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

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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 ...
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DVD's won't play with 13.10

DVD's used to play with 12.04, but since I upgraded to 13.10 I can't get any type of dvd to read. I have tried Totem and VLC. I have also installed the following: sudo apt-get install ...
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13.10 image burn issue

I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit release to burn to a DVD on my Windows 7 machine, and then install on an old XP machine. I am having trouble writing the image to a DVD with this error: The disc ...
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Why can't I watch movies? [closed]

I installed VLC player and it still won't play dvds. I'm running 13.10. It acts like its about to play and then it just stops.
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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How can I get a DVD to play? [duplicate]

When I insert a DVD, videos said it cant be played. so i go into the disc and select a VOB file and that does not work.I’ve tried VLC and it still does not work. Please HELP!
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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Problems reading filesystem of recorded DVD-R

I am experiencing problems when trying to read DVD-Rs or DVD+Rs recorded by different TV DVD Recorders. Usually the problem is that when I try to manually Mount the dvd with the udf option (with auto ...
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How to install Ubuntu from the .iso file on a Windows-7 laptop [duplicate]

I use a Dell Inspiron n5110 laptop. And recently Windows 7 is installed on it. I have downloaded the Ubuntu desktop .iso file. How can I install it to my laptop? I've brought a new DVD. Please can any ...
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How can I watch R.I.P.D. (DVD)? [closed]

I would like to watch R.I.P.D. (a DVD). The DVD is not broken, because I can play it on a friends computer on Windows 7. My DVD player is not broken, as I can play other DVDs (also with double ...
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Keep getting error message on k3b when trying to burn a dvd video of a movie

when im burning a movie i keep getting this error message I then clicked on SHOW DEBBUGING OUTPUT and it showed this message Devices ----------------------- TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H D400 ...
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How to burn torrent movies to a dvd-rw that work! [duplicate]

I just downloaded ubuntu to my Dell laptop and I'm about 6 hrs new to this system. On my girlfriends windows 7 laptop I burnt the movie frozen to a dvd-rw and put it in the xbox, ps4, and a portable ...
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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img ...
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How can i install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD?

How can I install Ubuntu on my laptop without USB stick or DVD? I've a Dell Inspiron n5100 with Intel core i5 processor and now Windows 7 is installed in it. I want to keep both of these operating ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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Can an infected DVD+RW affect a Linux PC?

Yesterday I started my laptop (using a sudoer user because I wanted to install one program) with an infected DVD + RW inside my laptop (it was recorded using aother computer that is infected and I ...
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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
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Can't boot from USB drive [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu and in BIOS there is no boot from USB drive or anything like that. I would boot it from disk, but my laptops CD/DVD reader is broken and it can't read anything. Please ...
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Best way to burn data to dvd using command line

I have three kinds of file: Iso file, Directory, Txt file, ISO: debian7.iso Directory: Archives from /var/cache/apt/archives File: README I want to burn them into a DVD using command line... ...
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Rip audio DVD on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to rip audio DVD into 24bit AIFF or ALAC files on Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu and Xubuntu Too big for 1 CD, can you put it on 2 CDs?? How do you do that.

Ubuntu and Xubuntu has gotten too big for just one CD. I prefer to use CD not DVD. Many older machine do not have DVD capability or not USB bootable. So how can I get Ubuntu on several CDs. Is ...
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DVDmovie Backup [duplicate]

I try to make backups of my dvd-movies.My plan was to record them with vlc media player but for some reasons there are many bugs in it. I do not want to copy them completely because it takes to much ...
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How can I know which DVDs will play on my system?

There are plenty of questions where people essentially want to know how to play their DVDs (How can I play encrypted DVD movies?, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, another one). Is there any way to know ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC ...
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ubuntu source code, for what?

I found this link which contains Ubuntu 12.04 source code. It's about 3 DVDs and sizing 10GB. I have downloaded all DVDs but I didn't find any installers in it. I wonder if there is a way I can make ...
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What program and what write speed?

What program is best to use for burning ubuntu 12.04.3 lts desktop and what write speed is the best to burn it i use the program imageburn is good?
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Can't we play videos with ease like how we play in WINx Based OS?

Linux is still not user friendly OS/Applications properly running on it! I agree Linux as back end its power full Operating system as long as we are using command/Terminal mode. When I am trying to ...
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Problems with adding a DVD drive [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04lts, it is a new machine, but I did not have an optical drive when I built it. I just added a DVD drive today, and I'm trying to get things going but I'm running into problems. In ...
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How do I boot a USB-CD/DVD Drive from the GRUB?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 7 alongside it, but the BIOS is locked down and as such won't boot of a USB-DVD Drive with the Windows 7 Boot CD in it plugged in. The ...
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dvdrip - cannot extract

I am unable to extract dvds in dvd::rip. When I try, the job progress dialog just says there is an error. I found a log file, but I don't see any indication of what the error is in it. I checked the ...
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What program will change AVI Files into files I can burn on K3B to burn dvds?

I have AVI Files that are videos. Im am looking to burn these movies onto a DVD-R. It only burns as data to the disc if I burn it directly. So im wondering what program will convert these AVI Files to ...
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Trying to watch a DVD in VLC on ubuntu 12.04…not working [closed]

I just sit and sit and sit and the DVD doesn't play...I'm trying to watch a movie... Should i try a different program or is there some package I have to install...?
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How to enable ANY media playback

I just installed 13.10 and now, cannot get ANY media --DVD nor CD-- to work. Have VLC installed, have PAROLE. Neither will play DVD. Have run a plethora of sudo apt-get install programs. Started ...
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Movies on DVD, how? [duplicate]

I want to put a movie on a DVD and then watch them on my T.V. how can I do that? When I put a movie on a DVD and then put it on my T.V it can't read it. Thank you!
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Error 8000 - Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with bootable DVD

Is there an ISO file with less than 700 MB? I cannot put the ISO file 'ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386' with 707 MB on CD having only 700 MB. I tried to make a bootable DVD but when booting PC says: ...
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Unable to play DVD movies

Since upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12 and then to 13, I've got a problem with playing movies form DVD's. When I was using 10.10 version everything was fine, and I didn't have any problems with this ...
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Network manager and sutdown not working

Most of the functionality have stopped working after I changed the permission of lib folder. Network manager, shutdown/restart, DVD drive everything stopped working. Can some one lead me to the right ...
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Failed installation [closed]

I'm installing ubuntu as my first OS on my laptop from a bootable DvD,now it all goes good,but at about 90ish % my disc starts making a weird noise and the installation crashes.Now I don't know what ...
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Burning Ubuntu 12.04.3 in to DVD errors?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3. It said a couple errors and then said it finished and ejected DVD after it hit 100%. When I try to view properties of DVD to see if it even had anything on it ...
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does this work in Ubuntu correctly - or is there missing something? [duplicate]

This (gawky) question is concerning command dd: dd if=/dev/DVD of=whatever.iso seems not to work ... and then output follows like: could not open /dev/DVD - file or directory not found Is ...
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Burning a DVD Disc [duplicate]

If I download Ubuntu O.S. and burn a DVD on my windows 7 64 bit machine, will that DVD install on my older laptop? Windows XP 32 bit. Thanks, Gary.
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how to create recovery DVD?

I have brought Dell vostro 2520. It has preinstalled ubuntu. Can you please tell to how to create recovery disk? So that after format, I can reinstall ubuntu.
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Cannot burn or use Ubuntu images on Mac

I'm trying to get a version of Ubuntu running on my old Intel Mac. However, my computers think all of the disc images I've tried so far (downloaded from Ubuntu.com, I've tried 32-bit versions of ...