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

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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 ...
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dvdnav-config command not found

I installed libdvdnav using the command sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4. I tried to run the dvdnav-config command but I get a command not found error.I tried uninstalling it and installing it again ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso will not boot

I have an old XP laptop that I want to refresh by using Linux. Downloaded ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386.iso and burnt onto DVD as an image, not just copied the iso file. Changed the boot order to boot ...
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dares-qt how to install

I have tried to reading one my old dvd however when i try to mount it, i get the following error : umut@DESKTOP-PC:/$ sudo udisks --mount /dev/sr1 / udisks --unmount /dev/sr1 / udisks --eject /dev/...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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Unable to mount MatshitaDVD-RAM UJ-850 on Toshiba Satellite A205-S5843. Suddenly quit working about a year ago under 12.04LTS

Unable to mount the DVD under disk management in Application it is showing me : MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-850S (1.40) Serial number is being displayed
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect blank DVD+R

I first checked my system to ensure it accepts/reads/writes DVD+Rs: I executed sudo apt-get install libcdio-utils, and then sudo cd-drive. The output confirmed DVD+R and DVD+RW capability. Next, I ...
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Why can't Mythbuntu play DVDs but vlc can?

I did a clean install of Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything (not for my LCD Display) worked fine. I configured the backend and then I wanted to test mythbuntu. Just playing a normal DVD. But it won't! It ...
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Burned DVD/CD from yesterday are blank!

I just burned a Windows .iso image to a blank DVD. And now it just says blank media, when I read from Ubuntu! Is it a problem with the .iso image, or because it is a Windows .iso image? Very ...
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Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu & can't get my DVDRW to work at all, please help

I am running 14.04 64bit. New to Ubuntu & learning as fast as I can. I had a dvdrom in the system but it wasn't working (turns out I had a bad cable) I switched it out with a working DVDRW from ...
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Watching a DVD 14.04.1 Thinkpad T410

OK so I have the 'restricted extras' installed and have run the following: sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh Still can't view a region 2 DVD in VLC ...
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how to copy / install various data from a DVD drive to Hard disk in Ununtu 14.04

I have got around 15 Nos. DVDs from a friend of mine. These DVDs contain 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) amd64 Repository ck contains all the 64 bit programs available in the Ubuntu repositories - main, ...
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Linux/Ubuntu native (not Wine) alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD? [duplicate]

An alternative to DVDShrink would be a program able to shrink a DVD movie to a smaller dimension that would fit a standard 4.7 dvd while optionally keeping the dvd-movies structure, menus etc. (that ...
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Disney DVD doesn't work on Ubuntu [duplicate]

My son just received a "Disney Junior" DVD as a birthday present. It won't play in Ubuntu - in fact, Ubuntu only sees an empty disc! This is on 2 separate computers at home running Ubuntu 13.x and 14....
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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How do I write a CD/DVD from the shell to save emails etc?

Was wondering if there is a simple way to save emails, etc... to a CD/DVD from terminal when the upgrade to ubuntuu 14.04 has delivered an icon and bar-less desktop with a program error message? ...
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Ubuntu boot works with CD/DVD but not with USB

I decided to move from Windows to Ubuntu (I'm done playing World of Warcraft). The ISO I downloaded from Ubuntu webpage is working when I burn it to DVD and boot it whit my DVD ROM, but it doesn't ...
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What's wrong with DVD burning?

I hadn't burned any DVDs in a while and today I needed to burn 3 of them from 3 different iso files. 2 very small ones (a few Kb) and one very large (8G, double layer). They all failed within seconds ...
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Replacing Windows XP completely to Ubuntu (booting issues)

I am trying to replace my old existing Windows XP(service pack 3) completely with Ubuntu latest desktop version over the last two days with no sucess due to the following: Created both a bootable ...
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Ubuntu iso won't burn to blank DVD

I am trying to use Ubuntu in virtualbox. I have downloaded it but it doesn't burn to a blank DVD. Currently using windows xp. Any Help?
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14.04 does not mount or play any DVD [duplicate]

I read so many related questions and tried so many different things, but nothing seems to work. I am really new with Ubuntu/Linux, and I would be so grateful if someone could help me with that. The ...
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Glitch in the Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I have a 2013 ASUS 64bit system with Windows 7 (Home Prem.) Sp1, 16GB Ram, 3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770 processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 from the official site. Ran MD5SUM and numbers matched....
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Can Startup Disk Creator make a bootable CD/DVD?

