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

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DVD/CD drive not working - Ubuntu 13.10

I have an HP/Compaq 615 laptop with a built-in CD/DVD-RW drive. In the past, I have had no problems using the drive to read and/or write CD's and DVD's. However, for the first time in about a year, I ...
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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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Problem with Region-free and multiregion DVDs

I've got some problems with playing DVDs, which I described here: Unable to play DVD movies . Being hopeless I purchased the newest Fluendo DVD Player. However, it turned out that I am unable to play ...
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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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VLC crash on startup - certain dvd's only

Certain rented DVD's don't play. Previously ALL dvd's have worked, and cannot figure out why particular DVD's don't read and VLC doesn't even stay open. This is what happens: Insert DVD, vlc ...
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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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Usb/Dvd wont be recognized in order to boot them

Today after a lot of reading i decided to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside with Windows 8 and to be honest i stucked in a step that i didn't expect to. Bios wont recognize neither usb nor dvd in ...
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CD/DVD not mounting some CD/DVD's

Running Ubuntu 13.10 with a LG cd/dvd writer it runs some cd/dvd's but certain cd's/dvd's cant mount from it and thus I'm not able to run the installation file in wine any clue? It's a parts catalog ...
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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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No video on Ubuntu trial from LiveDVD [duplicate]

I would like to try Ubuntu, without changing my set-up. I have prepared a DVD with ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso. Booting works fine, but monitor stays black. Graphic card is ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700. ...
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DVD Drive very slow

My DVD drive is very slow nowadays. I havent used it in a while so at first I didnt notice. But since I got a RasberyyPi setup as a Mediacenter I wanted to rip my DVD's. The problem is that it only ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 lock-up with Asus Blu Ray Drive

I have just built a system as follows: ASRock z87 Extreme6/ac --- Intel Core i7-4770 --- 16GB (2 x 8GB) HyperX Blu Black DDR3 1600MHz DIMM XMP CL10 --- Samsung 250GB 840 EVO Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" ...
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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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Select the default language and subtitles with dvdauthor

Summary of the question: How can I select the default language and subtitles with dvdauthor? I create backup copies of the DVDs my kids are allowed to watch that only contain the main title. I use ...
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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 ...
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Make bootable USB/DVD from Mac for PC installation

i've downloaded the last 64 bit version of ubuntu on my macbook pro. Now i want to create a bootable usb/dvd for install ubuntu on my pc, but i'm on a mac. My pc is formatted, so i can't use it. ...
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DVD Audio Playback Silent - how to find codec

I'm utterly baffled by this but I'm sure the fix must be simple - I can play DVDs fine on my ubuntu machine but I have just bought a new DVD and there is no sound. The sound works on all other DVDs ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using USB and bootable DVD - Mac

Im trying to install the developer version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Developer edition. It's the 64 bit download version as my mac's a Intel Core 2 Duo. According to the Ubuntu website, I should be ...
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Issue with sha1 sum of windows iso with brasero

i downloaded windows7 iso from digitalriver (official windows iso),the download was verified by sha1 fir integrity.no issue. then i write to dvd using brasero software. to check integrity of DVD , i ...
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Burning CD's with Brasero error

(Sorry for my English) So, my Windows Xp broke and I installed Ubuntu 13.04. I got back a Windows Xp iso and I'm considering dual-booting. The problem is that when I try to burn the iso, I get an ...
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Can't get imac to read the bootable cd

I am trying to create a bootable CD to use with an imac running SL 10.6.8 (I want to boot from the Ubuntu DVD rather than install it). I have burned several DVDs but the mac keeps saying the disk you ...
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I've got a new notebook with freeDOS as only OS [duplicate]

I've got a new Asus x550V notebook without OS preinstalled. The only thing on this laptop is FreeDos. For some reason Installation though USB stick does not working. I followed all of the steps I ...
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DVD or USB to install Ubuntu?

My ASUS notebook K53E is currently running under Windows 7. I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows and be able to choose between these two systems each time I start the computer. I ...
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Optimal Ways of Installing and Maintaining Ubuntu Installations while off line (Starting with DVDs)? [duplicate]

I got my installations from Raring Ringtail which offers Xubuntu, L, K, GNOME and Unity. Let me also state that I know these version are already probably dated, since open source is always moving. I ...
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ISO Fails to Burn in K3B

I was trying to burn Zorin OS 6.4 LTS on to a DVD+R disc, so that I could have it on my laptop. Anyway, it started to burn it, but it failed and ejected the disc. Here's what it said in the ...
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Strange Brasero Problem

I was trying to burn a copy of the Zorin OS iso to a DVD+R in Brasero. It started out fine, and then it said "Ejected Medium" and ejected the disc. Then it said that an error ocurred. Why is this ...
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Can't play DVD on Ubuntu 13.10 (with fluendo)

I can't play DVDs - I had the message that: drive region settings do not allow access to this disk Then I was told by the support center of fluendo this: Most probably you DVD drive is set ...
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The cd dvd boot option isn't showing up in bios

I am trying to dual boot ubuntu 13.10 but the option for it isn't in the bios. I did previously install ubuntu on my computer and tried to delete it but it didnt work. What do i do?
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How to boot live from a DVD when my Macbook's optical drive doesn't work?

I've successfully burned a Ubuntu boot DVD from OS X (Snow Leopard) on my Macbook Pro. The problem is, the built in optical drive kicked the bucket a few years ago and I've been using an external ...
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VLC can't read DVDs even after I installed things to read them

Moment ago and I got this from VLC media player Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log ...
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Why is k9copy no longer in use?

Trying to install this under 13.10, but see it hasn't been updated since 12.10 - is it no longer worth using? If it is, how do I install manually on 13.10?
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Can't mount cd/dvd r/w drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I'm having some troubles mounting my drive or getting it to detect media. When I do this: dmesg | grep "sr0" I get : [ 2.096797] sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer ...
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Getting Windows - WITHOUT USB OR DVD [closed]

Hello fellow Linux users! So lately I've been missing my games that sadly haven't been ported to Linux. I'd like to switch over to Windows, I'm buying a bigger HDD so I can dual boot because I really ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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 ...