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

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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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IBM's external disc drive didn't recognise in Ubuntu GNOME 13.04

I bought an external DVD drive from IBM's, I plugged into Windows 8 and it ran well. But when I plug it into my Ubuntu, it didn't recognise (at all). I opened GNOME MPlayer but It didn't play (even ...
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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 ...
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What DVD players allow easy selection of chapters/titles during playback?

I need a DVD player that shows this: That is Windows Media Player 12, it shows chapter and title that its playing. Thanks in advance and please don't tell me VLC, because it doesn't have that ...
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Easy way to create movie DVDs? DVDStyler QDVDAuthor DeVeDe No Go

I've been trying to create a movie DVD with some authoring tools after having split out my vid/aud/sub through avconv. After reading through the many man pages and website tips, editing xml files ...
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Comparing two DVDs

How to compare two DVDs? I mean really a binary comparison? The problem: I have two DVDs containing a program, which should be the same. But I suspect one DVD to be modified. The sizes of the files ...
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How to fix “Power calibration error” when trying to burn DVD?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is not being able to burn any file to a DVD. Every time I try to burn anything, it shows an error window and gives this error while burning: scsi error on write(786,16):[3 73 03] ...
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DVD won't play but CD'S will [duplicate]

DVD won't play but CD'S will in my disc drive all drivers are installed still not working not sure on the problem is it is a new disc drive and worked fine on windows xp any and all help would be ...
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Why won't XBMC play my DVDs? [duplicate]

I installed XBMC using the Ubuntu Software Centre along with some codec packs on a fresh install of 12.04 today. I tested it with all kinds of media and everything ran great except for DVDs. Ubuntu ...
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12.04 ubuntu expects dvds to contain audio files and won't mount my backup disk

I like to back up my files to several different places, but Ubuntu is not mounting my dvd backup disk. It sees it in the drive but lists it in file manager under devices as 'audio disk'. When I try ...
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How to play DVDs which are encrypted (The Lord Of the Rings) [duplicate]

I'm a totally newbie within linux (programs - how to navigate through folders and so on - and commands as well - ...) - but I think linux is very interesting as well. I have now made a virtually ...
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Ripping DVD with HandBrake, no file found during scan

I'm trying to rip a DVD with HandBrake (I own the original). No single file is found during the scan despite having installed the libdvdcss4 package. There are several errors occurring in the activity ...
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where can I download ubuntu 13.04 DVD image (not CD image)

I want to install 64-bit ubuntu 13.04, but cannot find a DVD image. I don't want a CD image, because it will be missing things I want (always happens). But I cannot find such an image, except ...
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DVD drive on Toshiba laptop doesn't work on 13.04

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop (A215-S5829) I previously had 12.10 installed and the DVD drive worked fine, but now that I have 13.04 when I insert a DVD, it doesn't auto-mount or otherwise ...
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Won't read or play CD/DVD?

I have an emachine W3105. AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8 GHz processor 512 MB RAM 100 GB hard drive DVD±RW DL drive I replace windows XP OS with Ubuntu 12.04 and it won't detect the DVD±RW DL drive. I ran ...
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Can't play VCD and DVD in Ubuntu release 12.04 (Precise) 64-bit

I have tried playing VCDs and DVDs but I always get this type of error: File reading failed: VLC could not read the file (Input/output error).
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DVDs have only roughly 2 KB of space

I have several DVD-R 4.7 GB disks and when I enter them into my computers disk tray, Ubuntu only reads 2.0 KB. It is different for each disk, but it is always roughly around 2.0 KB and all 50 or so ...
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Dell XPS One DVD-ROM not functinoing on 12.04.2

I just installed 12.04.2 and my DVD drive will not function. It spins on power up and as per below the system recognizes the hardware. I have tried multiple eject commands to no avail. *-scsi:1 ...
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Why will burned video DVDs not mount and why are those DVD's wrongly seen as empty in 13.04?

This happens with all self-made DVD's I have. Created those quite some time ago on Windows XP with Nero. My DVD player autostarts the DVDs. Windows 7 also plays/sees the files on the DVDs Commercial ...
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Using DVD boot to eval Ubuntu - will not retain settings

I have a CPU with no hard drive. The DVD boots but all plugins I install are gone on reboot. Not a big surprise --but-- Can UbuntuOne (drive in the sky) be used to solve this problem?
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Ripping DVDs with menu

I used this answer and have ripped a DVD to back it up using dvd::rip. Although it doesn't seem to actually rip the menu, it does rip everything as a seperate file, which is what I would expect and is ...
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Switched from Win to Ubuntu 12.04 and CD & DVD Drives aren't recognizing media

I had an old reliable desktop running WinXP, but after some registry errors caused the system to be unstable I thought I'd give Ubuntu a try. I booted the 12.04 iso from the CD drive and the ...
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i can't install lubuntu 12.10 from dvd

i tried to install lubuntu 12.10 on an old computer it has 3 ghz, 192 mb of ram, 32 bit... but it doesn't let me,... i boot the dvd and it starts to load, and then the menu appears and i enter on the ...
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Acid Rip: DVD not found /dev/dvd

I inserted a DVD, and Nautilus shows its AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders correctly. It is making a bit of noise (like seeking/giving up frequently) but I guess it is not the problem. Problem: Acid Rip ...
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DVD -playback function

Can I put a DVD in my DVD-drive and check it or should I download some other programme together with Ubuntu? Example: Windows has mediaplayer. What does Ubuntu have?
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remote terminal win8 can't access dvd in 12.04 computer when its monitor and KBD are removed

Want to run 12.04 computer as a server with no kbd or monitor. But if I remove them the dvd shows up in the remote terminal but I cant access it. It works with the monitor and kbd installed on the ...
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DVD writer not working properly

I am using a sony vaio VPCEH15EN laptop. I am not able to play any DVD's on my computer but I am able to play CDs. How can I know what the problem is? Is there any software to detect problems on ...
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Problems DVD playback in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have followed: Ubuntu 10.04 (i386, amd64), 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, and 12.10 (i386, amd64) Works for old releases that are no longer supported if you have repositories on CD/DBD or somewhere. ...
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Bios update/recognize DVD

I'm having trouble with my DVD bios. I have to boot from DVD-ROM drive, but I can't find it. It finds my CD-RW drive, though. Does it need an updated BIOS or something? Iam usuing Lubuntu 13.04. And ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 DVD Playback

I am getting the classic error DVDs cannot be played because the DVD is encrypted and DVD decryption library is not installed. I have followed the directions to install a host of utilities that ...
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Installing Ubuntu completely and running it off a cd/dvd?

Can I install a full Ubuntu 13.04 OS on a cd/dvd disc? I mean a full, working operational system (e.g., configurable, keeping data between boots), not just as a live cd to test it.
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installing Ubuntu on a mac

I've downloaded the ISO file and followed the instructions to burn it on a DVD, but now my machine (Macbook Pro 2009 under Mac OS X 10.5.8) tells me it won't read or even recognize my DVD. Any clue ...
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Bluray drive not responding when inserting a disk

Problem: I am trying to play a bluray disk on my Sony Vaio Laptop running Ubuntu 12.04.2. I have tried many tutorials on how to do this and actually I was able to play 1 scene once. But after reboot ...