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

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Unable to create working installation media for Ubuntu

I have tried to burn versions 12.4 LTS, and version 14.04 LTS to a DVD and the last time it said the disk was verified, but when I open the discs there is nothing burned on them. The image for 14.04 ...
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Why do I need to Burn Ubuntu onto a CD/DVD? [duplicate]

I've decided to redo the whole process of downloading Ubuntu. I noticed that last time I failed to see that I was supposed to burn the disc image... But, now, since I don't have an empty disc... At ...
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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. Rgionset does not even see the DVD. VLC ~$ vlc /dev/sr0 VLC media player 2.1.4 ...
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Can DVD be used after it stuck at 100% Creating image checksum when burning?

I've a DVD+R (btw, I don't know why I can't add files to it and it's +R and not -R) and I tried to Burn Windows Starter on it (I need it for something), but the problem is that burning stuck at 100% ...
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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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Error in loading of Ubuntu 14.04 installation DVD

So, it gets to the screen of Ubuntu where it's loading, I click left button to see code and here's what it says is happening: stdin: Not a typewriter Generating locales... en_US.UTF-8... done ...
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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imgburn I/O error when trying to start program

So I'm trying to burn Xubuntu to a live cd and run off of that. The problem is though that when I even try to start the program the menu comes up but none of the options are available. I can't even go ...
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How to eject a CD/DVD from the command line

I've just right clicked on the DVD icon in the Unity Launcher in order to eject it, but instead of hitting the 'Eject' button, I missed and hit the 'Unlock from Launchpad' option instead. How do I go ...
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Can't install nor try ubuntu 12.10, system halted

tried to find a solution but I wasn't able so far. I downloaded the torrent version of ubuntu 12.10 and burned it onto a dvd and created a bootable stick using unetbootin... the thing is, when ...
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I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521 keep getting error 8000

While installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell C521, I keep getting error 8000 "reading sector" a few times. On a previous installation attempt I got another error number which I believe was 3820 a bunch of ...
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Can't convert from DVD to webm

On Ubuntu trusty, I can't convert and DVD to the webm format. I'm using the command: mencoder -v -v dvd://1 -ovc lavc -oac lavc -ffourcc VP80 -o output.webm -of lavf -lavfopts format=webm -lavcopts ...
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Issues playing one certain DVD

I have 2 home made DVD that a friend gave me. It has videos she has rights to redistribute for a Church ministry. And I am not sure, but I think they might be using one of those stand alone DVD ...
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how to make a dvd which can be played in a dvd player [duplicate]

Is there any application in which is programmed to make dvds which can be played in a dvd player i recently saw a dvd in which all the videos were present in .VOB format so do i need any extra ...
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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...
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startup disk creator error “unable to mount blank DVD-R Disc location is already mounted”

My os is ubuntu 12.10 32 bit desktop. (Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6500 @ 2.93GHz × 2) . When trying to burn the lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso file on a blank DVD-R Disc, using the startup disk ...
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Cannot select content on dvd in Acidrip

I am using Acidrip 0. 14 and Lubuntu 14. 04. Typed in '/dev/sr0' in the video source path field and at the bottom left corner it says 'DVD read ok' but nothing shows up in the large window under the ...
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Can't read any CD or DVD in Ubuntu Gnome?

I can't mount any CD or DVD on Ubuntu Gnome. I tried to run: sudo mount -a but it wasn't successfully. Here is output after sudo lshw -C disk: *-disk description: ATA ...
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DVD drive not reading dvd's

I have done the regionset thing, but the drive doesnt find a dvd when I do. I have added the css file I have tried manually mounting the drive and get Failed to mount '/dev/sr0' to '/media/apt/' E: ...
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How to create DVD from a video file?

I'm trying to create a DVD image from a .ts file but all dvd-maker programs I tried (devede, bombono) output .mpg files instead of the desired image with VIDEO_TS, AUDIO_TS folders and .vob files ...
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DVD drive not detected in Ubuntu, Windows and BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 4 days ago on my system and since then my PC seems to be ruined. Windows boot time has increased like 4 or 5 times. Ubuntu takes about 2 minutes to boot and worst of all, my DVD ...
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Optimal Ways of Installing and Maintaining Ubuntu Installations while off line (Starting with DVDs)?

