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

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Installing an asus usb-n14. I read similar questions but mine comes with an install dvd w/linux

I downloaded http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/USB-N14/DR_USB_N14_261320140102_Linux.zip from How to install Asus USB-N14 Adapter?, My adapter comes with a dvd including a file named ...
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Recovering Files from a Corrupt CD/DVD

I have certain old CD/DVD's which are not in good condition. I want to recover from them anything that can be recovered. in windows you had software like Isobuster and Cd Recovery which will let me do ...
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ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my dvd r/w lightscribe drive

I am running an HP Pavilion dv6700 with ubuntu 14.04 installed. I am new to Linux OS. I have typed in the command at the prompt "sudo lshw -C disk" and all that shows up is the harddrive. I have ...
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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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Any possible way to void data on a DVD-R/+R? [closed]

Alright, so long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my Windows 7 installation disk. ...
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Why does Fluendo which I bought not work any more?

I have bought the Fluendo DVD player software a while ago because it always was the only software capable of playing all the DVDs I had on my computer. But this program seems to have been quietly ...
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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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Playing DVD with Interactual player on disc? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. Movie player will not play my 'Constantine' DVD. I took a look at the disc and noticed that the interactual player is part of the disc. I am wondering if this program is a ...
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Sound from VLC cuts in and out

When playing DVDs with VLC the audio cuts in and out. What can be causing it? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). I'm using a Gateway 310H Desktop with a Thraser Intel motherboard. The audio is ...
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unable to upgrade to lts (or any supported distro) I am new no dvd

I bought a cheap laptop off gumtree. Unfortunately it does not come with dvd so I cannot install 15.1 or 14.04 on it. I do have old linux 11.2 I think but there is no way that I can see to upgrade it ...
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My PC doesn't detect CDs/DVDs

I have long back, when using Windows, deleted the CD ROM driver. Was that a bad thing? Now my only and primary OS is Ubuntu. How can I run CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu? Please help.
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS dvd problems

My dvds will not play. I did "sudo apt-get install libdvdread4" and still nothing. What else can I do?
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Why does DVD playback still not work after installing libdvdcss2?

I have installed libdvdcss2, but I still get this error when trying to play DVDs: libdvdread4 was installed by default (This is a new System76 Pangolin Performance). I ran the install-css.sh ...
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Booting from live Linux DVD on Dell Latitude D830

The bootup order has the DVD at Number Four, however there is no other OS on the hard drive. I do not see any option on the Dell D830 Latitude laptop that will allow it to see the Linux DVD, altho it ...
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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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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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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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dvd-cd rom doesn't work ubuntu 14.04 lts

$ cd-drive cd-drive version 0.83 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 R. Bernstein This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; ...
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Lenova X201 Docking station and dvd drive

I bought a x201 and installed Ubuntu. I was offered a docking station at a later date which I then bought and have just got hold of a dvd drive for the docking station. Unfortunately Ubuntu doesn't ...
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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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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 can't identify my dvd/cdrom drive as cd+rw only as cd+r drive

I can't remember for sure but I think after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, ubuntu can't recognize my dvd/cdrom drive as writing(burning) drive but only as a reading drive, I have tried to burn cd ...
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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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Lubuntu 14.04. Copy DVD between two DVD drives

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I am a former Windows person. I create a master document DVD and then I burn copies of it to a second DVD drive to send to my co-workers. This is a frequent task. ...
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How to burn a dual layer dvd iso from the command line

How do you burn a DVD-DL iso from the command line?
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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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DVD drive can only read one DVD, 21 Jump Street

My DVD drive can only read one DVD. 21 Jump Street, and I know exactly why, just not how to fix it. Here is the command line output for 'sudo lshw -C disk' *-cdrom description: ...
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VLC breaks while playing DVD iso

I have a dvd iso of a movie I ripped using dd into my machine prior throwing away my DVD player. At a certain spot, vlc breaks. Looking at the debug messages (tools->messages->verbosity=2) I read that ...
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NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'

Still same problem! Trying to install ubuntu 14.04 into Vista (amd64), landing at NoneType object has no attribute 'get_info'. DL iso three times, md5 ok, and tried once as metalink (force-wubi). ...
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Is there an alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

Is there a linux alternative to the Windows application DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD? In backing up some DVD's the ripped ISO file size is ...
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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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Can I save chapter titles when ripping a DVD?

