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

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Removing Ubuntu 14.04 and re-install 12.04?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from 12.04 LTS and realised that it is simply not right for this particular computer (I do still plan to use 14.04 with my newer machines). I wish to completely ...
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Will Ubuntu 14.04 DVDs be available for buying in Canonical Store?

Times ago, Canonical announced that in the Canonical Store will be available for buying only CDs / DVDs of LTS releases: ...
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how to read pdf files and images through dvd

i have made several attempts to read PDF files from my DVD but it shows an error but while playing video from a DVD no error is seen
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Failed to mount UDF

I'm on Xubuntu 64 bit 14.04. When I had windows 7, I burnt a CD, it was like 4 months ago, now I need to open that CD in Xubuntu, since I no longer have windows. Solution 1 (didn't work) sudo ...
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How can find out the device Id of my unmounted DVD?

When I put a DVD into the DVD drive, it appears in Nautilus Places, but is not automatically mounted. (this is by personal choice). In this unmounted state, mount (of course) reports nothing, and ...
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Thoggen DVD Rip Assistance Needed Please

I try to rip a DVD and got this error message. An error occurred: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed. What is a decryption ...
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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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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

You see, I wanted to set up a media-center using my Ubuntu Laptop, but I'm having some issues. To provide context, I have plugged in my UbuntuLaptop into a Samsung3DTV using an HDMI cable. I know ...
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Which DVD rip program has the simpest use-case? [closed]

I am working with Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer desktop. I am looking for a user friendly and simple DVD rip program to get some DVD content into file types such as MP4. I want to play them in VLC. I don't ...
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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 12.04

I am completely new to Linux, due to some problems in my Windows I decided to give Linux a try. I am quite liking it accept for some minor issues. The biggest of them is that I cannot find my DVD ...
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VLC fails to play dvds from external drive

I just bought an external DVD drive for my System76 Galago ultra-pro, running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed libdvdread4 following the instructions here: ...
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Can I play PAL formatted Region 0 DVDs on my PC? [closed]

My mom bought some DVDs from London, England, and I'm concerned that I won't be able to play them due to the PAL format. However, I see that they are "region free" (Region 0), and I am getting some ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Not displaying DVD Content

I am new user for Ubuntu. I have updated my OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to (12.10 and now) 13.04. I have a DVD of movies, which works fine in Windows 7, and I am able play the movies, and can see the ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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How to determine whether a dvd is re-writable or not?

Is there any command or a tool that can tell me if I can rewrite a dvd ??? Because sometimes companies fool you and write on their dvds RW when they are not.
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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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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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HP dv9000 with just a few issues

I have an HP pavillion dv9000 series with 2x64 bit processors, nvidia drivers, but while all of those things are running fine... I could use a little help getting webcam, & cd drive recognized ...
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unable to write files to blank cd/dvd

Every-time I insert a CD/DVD into my Toshiba Satellite series Laptop installed 13.10 (64) i receive this auto start message. Through some surfing i found disabling of ...
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Burn ubuntu 13.10 to a DVD [duplicate]

I've downloaded the Ubuntu.rar file and extracted it. Upon extracting i ended up with a large amount of different files and not a .iso file. Should I burn all the files to a DVD? Will that work? ...
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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 can I know which DVDs will play on my system?

There are plenty of questions where people essentially want to know how to play their DVDs (How can I play encrypted DVD movies?, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, another one). Is there any way to know ...
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where can I download ubuntu 13.04 DVD image (not CD image)

I want to install 64-bit ubuntu 13.04, but cannot find a DVD image. I don't want a CD image, because it will be missing things I want (always happens). But I cannot find such an image, except ...
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How do I install Ubuntu Studio 13.04 from a DVD?

