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

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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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K3b and Brasero won't burn DVDs [on hold]

I just got a Problem with the burning Programs Brasero and K3b. I am using Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to burn a single Video File to a DVD. When I tried Brasero it just ejected the DVD before even the ...
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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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simple reason for viewing [closed]

In general, it is easy to view DVD movie on VLC Media Player. Follow the steps may be help you a lot: Lunch the VLC Media Player and go to the view option to select full screen or press F11 to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dvd and Cd no Read [on hold]

No one can help her problems saha failed to use Brasero burning in ubuntu 14.4 and problem now each inserted CD or DVD can not be read , can halp me ?
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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 ...
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Encrypted DVDs Do Not Autoplay

I have installed Ubuntu Mate 15.04. When I insert an audio CD or a non-commercial DVD into the drive a window will appear asking me what I want to do. I know how to change the settings to cause the ...
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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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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 rip a dvd that is CSS protected

My question is this: I have used both dd and Brasero to rip commercial CSS protected dvds in the past. I know the packages required, and about libdvdcss2, and how all that works. Does libdvdcss2 ...
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Live DVD and status DRDY

I am trying to install Linux on my pc as dualboot. On this PC, I am using windows since 2 years. After booting with a live DVD of Kubuntu 15.04 (I also tried it afterwards with an USB-Stick and Linux ...
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How do I create a bootable multiple OS DVD in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have downloaded a set of linux operating systems that include Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17, Fedora 21, ArchLinux and Bodhi linux. In totla, all sum up to a size of 4.4 gigabytes. Now what I want to ...
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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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Cannot download Ubuntu to a USB drive. Only option available is to burn to a DVD, which I do not have

After downloading Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, when I click on the program, a window opens which asks me to burn to a disk. Even though I have a USB drive attached (and which is recognized by my computer) it ...
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How to create an .iso image from a windows dvd that i can then put on a flash-drive [duplicate]

Here is what I have: a Windows 7 AIO DVD that is already bootable no CD rom a flash drive empty DVDs I only get computers with cd-roms a few times a week. Here is what I want to do: make a ...
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Created a Bootable Cd and It is now Read Only and cant format it

Hello i have created a bootable cd from a DVD + RW Maxell 4.7Gb and it wont let me delete, modify, blank, or burn over it and create a different ubuntu bootable cd and i am trying to do all of this ...
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DVD writer isn't detected on 14.04

I was ready to put Opensuse.iso in my empty dvd when i went to files and check if it detected the device. it didnt. I went to Disks and it said it had no media. How can I make my DVD appear on the ...
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Using and installing from DVDs

I downloaded the newest Ubuntu iso-file and burned it on a DVD as described here: How to Burn an ISO. In my bios I changed the boot order with CD/DVD on the first place. Afterwards, my machine made ...
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Unable to rip DVD using HandBrake or OGMRip

I just got my kids some new DVDs, but I am trying to rip them and back them up, since I know they are rough with their discs, and I want to have backups in case the discs become scratched. However, I ...
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Can't get DVDs to play

I know this has been asked before, but I haven't seen an answer. I'm unable to get my DVDs to play in 14.04. They played perfectly well before I upgraded from 12.04. I have all the extras installed, ...
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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] ...