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 can I play encrypted DVD movies?

My machine can't play encrypted DVDs on a fresh install. How do I add this capability? Another useful bit of information would be what programs are best for playing DVDs, once I'm able to do so. ...
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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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VLC won't play DVD movies

I installed VLC player on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. DVD movies won't play (no sound or picture) even though the computer tries to start the movie. What's wrong? Is the version wrong for Ubuntu 14.04?
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Ubuntu isn't playing dvd

Same DVD is playing in windows, but ubunut(16.04) isn't displaying any media. /media/ directory is empty. It contains video only. i had tried these commands but it didn't work. sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to play commercial DVD in Lenovo E555 with Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed both vlc and libdvd-pkg on my Lenovo E555 ThinkPad. I have also run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg In Ubuntu 15.10 that seemed to work for playing encrypted DVD's, ...
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Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras

I still can't seem to play movie DVDs on my Ubuntu 11.10 even after installing restricted extras and after trying this This[a] is the error message that I get with movie player. VLC doesn't play the ...
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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's. DVD's cannot even be opened as they are not seen by Ubuntu. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + DVD = Crash

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If ...
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Ubuntu cannot play Chinese DVD

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with all restricteds, addons, libs, etc installed and regionset China. I can play most DVDs from various sources and regions. But I cannot play any DVD that has been burned in ...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ ...
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“VLC could not read the file” error when trying to play DVDs

I can watch most DVD's on my machine using VLC but today, I went to watch Thor, and it won't play. libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are at the latest versions. vlc -v returns 1.1.4 w32codecs are ...
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Fast way to burn DVD-R (UDF)?

We could create ISO-9660 DVDs by piping mkisofs into cdrecord. For UDF, the procedure seems to be convoluted and slow. It creates a temporary blank 4GB file, then writes data into it, and only then ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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Cannot Play DVD - Unknown filesystem?

I have a DVD that was created on a some DVD recorder/player box. I am trying to grab the files off of it so I can do video editing of the footage. My problem is I cannot read the DVD. It is detected ...
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How to add Codexes for Ubuntu VLC player

I bought myself DVD's, but they wouldn't run in Ubuntu VLC. These DVD's run just fine in VLC for Windows or any DVD Player. These DVD's were burned in Countrycode 0, in other words open for any ...
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Problem with opening cd tray

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400. I have had a problem with my cd tray for two years. Today I pressed the button on the cd tray, and inserted a cd into the cd tray, and then I opened and ...
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how to cp a cd/dvd as an image file?

How can I copy the content of a cd or dvd as an image file (such as an iso file0, which can be mounted as a virtual cd or dvd? Prefer command line solutions, and also interested to know gui solution. ...
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My computer isn't recognizing/mounting CDs and DVDs

With sudo lshw -C disk I get *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM GU71N vendor: HL-DT-ST physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical ...
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libdvdcss2 depackaging error (12.04 precise)

I previously asked a question regarding DVD playback and after much back and forth with David Foerster, he was able to narrow down the problem. With that in mind, I am now asking for further help! ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac (or other achitectures besides x86)

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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DVD playback not working on 13.10

I could watch DVD's in 13.04 but now that I have upgraded to 13.10 DVDs don't seem to be playable. In Totem video player I get: An error occurred The movie could not be read. I seem to remember a ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 unable to read DVDRW

This morning I opened this question here, and it was brought to my attention I was using an oldversion of MATE. I have upgraded to 16.04. Now, when I try to play the dvd, it spins up the disk, tries ...
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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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How do I create an ISO (or similar) DVD of an Ubuntu setup on VirtualBox

I need to create a DVD of a working Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS, with several software additions. I have "installed" the Ubuntu ISO on VirtualBox, updated everything, as well as added additional software items. ...
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Cannot play contents of external DVD drive on ARM-based computer

Pretty much a complete newbie to Ubuntu here, so bear with me! My wife recently bought a netbook which came with Ubuntu 12.04. She only ever uses her computer for watching videos either online or on ...
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Arista transcoder not working in Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. I want to convert an mp4 file to the Video_TS/Audio_TS format for DVDs. After adding the file and starting the application, I get a message that a required element ...
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What files shown on Burned ISO Disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto a Gateway 7310X computer. It does not want to seem to boot from the DVD Drive. Curious though, if I put the Gateway Windows system recovery disk in the drive, ...
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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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Latest Version of Ubuntu Desktop burned to DVD won't start through Windows 10?