I burned the 32-bit ISO image to a blank DVD. So next, I put the DVD (with all its contents) into the drive and when I open it, there are a bunch of different folders. If I try to open any file in a ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Lenovo T61 laptop

I downloaded the Ubuntu file (Latest stable release) to a blank CD-R but got the error message that there was not enough room on the CD. One file got on the CD i think but more was supposed to be on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how do i access my dvd rom drive on ubuntu?

I understand that you have to mount your dvd rom or cd rom before using it. I also understand that this has to be done in root in Terminal. i know how to get into root. I dont know the code i have to ...
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Samsung AIO soft touch button and SCSI interface driver?

I've been trying to work out how to connect my soft touch button to the SCSI interface for some time, frustration usually has me heading for the hills. Ending up using the basic "eject" command from ...
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Editing AVI Metadata

I know there are questions like this one but I tried other's solutions but they did not work for me. This 'works': ffmpeg -i input.avi -metadata title="Moonshine" -metadata author="Moonshine" ...
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cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint

I have followed every instruction imaginable but still cannot get "certain" (disney is one culprit) dvd's to play on my mint/ubuntu setup - they play perfectly on a windows 7 laptop I have tried vlc ...
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DVD's won't play with 13.10

DVD's used to play with 12.04, but since I upgraded to 13.10 I can't get any type of dvd to read. I have tried Totem and VLC. I have also installed the following: sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Why can't I watch movies? [closed]

I installed VLC player and it still won't play dvds. I'm running 13.10. It acts like its about to play and then it just stops.
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How to rip DVD's in high quality

I am currently backing up (ripping) my dvd collection onto my server harddrive, to allow streaming throughout my house. I am using Acidrip to do the ripping. My problem is that the quality video of ...
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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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Problems reading filesystem of recorded DVD-R

I am experiencing problems when trying to read DVD-Rs or DVD+Rs recorded by different TV DVD Recorders. Usually the problem is that when I try to manually Mount the dvd with the udf option (with auto ...
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ubuntu 13.10 dvd player

Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't seem to recognize my DVD player but when I check status in terminal it comes up with this - *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM ...
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Installation of dual-boot 13.10 on MBP freezes

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Pro (15", Mid-2009, i.e. with dual graphics chips) via bootcamp. I can boot off the disk, select a language, and select "Install Ubuntu". Then a ...
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How can I get a DVD to play? [duplicate]

When I insert a DVD, videos said it cant be played. so i go into the disc and select a VOB file and that does not work.I’ve tried VLC and it still does not work. Please HELP!
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Why will burned video DVDs not mount and why are those DVD's wrongly seen as empty in 13.04?

This happens with all self-made DVD's I have. Created those quite some time ago on Windows XP with Nero. My DVD player autostarts the DVDs. Windows 7 also plays/sees the files on the DVDs Commercial ...
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My DVD player keeps freezing for 1 second when playing a disney DVD - why?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 on an ASUS all in one downloaded from internet, and installed via software centre, libdvdcss2_1.2.13-0_amd64 libdvdcss-dev_1.2.13-0_amd64 libdvdread4_4.2.1-2ubuntu1_amd64 not ...
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How to install Ubuntu from the .iso file on a Windows-7 laptop [duplicate]

I use a Dell Inspiron n5110 laptop. And recently Windows 7 is installed on it. I have downloaded the Ubuntu desktop .iso file. How can I install it to my laptop? I've brought a new DVD. Please can any ...
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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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Where's ubuntu desktop 12.04.1 dvd version? [closed]

Where can I download ubuntu desktop 12.04.1 dvd version? I don't like LTS,I want to download dvd full version.
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How can I watch R.I.P.D. (DVD)? [closed]

I would like to watch R.I.P.D. (a DVD). The DVD is not broken, because I can play it on a friends computer on Windows 7. My DVD player is not broken, as I can play other DVDs (also with double ...
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Keep getting error message on k3b when trying to burn a dvd video of a movie

when im burning a movie i keep getting this error message I then clicked on SHOW DEBBUGING OUTPUT and it showed this message Devices TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H D400 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, ...