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

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Brasero will not blank my DVD, CD-RWs

Using Ubuntu 12.10 and I can't erase any of my DVD, or CD-RWs. Terminal will not work either. I have tried all the force commands in terminal and nothing. The DVD is recognized as a rewritable disk ...
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Ripping DVD with HandBrake, no file found during scan

I'm trying to rip a DVD with HandBrake (I own the original). No single file is found during the scan despite having installed the libdvdcss4 package. There are several errors occurring in the activity ...
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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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Ripping DVD to iso - Accurately

I have been using Brasero to rip my DVD collection to .iso. However, I've discovered some errors in some of the DVDs through playback e.g. VLC player would just stop playing the iso file when a bad ...
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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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Only some Discs [Kubuntu]

My blu-ray discs appear empty in the file manager, and they don't have the proper title? Some regular CD and Dvds have the same issue. Why won't the contents display? Thanks, I appreciate your time. ...
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How to burn a DVD which is playable in an external player?

I have several .dvd files which were created using OpenShot Video Editor. To export the videos from OpenShot, I used the DV-NTSC widescreen and DV-PAL Widescreen property. Can anyone tell me how I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect blank DVD+R

I first checked my system to ensure it accepts/reads/writes DVD+Rs: I executed sudo apt-get install libcdio-utils, and then sudo cd-drive. The output confirmed DVD+R and DVD+RW capability. Next, I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 10.04 on a machine without CD/DVD/USB drive support?

I have an old Intel machine and I want to install Ubuntu 10.04 on it. Unfortunately, It is not supporting CD/DVD or USB drive. Is there any other way? Would this work if I attached it's hard drive in ...
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Unable to burn dvd-r on Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04

ran command sudo lshw -C disk output below -cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: CDDVDW TS-U633F vendor: TSSTcorp physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 ...
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Can linux play blu-rays?

So I recently bought a blu-ray drive since I started accumulating a bunch of movies and shows on the format, and I was wondering if linux/ubuntu can actually play them? If not it's fine I can just ...
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I want to make a DVD with video_ts and audio_ts folders into an mp4/avi/video file

I have a collection of DVDs with audio_ts and video_ts folders that have a menu where you select chapters, etc., and I want to watch these movies on my phone. I move movies to my phone using the VLC ...
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I'm having problems with watching a DVD [closed]

I've looked at previous threads about this, however I receive the message about not having a candidate ??? Any tips about this? Would really like to watch some of the DVD's i checked out from the ...
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Unable to open / read CD DISC from Sony Camcorder

I have a sony camcorder (digital video camera) DCR-DVD106E. The camcorder works with mini CD's from sony (I found the CD's in the package i have bought so it seems they are original). To read the CD ...
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How to reproduce DVD videos?

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 on my computer yesterday, and everything seems to be working fine so far, except that it isn't reading video or audio CD's and DVD's. At first, I inserted a DVD video, ...
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BusyBox v1.22.1 problem while installing Ubuntu 16.04 on computer with win xp TOSHIBA Satellite

I decided to install Ubuntu on my old TOSHIBA Satellite. I burned Ubuntu 16.04 i386.iso from official Ubuntu website to dvd 4,7 disk, then I changed the boot priority in BIOS and booted the computer. ...
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How to use AcidRip

I have been trying to use AcidRip and Rip, both available from the Software Center. However, there is a problem with the designation /dev/dvd, which appears in the "Path" block for the former and in ...
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In acidrip, no /dev/dvd exists in “path”: what can I do to make it exist?

I am a brand new Ubuntu user and was hoping to using either acidrip or rip, but have been balked in every attempt to do so. When trying to use the former, everything on the screen appears to be ...
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How get system (14.04) to read/recognize a blank DVD disc?

I have (recently installed) 14.04 If I insert a blank disc in the disc drive, system lights blink. No icon appears on my screen so I can not open the disc, write a back-up or anything else. If disc ...
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Some DVDs not being recognized

I installed ubuntu on an older PC for the purpose of watching movies. I installed as many codecs as I could find but I still cannot play some movies. The movie I am currently having trouble with is a ...
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Ubuntu wont read DVD discs

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My CD's are being read but my DVD's are not. I have a DVD with a bootable image and even that wont boot on startup. is it because of Ubuntu or is it a problem ...
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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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Store bought DVDs will not play on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

What should I install to allow the playback of DVDs in 16.04? The same answer is given over and over about libdvd-pkg. It doesn't work and apparently the files cannot be downloaded. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, 16.04 won't mount movie DVD

I have struggled for days to make my machine read some movie DVDs (tried with a few). Weird, it mounts an Ubuntu-installation DVD, but doesn't mount movie DVDs. It used to work fine (with the same ...
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How can I get the Plasma 5 Device Notifier to give me appropriate options for DVDs after upgrading from Kubuntu 14.10 to 15.04?

Previous to installing Kubuntu 15.04, I was using Kubuntu 14.10 with Plasma 4. There, the Device Notifier would give me a number of options for Video Discs which I inserted. These included playing the ...
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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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Copying DVD's to my HDD [duplicate]

Now here's what I want to do - I have a lot of Movie DVD's and Bluerays. I want to copy some of them to my HDD. In Windows I know how to do this, but not in Ubuntu. With Windows u use a DvD Ripper,...
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I can't burn the ubuntu iso image

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, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R ...
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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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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 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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Installation trouble while trying to boot from DVD

I'm trying to replace Windows Vista on a Toshiba laptop (32-bit), with Ubuntu, I have done this multiple times with other machines, but this one is not responding to the DVD I created (changed the ...
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How do I rip audio from a DVD?

I remember reading a long time ago how you can rip the audio (music) from a DVD and convert it to a usable/readable format. I can't find that article any more. Can anybody help me?
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How to open UDF Volume

I have a DVD which I can open in Windows, but in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation I cannot any more. I receive this error: Unable to mount UDF Volume Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is ...
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Unable to watch a DVD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not able to read any of my dvds I know this question has already been asked but never found a question that gived an answer. I already tried how-can-i-play-encrypted-dvd-movies I did sudo lshw -...
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K3b won't burn data DVD flushing cache?

I am trying to burn mp3 data files onto a DVD using K3B on Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit, which I have done many times. This time it fails to burn, with a message about 'flushing the cache' which I have never ...
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Unable to burn blank dvd

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I am using k3b as my default dvd burner When I insert any blank dvd I get the following error: unable to mount DVD-R Disc location is already mounted I tried with DVD which ...
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How to disable the authentication prompt from DVD mount and eject (16.04)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. There is a prompt for authentication to mount or eject a DVD that is inserted. Originally the user was a normal user. I used System Settings to set the user ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 16.04 without dvd / usb

I just got Acer E 15, and I want to use only Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I have used "rufus" on my primary laptop (win7) to burn Ubuntu installation iso on usb. I reordered the boot priority to boot from ...
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Trying to Rip Single Title with 9 chapters on owned DVD using vobcopy

I am trying to rip a single title with 9 chapters using vobcopy. I have made an image of the DVD and can get it to read and play just fine however when I go to rip the title it rips some of the next ...
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Video player skips on Ubuntu 12.04

If I use the seek button when playing videos in the default video player, it continues to play, but the screen gets stuck on the same place and after a long time (10 min), it will go some other place ...
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Error mounting system-managed device

I used to work with windows 8.1 on my notebook. After a few problems, I decided to remove it and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. So far, so good. But now I cannot mount a file cdrom (documents,mp3...) . ...
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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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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 I'...