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

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Failed installation [closed]

I'm installing ubuntu as my first OS on my laptop from a bootable DvD,now it all goes good,but at about 90ish % my disc starts making a weird noise and the installation crashes.Now I don't know what ...
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Burning Ubuntu 12.04.3 in to DVD errors?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3. It said a couple errors and then said it finished and ejected DVD after it hit 100%. When I try to view properties of DVD to see if it even had anything on it ...
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Select the default language and subtitles with dvdauthor

Summary of the question: How can I select the default language and subtitles with dvdauthor? I create backup copies of the DVDs my kids are allowed to watch that only contain the main title. I use ...
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does this work in Ubuntu correctly - or is there missing something?

This (gawky) question is concerning command dd: dd if=/dev/DVD of=whatever.iso seems not to work ... and then output follows like: could not open /dev/DVD - file or directory not found Is ...
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Dvd-r will not allow me to burn a file like my bios update for example

I recently installed Ubuntu live 13.10 its been a fun learning experience. However I am reading all the help files on permissions to determine why I the owner of my own computer that I purchaced ...
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Burning a DVD Disc [duplicate]

If I download Ubuntu O.S. and burn a DVD on my windows 7 64 bit machine, will that DVD install on my older laptop? Windows XP 32 bit. Thanks, Gary.
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how to create recovery DVD?

I have brought Dell vostro 2520. It has preinstalled ubuntu. Can you please tell to how to create recovery disk? So that after format, I can reinstall ubuntu.
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Cannot burn or use Ubuntu images on Mac

I'm trying to get a version of Ubuntu running on my old Intel Mac. However, my computers think all of the disc images I've tried so far (downloaded from Ubuntu.com, I've tried 32-bit versions of ...
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DVD Optical drive not mounting

Friends, I am a complete noob to the Linux world. I just installed 12.04 LTS version. Everything is working fine and I love it. There is one small problem. I insert my DVD into the optical drive. The ...
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Make bootable USB/DVD from Mac for PC installation

i've downloaded the last 64 bit version of ubuntu on my macbook pro. Now i want to create a bootable usb/dvd for install ubuntu on my pc, but i'm on a mac. My pc is formatted, so i can't use it. ...
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dvd's have stopped working on 13.10

I dont know why but vlc, media player, smplayer simply wont detect and play any dvd. please tell me what i need to show you to help me... im not completely usless with commands etc but a dvd problem ...
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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using USB and bootable DVD - Mac

Im trying to install the developer version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Developer edition. It's the 64 bit download version as my mac's a Intel Core 2 Duo. According to the Ubuntu website, I should be ...
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Issue with sha1 sum of windows iso with brasero

i downloaded windows7 iso from digitalriver (official windows iso),the download was verified by sha1 fir integrity.no issue. then i write to dvd using brasero software. to check integrity of DVD , i ...
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Trouble opening/mounting UDF read only DVD

I'm having a horrible time trying to get this to work, after putting the dvd in I get this uber long error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/cupcake/UDF Volume: Command-line `mount -t "udf" -o ...
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Burning CD's with Brasero error

(Sorry for my English) So, my Windows Xp broke and I installed Ubuntu 13.04. I got back a Windows Xp iso and I'm considering dual-booting. The problem is that when I try to burn the iso, I get an ...
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Can't get imac to read the bootable cd

I am trying to create a bootable CD to use with an imac running SL 10.6.8 (I want to boot from the Ubuntu DVD rather than install it). I have burned several DVDs but the mac keeps saying the disk you ...
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I've got a new notebook with freeDOS as only OS [duplicate]

I've got a new Asus x550V notebook without OS preinstalled. The only thing on this laptop is FreeDos. For some reason Installation though USB stick does not working. I followed all of the steps I ...
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DVD or USB to install Ubuntu?

My ASUS notebook K53E is currently running under Windows 7. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows and be able to choose between these two systems each time I start the computer. I ...
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How to install Ubuntu 12.04 in a system with Windows Vista?

I burned the ISO image of the Ubuntu Desktop Version 12.04 to a dvd. I tried boot the system from the optical drive system, after placing the Ubuntu dvd inside. But the systems doesn't seem to read ...
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Optimal Ways of Installing and Maintaining Ubuntu Installations while off line (Starting with DVDs)?

I got my installations from Raring Ringtail which offers Xubuntu, L, K, GNOME and Unity. Let me also state that I know these version are already probably dated, since open source is always moving. I ...
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ISO Fails to Burn in K3B

I was trying to burn Zorin OS 6.4 LTS on to a DVD+R disc, so that I could have it on my laptop. Anyway, it started to burn it, but it failed and ejected the disc. Here's what it said in the ...
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K3B ISO Burn Problem

I was trying to burn Zorin OS' iso to a DVD+R in K3B. When it gave me an error message. I might be doing it wrong, so please tell me how if you can. The code is: "Devices_NEC DVD+-RW ND-3450A 102B ...
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Auto suggest Movie Player

I have a minor, but annoying problem. Whenever I used to insert a dvd, a dialog box would appear in the top right of the window asking if I want to open the dvd with movie player.( it did this from ...
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K3B ISO Problem

