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

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Buffalo BRXL-PC6U2 Blu Ray Drive

I recently purchased an external portable Blu Ray/DVD/CD etc external drive for travel. I also still have with me an older Asus external DVD/CD drive. While my older Asus drive works fine playing ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Not displaying DVD Content

I am new user for Ubuntu. I have updated my OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to (12.10 and now) 13.04. I have a DVD of movies, which works fine in Windows 7, and I am able play the movies, and can see the ...
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Updated 13.04 doesn't recognize the CD/DVD drive

I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and finally to 13.04. When I had the 12.04 version my CD/DVD drive was recognized and worked normally. Now that I updated Ubuntu it doesn't show the drive, ...
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Image Checksum error

I have loaded 13.04 onto two of my laptops with my DVD, but when I try to install it on my desktop (an older Gateway) I get an image checksum error. I have also attempted to boot from a thumb drive, ...
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How to block cd/dvd drive in Ubuntu?

I have created 3 standard users in my system and I want to disable CD/DVD drive for them. How to do it?
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Will a USB Ubuntu 12.04 Boot Image Work if Copied to a CD/DVD?

I have an old computer (HP D220 MT) running Ubuntu 12.04. I recently made a USB pen drive boot image (in case my hard drive crashes), but the BIOS won't let me boot from USB (booting from CD's/DVD's ...
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CD/DVD Permissions

Okay, i was burning some videos onto a DVD, and after i finished, took the CD out. Now, trying to use the same CD to burn something of the same series, so i wanted to keep it on one CD, i can't seem ...
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How to figure out if my DVD-reader is also a burner?

I am using Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 14R. There are no writings like DVD-RX or DVD-rom on my DVD-reader. Is there anything in Ubuntu similar to the device manager in Windows, so that I can know if I ...
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Downloading Ubuntu to Computer with No OS

I recently got back my computer from a hard drive breakdown. I got back the computer with everything except an operating system. I was hoping to be able to download Ubuntu to at least have an ...
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CD's stuggling to play

I have a problem when listening to cds. The DVD drive starts spinning but the programmes just hang and dont read the cd. This doesn't happen for all cds just some of them. I've tried this in amarok, ...
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Brasero makes unusable DVD's

Brasero is fond of writing .md5 CRC files on the DVD. Most DVD players are allergic to stray files and refuse to play DVD's with .md5 files written on them Why on earth does Brasero do this and how ...
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How does one burn an iso image to a dvd using windows 8? Specifically Ubuntu 12.04LTS [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bootable dvd for Ubuntu 12.04LTS using a Windows 8 machine. The download of the .iso went well, but now I need to burn it to a dvd. Instructions for Windows 7 say to right ...
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ubuntu 12.04 dvd player not working

I am fairly new in the linux world and Ubuntu two months to be exact. I have an Acer Aspire 5741G laptop and decided to give Ubuntu a go as an operating system, I have been playing with Ubuntu in a ...
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dvd movie not working

I have ubuntu 12.10 and I can't play dvd movies. I tried every kmplayer vlc gnomeVLC could not read the file (Input/output error). File reading failed: VLC could not read the file (Input/output ...
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Burn 1 to 1 copy of a DVD

I know that I can use Brasero to normally burn a DVD from an ISO. But here is my issue, I am backing up my DVD collection and when I use Brasero to rip a DVD I turn it into an ISO that is 7.0GB or ...
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How can I get VLC to automatically play DVDs when inserted? Running 13.04

I'm trying to help and elderly disabled person play DVDs as easy as possible - by inserting them! I'm running 13.04. I set Totem as the default app. But a couple DVDs didnt play off the bat -- VLC ...
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Why's Clonezilla not able to complete the backup of my HDD (ext4)

I have a single HDD with one single partition. What I need is to make an entire backup image of it and burn it to a DVD so that, in case of a messup, I can restore the entire HDD, as it was before. ...
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how to create iso image from DVD [duplicate]

I want to create an iso image from my bootable DVD. I want to create direct DVD to iso image. Please suggest me the right way to create iso image from DVD.
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Problem burning DVD with some data already on it

I have a DVD that has some data on it(about 7 MB). I want to add further data to it but Ubuntu won't allow it. It shows 0 bytes used and 0 bytes available when I go into properties of the DVD and I am ...
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Where can I download the latest DVD ISO which contains everything?

Where can I download a DVD ISO which contains everything? Am I right, the ISOs on the download sections are CD ISOs only which contains the OS and the most basic applications? Thanks...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio 13.04 from a DVD?

I burned the 32-bit ISO image to a blank DVD. So next, I put the DVD (with all its contents) into the drive and when I open it, there are a bunch of different folders. If I try to open any file in a ...
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How to mount a CD/DVD in DOSBOX?

I'm using DOSBox 0.74, which works properly and can successfully mount a "c" drive. However, I don't know how to mount a dvd drive. I'm trying to install Star Control 3 from a disk so that I can ...
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How to create a DVD rip/ISO? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a back up of my "Chappelle's Show" DVD collection. I believe that creating an ISO would be the easiest thing to do. I have tried the Brasero but could not get it to work. When ...
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Changing DVD settings.

it looks like I made a mistake on my settings. I want to install a program, but the computer thinks that I want to watch a video. Is it possible to change the settings?
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VLC won't run DVDs

Just updated to the newest version of Ubuntu and now VLC player won't read DVDs and displays the following message every time I try to play a DVD: Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc ...
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I cannot use my DVD in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I have upgraded to Ubuntu GNOME 13.04. But when I insert any DVD or CD to the drive, the system reads the drive but when it's opened, it is totally blank. I have installed all the codecs including ...
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Unable to play DVDs Ubuntu 12.04

After installing recommended libraries I am still unable to play any DVD. I am able to play CDs just fine but when I insert a DVD, I get this error: "Unable to mount (DVD NAME) Error creating moint ...
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Using 'dd' to copy a dvd used to work and now doesn't - any idea why?

