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

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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... ...
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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

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 ...
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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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DVD drive not detected in Ubuntu, Windows and BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 4 days ago on my system and since then my PC seems to be ruined. Windows boot time has increased like 4 or 5 times. Ubuntu takes about 2 minutes to boot and worst of all, my DVD ...
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Unable to mount DVD - Ubuntu 14.04

I seldom use the DVD drive and this a 5 year old laptop. Today I load the DVD and it just keeps spinning but nothing mounts. After it spins and stops I checked: dmesg | grep sr0 [ 1.738204] ...
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Will not play DVD with VLC missing drivers

Last year I put Ubuntu 13.10 in this laptop with VLC to play DVDs had problem with drivers called Samsung and they told me to install drivers,but now I put Ubuntu 14.04 in and no longer have drivers. ...
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How to install multiple linux os on a single cd/dvd? [duplicate]

I don't have any empty DVDs, but I have one with enough free space. It currently has Zorin os 8 installed on it, which is 1.6 gb iso file. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it as well, so I can ...
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Finalize Sony Camcorder DVD

Well, hello I have had a Sony Video-Camera (SONY DCR-DVD105e) since 2006. It exports video to mini-dvd. Well I recently found the camera and its discs. However, I have lost its batteries and its ...
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DVD / CR drive not found after 14.04 install

My DVD/CD drive (LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support) which worked on Windows, does not play or read anything once Ubuntu 14.04 was installed. I see it in the BIOS, shows an ...
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mount dvd player

I just wanted to DVD player to view video and pictures on DVD and realized that I need mount the device to use it. I want to learn the procedures to mount the device and to use it. Your help and ...
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How to make a ISO image from a Bootable DVD in windows? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7. And I want to install ubuntu 12.04 to my new Notebook PC. It has no DVD-ROM so I wanna make *.iso file so I can install it fom a usb. I have the Ubuntu 12.04 bootable DVD. How to ...
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encrypted dvd not plaing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 -all DVDs were working. After clean upgrade to 14.04 LTS - encrypted DVDs are not working (with VLC and Videos) but non-encrypted DVDs are working. All suggested "Restricted extras", ...
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How to make a bootable ISO from a bootable DVD using the command line?

I need to create an image to be able to mount the install DVD inside virtualbox in order to boot and install Windows. Important: I need to do it using the command line. I tried with genisoimage as ...
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Can not play DVDs on Ubuntu [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.04 I can't play DVDs in VLC, the native DVD player, or Parole media play. I must be missing something. What libraries/codecs do I need etc.? Where do I get them? Where do I find out ...
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Dell Latitude D830 DVD Drive Not Recognized

Unlike some people who have issues with the video or WiFi drivers, I suffer from not being able to use the DVD drive on this laptop. Upon POST, the BIOS sees it and I am able to open the tray as well; ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD playback stuttering

Running into a problem playing DVD's on 14.04 LTS. I have installed all libs in various sections and do get the menus and initial menu videos to play however when the main movie plays the video become ...
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How to add more files to a finalized DVD?

I have a finalized DVD...but some documents were left to be put into the DVD. I want to burn the leftover files into that finalized disk. How to do that? Thank you in advance.
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Only MKV format available in HandBrake

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit. I have installed HandBrake rev5474 (i686), which I believe is the latest, and the Ubuntu Restricted Extras. I am able to play DVDs via VLC but when it comes to ...
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I want to know how to create a multi boot DVD with all the Ubuntu flavors (Kubuntu, lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I am a computer teacher. I am introducing my students to Linux, and I wish to create a multi boot live-DVD (single layer, 4.5GB) with all the Ubuntu flavors (Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu ...
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problem mount cdrom under Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed VMWare 10 on my Dell PC, and installed Ubuntu 14.04. Now I am having trouble mount /cdrom. Here's what I have tried: mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom mount: no medium ...
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bootable DVD & USB of Centos 6.5 x86 based from Ubuntu 13.10

My question is how to make a bootable DVD / USB for CentOS 6.5 x86(32-bit) from Ubuntu 13.10 (with the help of terminal / GUI or through both ways) OR what softwares i can use for this purpose??? In ...
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Sound from VLC cuts in and out

When playing DVDs with VLC the audio cuts in and out. What can be causing it? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). I'm using a Gateway 310H Desktop with a Thraser Intel motherboard. The audio is ...
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How do I erase a CD/DVD-R