I've got a DVD set of the Live 8 concerts in 2005 which has 4 DVDs, each about 2 hours long. It's got lots of chapters markers and I want to rip them to MKV files and add in the artist / song titles ...
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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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Slow dvd burning/reading speeds

I have a problem on which I'm struggling since i started using linux a year ago on my desktop, but still haven't found a solution for it. When reading or burning a dvd, the speeds are very slow ...
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dvd95, alternative?

dvd95 was removed from Vivid (15.04). Do you know of any alternative as easy to use as that one (or maybe even easier) and that it is native for GTK environments or maybe that can be used via an easy ...
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no boot options [duplicate]

I am running on Ubuntu (I was on W8 before), but I need to go back to Windows. I'm trying to boot from a live-DVD and a FlashDrive, but without luck. Ubuntu doesn't give me any boot option. If I ...
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DVD Write from GUI

I've been exploring Linux since Win 8 came out and have settled on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 with the Gnome desktop and like it. The laptop is a Dell. The laptop it is installed on has a ...
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Audio CD won't mount but DVD does

I have an annoying issue. If I put a DVD in the drive and run sudo blkid it seems to have been detected no problems. This is the output from blked /dev/sda1: ...
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Error in loading of Ubuntu 14.04 installation DVD

The installation gets to the screen of Ubuntu where it's loading, I click the left button to see code and here's what it says is happening: stdin: Not a typewriter Generating locales... ...
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How to fix “Power calibration error” when trying to burn DVD?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is not being able to burn any file to a DVD. Every time I try to burn anything, it shows an error window and gives this error while burning: scsi error on write(786,16):[3 73 03] ...
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Is there a reason most DVD Ripping software has been removed from 14.10 and up?

Can someone explain to me why did OGMRip, Acidrip, Mencoder and probably some other DVD Ripping software has gone missing from Multiverse? Has it been banned? Because dvd::rip is still there and so ...
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Issues burning .iso images with 14.r04 Trusty Tahr

Hello to the people of Ubuntu Universe! I am having tremendous difficulty burning .iso images on 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I have used Brasero, K3B, and/or XFburn. I have tried just about everything gui ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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Unable to play commercial DVDs

I recently wanted to play a commercial DVD in my computer's built in DVD drive. So I the inserted Faulty Towers DVD into my DVD drive, and then told it to launch it in Videos, and it just gave me ...
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13.10 image burn issue

I downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit release to burn to a DVD on my Windows 7 machine, and then install on an old XP machine. I am having trouble writing the image to a DVD with this error: The disc ...
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How to install Grub on PC with Ubuntu 13.10_x64 from live DVD

Preface: This is my first Ubuntu install from a live DVD. I have very little experience with GNU/Linux; however I have in the past installed Kwheezy after burning an ISO without any problems. ...
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do i need to make a bootable cd

I have windows 8, I already choose the option of try and install, and after the computer restarts it doesn't start. I have it mounted on a virtual drive. Do I need to make a bootable cd if I want to ...
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Unable to boot CD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 and uninstalled Windows some time ago; However, i want to re-install Windows again and burned a copy to a CD (DVD+R) using write to disc pop-up right-click menu on the ...
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why doesn't VLC play a full DVD?

I've been using Ubuntu for a few months now and this is the first time I want to watch a movie with this software, but I've been having a lot of problems with it. I have installed all of the helps for ...
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Ripping hidden title in extras on a dvd

I have a children's dvd which has 13 chapters, but the 13th chapter is only accessible through the dvd menu when you answer 10 questions correctly - and I can't find a way to rip it. I don't want the ...