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

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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, ...
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My DVD drive isn't recognized

I installed Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to use the DVD drive, it doesn't work. I tried to mount it manually with the command line, but that doesn't work. My system is Intel core 2 quad Integrated ...
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How to watch DVDs in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit and I am new to Ubuntu, I noticed if I put a DVD into my DVD drive it will not play. Is there something I can download that can let me watch DVDs.
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trying to erase a DVD+RW in Ubuntu 11.10

I burned a video onto a DVD+RW Windows Vista several years ago. I now want to erase the DVD using Ubuntu 11.10 and install Ubuntu 12.4 Studio onto this disc. I tried to blank the disc, but it didn't ...
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How to detect insertion of DVD disc?

In particular, how to catch it for the purposes of automounting the DVD filesystem? Update in response to Oli's answer: udev seems to be able to detect the insertion of DVD, as demonstrated by ...
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Hi.. I had the blue screen of death and Installed Ubuntu Test from my sons disk [duplicate]

I would like to erase windows 7 from my laptop ASUS Core i7. I do not care about the programs nor info on the hard drive, I have it all backed up.. Please help as I am running on a CD and when I close ...
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Mount accidentally disconected cdrom

I had a DVD drive and a external hard drive connected to my PC and I've disconnected them accidentally. Now I've already spent hours trying to access them, mount, umount and can't figure how to ...
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How to open UDF Volume

I have a DVD which I can open in Windows, but in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation I cannot any more. I receive this error: Unable to mount UDF Volume Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is ...
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Copy ISO to another partition

first i have two partitions, "/" for systems and "/home" for datas. I want to copy a DVD image through brasero but it keeps telling me to copy it to my "/" partition. is there any way to save it to ...
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If correctly installed, should I see an entry for the DVD drive in fstab, and if not should I add one manually?

I am having IO errors when using eject/eject-t commands and can not load media into the drive (discussed in another post). I was expecting some reference to the DVD drive in fstab - I do not see ...
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Are micro/ultra DVD drives (i.e. those without drawers) supported?

I have a system with a Matsushita/Panasonic optical drive with no drawer i.e. it should detect when a disk is inserted and ingests it automatically. During boot, I can sucessfully insert a disk, ...
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How to play encrypted dvds on ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am trying to play a movie on ubuntu and it will not work. It tells me that I need to install dvd decryption. I was researching online and found out that I need to install libdvdread4, I did that. I ...
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New to Linux - ISO image size [duplicate]

The ISO I downloaded is 708 MB - too big for a CD, so I'm required to burn it to a DVD, or will it fit?
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I can't install libdvdcss - script not finding medibuntu, How to get DVD playback?

I am trying to get these instructions working on 12.04, I know I am connected to the internet but it doesn't seem to work. $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh --2013-10-09 19:18:44-- ...
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Will any DVD drive work with Ubuntu?

I have scourged websites for Samsung / Lite-on/ LG / Asus and none list "Linux" in their OS Supported sections. Is there a special brand / model of dvd drive for Ubuntu / Linux? Thank you.
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I am trying to install Ubuntu but all I get is a “no signal” message on my monitor

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (I've tried 12.04 Server, Desktop and 13.04 Desktop). I burn the image file to DVD, but on booting, all I get is the screen with the man in the circle and the keyboard, ...
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Where is the CD / DVD Burner application

Inserting a blank dvd does not pop up the autoplay. Search in dash or ubuntu software centre does not match anything called CD / DVD Creator. I tried Brasero but it crashes. I'm just trying to burn ...
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Ubuntu won't recognize DVD drive

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my HP pavilion dv2000 and it won't recognize my DVD drive. I know very little about computers. Can anybody walk me through figuring this out? I originally installed ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 CD/DVD drive no longer recognized

Dear potential helpers, I have the following problem on a circa-2008 Asus Laptop with Kubuntu 12.04.3 (3.2.0-39-generic-pae): After months of working fine, the CD/DVD drive is no longer recognized. ...
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How do I get around “CD/DVD 'ubuntu 13.04_Raring ringtail_-Release amd 64 (20130424) is required”, to install updates to Ubuntu 12.04?

I am trying to load updates from Ubuntu for 12.04 and am getting the following message that blocks the up dating. CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail - Release amd64 (20130424)' is required ...
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Creating a bootable dvd disk with Windows

I want to install Windows 7 from Ubuntu. I know it's tricky but nonetheless I need it. How do I create a bootable dvd disk with Windows then?
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DVD can't play normal commercial purchased DVD movies

Just installed Ubuntu on Fujitsu Laptop. Mucic CD plays ok but not DVD. Installed Ubuntu restricted extras and sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh apt-get ...