD-RW and burn another. I check some suggestions online, and found brasero's the best, but ...
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Is it possible to keep packages installed on ubuntu when booting from DVD

I have a machine running windows 7 and I boot Ubuntu from a DVD I prefer not to partition my hardrive for a dual boot so I picked the option of trying ubuntu. Is it possible to download packages like ...
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If I boot Ubuntu from dvd on windows 7 will I have to keep changing the bios whenever I want to switch between OS's

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 burned on a DVD I was wondering if I did go in the BIOS on my windows 7 machine and chose boot from CD will I still be able to boot windows 7 later on without disabling the boot ...
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Slow system responsiveness reading some CD-R/DVD-R

My system hangs from time to time when reading imperfect CD-R/DVD-R (slow reading speed from the drive). It is like the filesystem's IO lags and every time an application wants to read or write ...
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Installation help for friend with Dell PC

I need some help about installing Ubuntu onto my friend's Dell Dimension DM061 desktop PC, which is currently running Windows Vista. It seems to have an Intel dual core CPU and plenty of free space ...