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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On using Knoppix, should I use the ISO, or expand it onto DVD? [closed]

I was trying to find a way to get a system that was running Ubuntu to be able to install Windows. I thought my gparted dvd would boot but for some reason this Computer is not booting from Gparted. ...
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Why doesn't my PC play DVDs? [duplicate]

My PC has the latest version of ubuntu installed (13.04) and i usually watch movies (also on DVDs) with VLC Player. Now that i havent watched a dvd in long time i wanted to try it again. But it ...
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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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Only MKV format available in HandBrake

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit. I have installed HandBrake rev5474 (i686), which I believe is the latest, and the Ubuntu Restricted Extras. I am able to play DVDs via VLC but when it comes to ...
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Unable to mount DVD - Ubuntu 14.04

I seldom use the DVD drive and this a 5 year old laptop. Today I load the DVD and it just keeps spinning but nothing mounts. After it spins and stops I checked: dmesg | grep sr0 [ 1.738204] ...
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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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Will not play DVD with VLC missing drivers

Last year I put Ubuntu 13.10 in this laptop with VLC to play DVDs had problem with drivers called Samsung and they told me to install drivers,but now I put Ubuntu 14.04 in and no longer have drivers. ...
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How to install multiple linux os on a single cd/dvd? [duplicate]

I don't have any empty DVDs, but I have one with enough free space. It currently has Zorin os 8 installed on it, which is 1.6 gb iso file. I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it as well, so I can ...
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Finalize Sony Camcorder DVD

Well, hello I have had a Sony Video-Camera (SONY DCR-DVD105e) since 2006. It exports video to mini-dvd. Well I recently found the camera and its discs. However, I have lost its batteries and its ...
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Easy way to create movie DVDs? DVDStyler QDVDAuthor DeVeDe No Go

I've been trying to create a movie DVD with some authoring tools after having split out my vid/aud/sub through avconv. After reading through the many man pages and website tips, editing xml files ...
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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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DVD / CR drive not found after 14.04 install

My DVD/CD drive (LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support) which worked on Windows, does not play or read anything once Ubuntu 14.04 was installed. I see it in the BIOS, shows an ...
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DVD RW Not Detected/Mount failed while boot

My FSTAB File(/etc/fstab) /etc/fstab: static file system information. Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 cant read dvds,cds

I'm having trouble reading any cds or dvds. Eject command works and the drive will spin but the media/cdrom file is always empty after trying multiple data dvds. I also wanted to try and reinstall ...
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How to make a bootable ISO from a bootable DVD using the command line?

I need to create an image to be able to mount the install DVD inside virtualbox in order to boot and install Windows. Important: I need to do it using the command line. I tried with genisoimage as ...
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MASCARADE_DES_RYTHMES permission

I got you do not have permission necessary to read contents of MASCARADE_DES_RYTHMES when I click on Cd/DVD driver on the Ubuntu files. I tried to mount CD/DVD ROM, but I tried to use wodim --devices ...
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mount dvd player

I just wanted to DVD player to view video and pictures on DVD and realized that I need mount the device to use it. I want to learn the procedures to mount the device and to use it. Your help and ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04 using burnt CD on mid-2012 macbook pro (13")?

I have gotten as far as selecting the formatted partition. Then when I click install it says that is has failed. I don't know what I am doing wrong or where to go from here. I would greatly appreciate ...
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How to make a ISO image from a Bootable DVD in windows? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7. And I want to install ubuntu 12.04 to my new Notebook PC. It has no DVD-ROM so I wanna make *.iso file so I can install it fom a usb. I have the Ubuntu 12.04 bootable DVD. How to ...
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encrypted dvd not plaing Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 12.04 -all DVDs were working. After clean upgrade to 14.04 LTS - encrypted DVDs are not working (with VLC and Videos) but non-encrypted DVDs are working. All suggested "Restricted extras", ...
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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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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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Comparing two DVDs

How to compare two DVDs? I mean really a binary comparison? The problem: I have two DVDs containing a program, which should be the same. But I suspect one DVD to be modified. The sizes of the files ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04LTS fit on a normal CD, 700MB, or i do need a DVD?

i just want to know if the new ubuntu (12.04LTS) can fit perfectly on a normal cd :)
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DVD Rip Handbrake Ubuntu 12.04

How do I rip DVD using Handbrake Ubuntu 12.04? I have looked on the web but have found nothing that is helpful. All I want to do is rip DVD's to a medium quality to watch later. They'll be stored on ...
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Can not play DVDs on Ubuntu [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 12.04 I can't play DVDs in VLC, the native DVD player, or Parole media play. I must be missing something. What libraries/codecs do I need etc.? Where do I get them? Where do I find out ...
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Why does my optical drive not play commercial dvds?

I'm very new to Ubuntu having just replaced a faulty Windows 7 on my Sony Viao. I now find that my DVD drive will not play commercial movie DVDs. I have loaded the recommended files. I can use ...
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Dell Latitude D830 DVD Drive Not Recognized

Unlike some people who have issues with the video or WiFi drivers, I suffer from not being able to use the DVD drive on this laptop. Upon POST, the BIOS sees it and I am able to open the tray as well; ...