I cannot create a bootable DVD disc using "Startup Disk Creator." It is creating bootable USB drives smoothly, but it shows "no space" when trying to create a bootable DVD disc. We need to create a ...
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DVD Drive Burner Not Working

I'm attempting to burn Bodhi Linux to a blank DVD. It's a dual-layered DVD+R DL disc and my drive has burned to these discs before. I know bodhi will fit on a regular DVD or a CD but all I have at ...
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How do I recall the “You have just entered a DVD” prompt after banishing it?

My question is nearly an inverse of this one: How do I banish the "You have just inserted an Audio CD." dialog forever? A long time ago, I selected "Do Nothing" and checked "Always perform ...
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Unable to play dvd's in Ubuntu 14.04

This appears to be quite a common problem, but I cannot get DVD's to play on Trusty Tahr. I have VLC, and per the online forums I installed the following libdvdread4 libdvdcss ubuntu restricted ...
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Dvd-rom drive on my Thinkpad T41- is really really loud is there a way to fix this or should I get a new one?

After looking online I found that people have had the same problem and it can be fixed through going into the windows power management settings (though I couldn't really find what to do when I'm there....
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Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine

I can play region 2 dvds perfectly and I thought I could play region 1 dvds as well but I just bought one on ebay and it won't play in vlc, totem, smplayer, mplayer, xine or handbrake. Apparently if ...
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isn't it possible to install mplayer and devede at the same time?

I use Smplayer which uses Mplayer, I want to install Devede to create DVDs that can be played on DVD players. When I install Devede, it removes Mplayer and install Mplayer2 which doesn't work with ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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How to burn an ISO file larger 4.7 GB onto a DVD

I downloaded centos everything ISO which about 6.4GB in size however I could not write that ISO file onto a DVD using k3b tool as it is showing Blank dvd doesn't have enough space. I want to dual boot ...
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VLC won't play DVD movies

I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?
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Why do I need to Burn Ubuntu onto a CD/DVD? [duplicate]

I've decided to redo the whole process of downloading Ubuntu. I noticed that last time I failed to see that I was supposed to burn the disc image... But, now, since I don't have an empty disc... At ...
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Cannot play DVDs on Ubuntu 14.04

I've got libdvdcss2 installed but still no joy. Tried VLC, mplayer and the default players and all give me errors. Regionset does not even see the DVD. vlc /dev/sr0: VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind ...
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Can DVD be used after it stuck at 100% Creating image checksum when burning?

I've a DVD+R (btw, I don't know why I can't add files to it and it's +R and not -R) and I tried to Burn Windows Starter on it (I need it for something), but the problem is that burning stuck at 100% ...
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Error in loading of Ubuntu 14.04 installation DVD

The installation gets to the screen of Ubuntu where it's loading, I click the left button to see code and here's what it says is happening: stdin: Not a typewriter Generating locales... en_US.UTF-...
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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Unable to create working installation media for Ubuntu

I have tried to burn versions 12.4 LTS, and version 14.04 LTS to a DVD and the last time it said the disk was verified, but when I open the discs there is nothing burned on them. The image for 14.04 ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac (or other achitectures besides x86)

Did an install of Lubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, and managed to get libdvdcss2 installed - all good, then I mucked up the installation because I'm a noob, and could no longer install Libdvdcss2. So, ...
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I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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Issues playing one certain DVD

I have 2 home made DVD that a friend gave me. It has videos she has rights to redistribute for a Church ministry. And I am not sure, but I think they might be using one of those stand alone DVD ...
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how to make a dvd which can be played in a dvd player [duplicate]

Is there any application in which is programmed to make dvds which can be played in a dvd player i recently saw a dvd in which all the videos were present in .VOB format so do i need any extra ...