I had to replace my system after a disc crash. Previously (Ubuntu 12.04) I was able to run dd if=/dev/sr0 of=xxx.iso and I got a usable copy of the disc. Now, (Xubuntu 12.10) the same command, on ...
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DVDs not playing

To put it simply, I'm trying to watch and rip DVDs on my computer, but it never works. I have VLC and libdvdcss, but the DVD just doesn't load and evidently, doesn't play. Could you guys help me out ...
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Problem with CD DVD media Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS first when I put CD with data Nautilus show me blank CD, the same CD on Windows 7 is read properly with data, second I cant read DVD s Even If somehow DVD is mounted I see ...
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How do you make a copy of wine to a dvd?

I am trying to make a copy of wine to a dvd so that I can put it on my laptop. Does anyone know how to do this?
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DVD Playback - Pauses or Quits

I am having a problem with DVD playback on my Lubuntu 12.10 system. The discs will pay fine when they start, but after a few minutes and every few minutes thereafter, the playback will pause for a ...
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How to I add a command to be available from the auto run box for DVD videos?

In System Settings --> Details --> Removable Media there are drop downs to let you select what to do when you insert various media types. I've written some scripts called things like ripmovie ...
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no cd rom/dvd detected in kubuntu 12.04

I have had kubuntu installed for sometime and the CDrom was working now it will not detect? I have a dual boot dell desktop and the cdrom works in windows. things I've tried. sudo fdisk -l Disk ...
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Cannot do fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 while booting from DVD: “soft lockup” bug

Hello Ubunutu Community! I'm trying to do fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 to completely replace Windows 7. I downloaded 32 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 from this website, burned the image to DVD (I made ...
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DVD drive missing after upgrade to 12.04

I cannot find a way to read CD/DVD since upgrading to 12.04. If I reboot with my old 10.10 live disk in the drive the computer boots from the CD, so I assume it is not a hardware issue (also, the DVD ...
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Help installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 DVD in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I downloaded the 12.04.2 Desktop amd64 ISO from the main website. Then I burned it onto a DVD, but when I restart, the computer won't recognize the DVD when it boots. [ ] Have I downloaded the ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu 13.04 from DVD

After having a virtual version of Ubuntu 12.04 on my Windows 7 computer for a while, I intended to install Ubuntu 13.04 on the computer itself today in parallel with Windows 7. Since I don't have a ...
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k9copy & acidrip do not see DVD but VLC plays it just fine

Bought "Up in the Air". Like to make backup copies to take w/ me when I travel. VLC plays the dvd perfectly. I run either k9copy or acidrip and neither one 'sees' the movie in sr0. I've had this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: why could it not read DVD? (Encryption) [duplicate]

How to play commercial DVDs on lenovo t-500 laptop? I have Ubuntu 12.04, all updates Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras I tried the following, but VLC does not play DVDs. sudo ...
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12.04LTS detects data DVDs but not movies

Ubuntu won't detect movie DVDs but will detect data discs. dmesg shows: parish@kubuntu:~$ dmesg|grep sr0 [ 1.820162] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 62x/5x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray [ 1.820373] sr ...
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installing ubuntu from dvd

i have downloaded ubuntu to give it a go on a spare pc. i followed the instructions and set up a dvd. it works and brings up the demo page if you put it in a pc already booted up, but i can not get ...
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CD mounts but DVD does not mount

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through .iso image on DVD drive. Problem:- if a CD is loaded in the drive, it mounts correctly. But DVD does not mount. I am SURE that it is a DVD drive. On WinXP, I ...
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I can't burn the ubuntu iso image

Thanks in advance for your help Here it is the k3b log saved: Devices ----------------------- PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA 1.16 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, ...
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12.04.2 Install/reboot problem

I downloaded 12.04.2 LTS and burned the iso to dvd, dropped it into the dvd drive then restarted my computer. Everything worked fine and the install process went thru without any errors UNTIL it got ...
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i need to put ubuntu on a dead apple desktop using an apple laptop… how do i do that?

my apple desktop computer only displays a flashing question mark when i turn it on. i tried resetting the PRAM and doing some other suggested actions. the only suggestion i didnt try was installing a ...
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How can I burn a Video DVD? [duplicate]

I've been trying all day to make a simple video DVD to play on a regular DVD player, but I just can't seem to figure to out. I don't understand what an image is and all the apps that I've tried today ...
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Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD?

Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD that is distributed with the magazine??
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my ubuntu is damaged and won't load, I want to do a fresh installation

I have a Dell Vostro with a damaged UBUNTU that doesn't load at all, I wan to do a fresh installation of it, either via USB stick or via CD, but the other computer that I have is a Mac and I am having ...
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downloaded ubuntu folder doesn't have .iso suffix

I just downloaded ubuntu-12.10.desktop-amd64 to make a bootable DVD. This folder seems to be a zipped folder and it doesn't have the iso suffix. Does this folder need to be unzipped prior to ...