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

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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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DVD burner/reader never recognized DVDs since I bought computer. even Sys 7

THE DVD burner/reader never recognized DVDs since I bought computer. even in Sys 7, but CDs burn/read fine. The DELL is about 1.5 years old but the DVD burner/reader might be older. I'm a newbie to ...
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Why won't VLC play the dialog in a DVD?

I'm trying to watch a DVD on my laptop using VLC. The background sounds and music play fine but the dialog is non existent. In VLC the Audio > Devices and Audio > Channels are both inactive. If I ...
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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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installation of Ubuntu with CD does not start

hi guys here is my problem: I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a DVD (because the file is 7mb too big for a cd) for my parents, but after getting these seven options: BOOT DEVICE MENU Normal ...
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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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Hard Drive is wiped using Killdisk…Ubuntu 13.04 won't boot from the dvd

I insert the disk, go to BIOS menu and make sure it is booting from the dvd...I get message"Please insert bootable media and reboot" or something to that effect. I have burned many different dvd's ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 LTS DVD: apt-get not finding the DVD after initial installation, cant install packages

I'm trying to install using the Kubuntu 12.04 LTS DVD. After installation, and without touching anything in /etc/apt/. My system is disconnected from the Internet, so the DVD is my only source for ...
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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 ...
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I can't open DVDs in VLC whenever I suspend my system, why?

I know there are a lot of similar questions out there, so I hope not to get the same answer I've already read a couple times. I know that DCD playback does not work with stock VLC; you have to ...
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Burning DVD is taking too long

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I used to burn my DVDs with Brasero Disc burner without any problem until a month ago. But recently the process is taking too long than normal. The process proceeds as ...
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can't mount cd/dvd drive in 13.04

I'm currently going out of my mind! Is there somebody, please, to help to find my way out of this misery? I can't mount CD/DVD drive in 13.04. If you don't help I'll be forced to go back to... it is ...
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Repository on DVDs for Ubuntu likes Debian

Why Ubuntu dont have all repository on dvds likes Debian? I downloaded 10 dvds from debian Wheezy... I'm happy... so I no need internet for install programs on my laptop or my student's netbooks... ...
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saving a large file across multiple DVDs

Do any of the dvd writers give the user an opportunity to use additional DVDs until the project being backed up is completed.
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How to transfer a DVD to my hard drive

I have several DVD I want to transfer to my Hard drive. I want to have the DVD menu and such. Not only the movie. I was sure that ripping the movie will do the trick but it didn't work. What can I do ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS won't play DVD's

I am a bit of a novice at this so please keep your answers as simple as possible.I have a Z91F laptop onto which I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I also had to replace the old cd drive with a ...
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Trying to install ubuntu 13.04

I downloaded a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 ISO file and wrote it to a DVD. I restarted the computer with BIOS set to boot from DVD drive as first boot device. My computer now comes with Ubuntu ...
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Matshita UJDA 760 DVD/CDRW not working

I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 with a Matshita UJDA 760 DVD/CDRW running Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried everything I can think of to try and resolve this issue but nothing works. The drive shows up in ...