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 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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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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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 "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: UUID="aaf5e7ea-0a55-4d6a-9c44-...
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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 ...
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Can linux play blu-rays?

So I recently bought a blu-ray drive since I started accumulating a bunch of movies and shows on the format, and I was wondering if linux/ubuntu can actually play them? If not it's fine I can just ...
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ata* problem! also dvd rom is not detected

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. When I press Ctrl + Alt + F1, it always says: login: [18.92] ata3: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4040000 action 0xe frozen [18.93] ata3: irq_stat ...
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Play encrptyed dvd on 12.04

I have played dvds on this aspire 5315 using 10.04 I Just upgrade the aspire to 12.04 I have tryied to install the decrpyting libs. But this command (sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh) ...
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Libdvdread4 not available from videolan?

Trying to play get DVD functionality working on my fresh 14.04 install. I found and installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, but then when I try to move to the next step, I get this: drake@drake-GA-MA78GM-...
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Downloaded, burned to DVD - rebooted but when I choose CD to boot it just goes back to windows

I've used Ubuntu in past, but it was set up through work, and would only boot on my Ram drive so nothing would save. So I am familiar with booting up using F12 at start and choosing either boot by ...
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Puzzled about DVD playback problems

I recently moved house and have no broadband, so joined a DVD rental place and find myself using my DVD player for the first time in a long time. The DVD I rented seemed to be working alright, but was ...
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Installation discs [closed]

May I create my own installation DVD from your site? If so, are there detailed, step-by-step tutorials that include ALL necessary steps, including "...which torrent; DVD writer, etc." for a Windows 7 ...
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Hitting control button ejects DVD drive

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is fine so far. But every time I press left control button, my DVD drive ejects. It does not happen with right control button. I have searched for answers ...
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Live DVD slow to boot, run

Burned a DVD of 14.04.1 (32 bit). Placed DVD in try and started PC. Got an "Ubuntu" screen and waited about 10 minutes for the option to install or run "live" from DVD. Chose the live option. Took ...
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Burning a DVD for standalone player in linux

I would like to burn DVD+R for standalone player in Linux from command line Please some one help me in this.
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Burning a multisession Data DVD from the command line for standalone player

I would like to burn multi-session Data to DVD+R. I am using growisofs for that. Previously it was working good, after one month it is giving a new error. first session : bhaskar@linux:~/DVD$ ...
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What program to install for DVD viewing on Ubuntu [closed]

What programs is best for viewing DVDs on Ubuntu?
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How can I get /dev/dvd to exist after a reboot

In Ubuntu 14.04, /dev/dvd does not exist. If I symlink it like this: sudo ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd Things that are looking for /dev/dvd (like apparently the default Movies app) will see it and run ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on boot up

I down loaded Ubuntu to DVD, not my hard drive which doesn't have enough space. I placed the DVD in the drive and shut down. On start up it did not launch the DVD but took me to the log in choice: ...
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Unable to eject DVD

When a DVD is inserted into the drive, it will play and work as normal, however it refuses to eject. I've tried via the command line as well as the eject button. I remember a while back finding some ...