I would like to begin programming so I just got a brand new 1TB hard drive to install Ubuntu onto and downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS disc image which I then burned onto a DVD-R disc. I read 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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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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How to reverse these settings?

I followed the first answer give by user "dginsd" from here Discs in DVD Drive not being read because I couldnt mount a game I had on a DVD disk and thought that ubuntu wasnt seeing my DVDrom drive ...
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CD Drive won't mount, can't use, burn, play any CDs or DVDs

I have recently re-installed ubuntu, and the CD player is unusable. I tried mounting the CD Rom to the media folder (which was recommended on a help forum) and now there is a start up message when I ...
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DVD not recognized when Trying to create data project with K3b or Brasero

My DVD is not recognized for project to burn. Please advise. I tried another DVD. No problems with the DVD.
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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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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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How do I burn a DVD with more than 3.8 GB data?

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.8.3 and wodim / genisoimage 1.1.11, but the problem is on Ubuntu (with Brasero) and occurred in Oneiric as well. Whenever I try to burn more than 3.8GB (approaching the ...
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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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Can't burn cd's with Brasero, it doesn't see the cd

I was trying to burn an audio CD in Brasero in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit all it would do is let me burn an image file to the hard drive. It would report of having problems with detecting the CD I inserted. ...
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DVD cannot be read without errors by Xubuntu

I am trying to rip a dvd under xubuntu 14.04 using either VLC or Handbrake. Both give read error messages. Trying to copy to the HDD gives the same error. When I plug the USB DVD drive into my ...
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Can't read superblock- UDF DVD

I'm having trouble mounting my UDF-formated DVD. It used to work when mounted as a read-only device but suddenly one day the system was unable to mount the DVD. I searched everywhere I could on ...
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Ubuntu 15.0 doesn't read USB external DVD player

I am trying to play a CD and I plugged an external CD player but UBUNTU doesn't see it. The cd spins and somewhere I found that it is dev/sr1 but I am unsure on how to make it mount the external disc ...
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VLC Media Player Playback Problems

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my PC and I'm just having some small issues. For one, VLC is choppy, both at playing DVDs and playing MP4 videos that are 480p. Not sure on how to fix ...
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installations errno 5 input output

Im trying to install ubuntu 14.4.4 LTS on my pc, so there is no windows and/or OSX installed. I got a new cd/dvd reader/burner, a new ssd. I downloaded the iso for ubuntu and burned it to a dvd drive ...
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Some DVD videos will not mount and play with VLC or any other video player

On my ASUS (64 bit) running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have the libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 installed and I can play some video DVD's with VLC but this particular dvd won't mount (which is the type that can't ...
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Autorun dvd or cd in version 14.04

How do I make a cd or dvd autorun when I insert it? I am using version 14.04. At the moment a folder box with all the individual files opens.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't recognize CDROM/DVD device

lshw doesn't find the CDROM: juantxo@juantxo-OEM:~$ sudo lshw -class disk *-disk descripción: ATA Disk producto: WDC WD1600BEVS-0 fabricante: Western Digital id físico: ...
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DVD doesnt Autoplay!

I just a bought an educational DVD but it doesn't autoplay rather opens up the DVD files maybe because of the autorun.exe which cannot run in ubuntu. How do I play the DVD and watch the videos in ...
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movie dvd is not recognizing on ubuntu 14.04

some of the movie DVD aren't detecting even dvd icon is missing from desktop same time some dvd works fine . what should i do to overcome this?? thanks in advance