For some reason, the Basero GUI isn't detecting my CD when I try to use the blanking option there. I tried various terminal commands, none of them worked. If anyone could help me out here, I would ...
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Cannot select content on dvd in Acidrip

I am using Acidrip 0. 14 and Lubuntu 14. 04. Typed in '/dev/sr0' in the video source path field and at the bottom left corner it says 'DVD read ok' but nothing shows up in the large window under the ...
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Is a DVD+R, that also has “RW” printed on it, re-usable? [closed]

About the DVD: DVD+R is printed on the disk, as well as - separately (!) - RW I burned the 14.04 LTS *.iso on to that DVD in Win7, following standard procedure as listed on ubuntu.com Should ...
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Does `CD/DVD Creator` verify an optical disk after writing to it?

Does CD/DVD Creator verify an optical disk after writing to it? In other words, is the data read back and compared to the original? Edit: The OS is Ubuntu 12.04. Screenshot of the application ...
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how to get ubuntu to load via DVD onto pc on xp

Downloaded the 32bit Desktop 14.04 version using a Windows 7 laptop. I have checked the download using winMD5SUM - ok- and burned a DVD using Deepburner. After several tries at booting the pc in ...
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Burning .iso with Windows

i've got a problem with burning .iso file with Windows 8.1 on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and unfortunately corrupted Win 8 bootloader, it goes back to GRUB when i try to fire it up, or ...
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problem installing ubuntu from LiveDVD: “Could not find a medium with live file system”

I've been trying for the past 3 days and am infuriated at all those failures. This makes 8 DVDs I've burned using a variety of methods, including those from the official Ubuntu page and nothing works. ...
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Downloading Ubuntu onto a DVD-R

I was wondering if I will be able to download Ubuntu onto a DVD. If so, will doing so automatically replace Windows as my OS? I'm downloading it using someone else's computer and I don't want to ...
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Could not find a kernel image on LiveCD 14.04 LTS

I downloaded the ISO of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 4 times from 4 different official mirrors and when I use them they all gave me this message, I can not even get to the menu to check the disk. Could not find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD drive won't work

I just got a new DVD drive that I know works because it live boots another distribution. When I put a dvd into the drive it repeatedly tries and fails to spin up, and Ubuntu doesn't recognize that ...
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Ubuntu does not recognise DVD-R and DVD+R

Someone gave me some DVDs where he burnt some videos on them by himself. My Ubuntu installation does them not recognize at all. "Normal" commercial DVDs I am able to play. I have no real clue where ...
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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 and re-install 12.04?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS and realised that it is simply not right for this particular computer (I do still plan to use 14.04 with my newer machines). I wish to completely ...
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Failed to mount UDF

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04. When I had windows 7, I burnt a CD, it was like 4 months ago, now I need to open that CD in Xubuntu, since I no longer have windows. Solution 1 (didn't work) sudo ...
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How to determine whether a dvd is re-writable or not?

Is there any command or a tool that can tell me if I can rewrite a dvd ??? Because sometimes companies fool you and write on their dvds RW when they are not.
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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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Burn ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD [duplicate]

I've downloaded the Ubuntu.rar file and extracted it. Upon extracting i ended up with a large amount of different files and not a .iso file. Should I burn all the files to a DVD? Will that work? ...
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Problems mounting CD/DVD

I'm facing issues when using by very first time my CD/DVD drive in Linux. Back when I had Linux, it worked normal, CD/DVD rw, but since I didn't use it much, I just removed it from the laptop (you ...
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do i need to make a bootable cd

I have windows 8, I already choose the option of try and install, and after the computer restarts it doesn't start. I have it mounted on a virtual drive. Do I need to make a bootable cd if I want to ...
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How to install Grub on PC with Ubuntu 13.10_x64 from live DVD

Preface: This is my first Ubuntu install from a live DVD. I have very little experience with GNU/Linux; however I have in the past installed Kwheezy after burning an ISO without any problems. ...
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how do i access my dvd rom drive on ubuntu?

I understand that you have to mount your dvd rom or cd rom before using it. I also understand that this has to be done in root in Terminal. i know how to get into root. I dont know the code i have to ...
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cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint

I have followed every instruction imaginable but still cannot get "certain" (disney is one culprit) dvd's to play on my mint/ubuntu setup - they play perfectly on a windows 7 laptop I have tried vlc ...