I was trying to burn Zorin OS' iso to a DVD+R in K3B. When it gave me an error message. I might be doing it wrong, so please tell me how if you can. The code is: "Devices ----------------------- ...
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Strange Brasero Problem

I was trying to burn a copy of the Zorin OS iso to a DVD+R in Brasero. It started out fine, and then it said "Ejected Medium" and ejected the disc. Then it said that an error ocurred. Why is this ...
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Can't play DVD on Ubuntu 13.10 (with fluendo)

I can't play DVDs - I had the message that: drive region settings do not allow access to this disk Then I was told by the support center of fluendo this: Most probably you DVD drive is set ...
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CD/DVD Drive Not Responding

I'm currently running 13.10, which is incredibly more responsive than other operating systems I've used. However, I'm having trouble with my DVD Drive (TSST-T633A). Bios recognizes the drive, and it ...
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The cd dvd boot option isn't showing up in bios

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 but the option for it isn't in the bios. I did previously install ubuntu on my computer and tried to delete it but it didnt work. What do i do?
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How to boot live from a DVD when my Macbook's optical drive doesn't work?

I've successfully burned a Ubuntu boot DVD from OS X (Snow Leopard) on my Macbook Pro. The problem is, the built in optical drive kicked the bucket a few years ago and I've been using an external ...
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Running the Live DVD with Windows 8

I want to try ubuntu with the live DVD, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get my computer to boot from the DVD. I have an Asus N56VZ that came with windows 8 pre-installed. I've been ...
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VLC can't read DVDs even after I installed things to read them

Moment ago and I got this from VLC media player Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log ...
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Why is k9copy no longer in use?

Trying to install this under 13.10, but see it hasn't been updated since 12.10 - is it no longer worth using? If it is, how do I install manually on 13.10?
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Can't mount cd/dvd r/w drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm having some troubles mounting my drive or getting it to detect media. When I do this: dmesg | grep "sr0" I get : [ 2.096797] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer ...
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Getting Windows - WITHOUT USB OR DVD [closed]

Hello fellow Linux users! So lately I've been missing my games that sadly haven't been ported to Linux. I'd like to switch over to Windows, I'm buying a bigger HDD so I can dual boot because I really ...
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Disk problem: Formatted before iso burn

I had a new dvd-rw disk that i formatted before trying to burn the ubuntu iso to. It game me an error that there was no recordable disk in the drive. Any ideas? -- EDIT 20:06 09/11/2013-- I couldn't ...
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Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 but i want to install windows so, i downloaded a windows iso but how to Make bootable disk/usb in ubuntu 13.10 of windows iso
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Can't mount DVD with photos on it (superblock)

I am trying to open a DVD with photos on it in Ubuntu 12.04 and I get this error: Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't read ...
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Ubuntu 12 : no DVD, USB,

After installing Ubuntu 12 on an external USB I cannot access hard drive any more, also no access to USB storage, DVD, MP3 device....etc. All worked fine with Ubuntu 8 up till 10 ! Hard drive might ...
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Why can't I watch DVDs on my computer? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo x200 with an external RW drive. When I put in a DVD, it opens to folders and the media's pieces are there but you cannot click them to get them to start. The gnome player will not ...
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Unable to see files in DVD hidden using windows 7

I had hidden folders using Windows 7 and burned them to a DVD. When I checked the disk in Windows it showed all the folders (using 'show hidden files and folders'). But after performing a clean ...
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Precise Pangolin base installation, media change requested, using DVD [closed]

Very frustrating. I've already burned 3 fresh DVDs with a newly downloaded install ISO. I'm trying to install Precise Pangolin the server edition, 32-bit. 12.04.3 to be exact. First, each time I ...
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DVD playback not working on 13.10

I could watch DVD's in 13.04 but now that I have upgraded to 13.10 DVDs don't seem to be playable. In Totem video player I get: An error occurred The movie could not be read. I seem to remember a ...
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Can't play dvd"s [duplicate]

I can play audio CD's but not encrypted DVD's, not even with VLC Player. I have tried everything that has been suggested but I still can't get the medibuntu libdvdcss repository. Can someone help?
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Ubuntu 13.04 wont boot to Windows DVD

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14. I have a USB CD/DVD ROM plugged in and bios set to boot to it first. When i turn on my computer i hear the dvd spinning and the light ...
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I missed my data in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Sir, I have recently installed ubuntu and thought of having windows 7 along with it. But, after installation, somewhere I missed the chance of getting dual boot option and got ubuntu installed. It's ...
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How to Write *.dmg throught Ubuntu?

My MacBook's hard has formated and it's mac totaly removed, i downloaded the image of mac, it's type is DMG but i cant write it to DVD in my ubuntu to reinstall in my notebook Is there any program ...
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dvd mount error

I get this error, when trying to play a DVD. Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: mount point /media/cdrom/ does not exist Can anyone help? Thanks a lot
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 with dvd

I'm a windows user thats wants to switch to Ubuntu as it is much better imo ( tried install with wubi (hd could only go up to 32gb)) so i decided to do a proper install using a dvd. I burned the dvd ...
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How to reproduce DVD videos?

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 on my computer yesterday, and everything seems to be working fine so far, except that it isn't reading video or audio CD's and DVD's. At first, I inserted a DVD video, ...