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

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Old laptop cannot boot from ubuntu 15.10 dvd

I have ab old nc8000 laptop with 14.04 installed on it. I want to upgrade to 15.10 but the laptop cannot boot from the install dvd. Is there a workaround for this? Thanks :)
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac

Did an install of Lubuntu 12.04 a few days ago, and managed to get libdvdcss2 installed - all good, then I mucked up the installation because I'm a noob, and could no longer install Libdvdcss2. So, ...
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CAN I GET UBUNTU ON A DISK TO LOAD INTo A 32 BIT ARCHITECTURE laptop?

CAN I GET UBUNTU ON A DISK TO LOAD INTo A 32 BIT ARCHITECTURE laptop? System messed up and internet not working. I want to replace windows with unbuntu on older laptop.
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ubuntu 14.04 how to understand if dvd unit is broken?

a pal of mine gave me his pc with ubuntu and a dvd. He said he can't make it play. So i tried installing libdvdcss2 following wiki instructions. When i open the dvd nautilus i get this error. ...
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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 Maker (Where can I find one?)

Okay it appears the only thing that is preventing me from using Ubuntu as my primary (only) OS, is the fact that I cannot burn a movie. I have tried DeVeDe, DVDStyler, Brasero, and K3b is just not ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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burned successfully but coastered dvd media

i am a newbie, I have just burned the dvd+rw with brasero, that completed without an error but after burning the dvd it is not mounting in any OS, let it be ubuntu or windows. here again if i ...
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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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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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Unable to mount UDF volume

when I try to mount a UDF DVD, with the following command: sudo mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /media/dvd I get: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10 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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Upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS Issues

I have a new laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and noted the recent updates available so I have downloaded the image of 14.04 to a DVD disc and go through update manager. This then ask me to insert the ...
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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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Amarok and Dragon Player Won't Play CD's or DVD's

In my Dell Latitude D620 with Ubuntu 15.04 will not play CD's or DVD's with Amarok and Dragon Player, respectively. I am a new user.
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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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an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT-SI_DVDRAM_GH24NS72K2AC8GK5355 [closed]

My DVD writer is not working so that I mount the CD/DVD Drive in mount directory and now I am getting this type of error when my Ubuntu starts an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT- ...
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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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Can not play DVD in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

While inserting a DVD (which plays well in a DVD player) into my laptop, a message appears, requesting me to install gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad. What is this? How can I solve this problem and watch my ...
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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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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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DVD's not automatically recognised Ubuntu 15.10

After installing libdvdcss2 from the VLC website I can now play DVDs in VLC player. I have the removable media setting set to ask what to do, but this never appears. I am setting up an old netbook ...
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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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can I make the dvd more sensitive

Ubuntu is my main operating system. In virtual boxes I run various Windows versions. DVDs are notoriously unreliable. Here is the problem: on certain DVD media the DVD RW will no longer recognize that ...
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Can not get correct sha256sum hash for Kubuntu 15.10 DVD

I have downloaded the .iso file for Kubuntu-15.10.iso from the official site. I successfully verified the correct sha256sum hash of 9e5eb424eabfd9b2d193d8c34eca7b48ad944b90c0de0bdcbb638563c14c4d2b ...
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How to boot from a DVD on a UEFI laptop with Linux [duplicate]

I've bought a Windows 8.1 Lenovo laptop last year. Then on July I upgraded to Windows 10. Yesterday I formated it and re-installed Windows 10, but it isn't activating. So I ran the Ubuntu live DVD and ...
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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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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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How can I get VLC to automatically play DVDs when inserted? Running 13.04

I'm trying to help an elderly disabled person play DVDs as easy as possible - by inserting them! I'm running 13.04. I set Totem as the default app. But a couple DVDs didn't play off the bat -- VLC ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS recognizing but not playing DVD Movie

so I enabled the restricted DVD codecs on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and my DVD reader/writer recognizes the THE_MATRIX dvd, but it does not show any contents as if it were empty. Any suggestions? sudo ...
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I cannot install OR run a live session of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 either with a USB key or DVD

I use Ubuntu Unity but recently wanted to look at other distros such as elementary and gnome. In all cases I could run a live session and/or install. The exception is Ubuntu Gnome. My USB just can't ...
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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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fluendo dvd player installation

I had purchased Fluendo DVD Player via Ubuntu Software Centre. Since, I have lost my hard drive with all the programmes. Is it possible to renew the programme on a new hard drive again or is the only ...
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How to mount a CD/DVD in DOSBOX?

I'm using DOSBox 0.74, which works properly and can successfully mount a "c" drive. However, I don't know how to mount a dvd drive. I'm trying to install Star Control 3 from a disk so that I can ...
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Cannot burn dvd video

I'm trying with K3B [gave up with Brasero] to burn a DVD video (playable on DVD video players) but keep getting the same error that tells me "could not determine size of resulting image file". Here's ...
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Cannot view, use, or open CDs or DVDs in Ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have encountered a rather irritating problem. Whenever I insert a CD or DVD (whether it have data, music, movies, or nothing at all), nothing pops up saying "you ...
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How do I format a DVD-RW?

I have a dvd-RW- / Ubuntu (nautilus and KB3) recognise this DVD as DVD with restricted overwrite. So i cannot reuse that DVD. I had to pass in Windows - make him completely empty there, and ...
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I can't play a DVD using VLC [duplicate]

I can't play "Dr. Strangelove" on VLC... it just comes up on the screen and then does nothing. Pressing play does nothing. using Ubuntu 15.10
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Lenovo 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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Can't read superblock- UDF DVD

I'm having trouble mounting my UDF-formated DVD. It used to work when mounted as a read-only device but suddenly one day the system was unable to mount the DVD. I searched everywhere I could on ...
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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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Live DVD not working

I have an old (incorrectly burned and thus corrupt) Kubuntu Live DVD that will boot perfectly on my Dell Precision 670, however I can't get it to boot anything else I burn. I've tried burning both ...
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How to erase my DVD with cdrecord? [duplicate]

milenko@milenko-X58-USB3:~$ wodim --devices wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0 dev='/dev/sg1' rwrw-- : ...
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Ripping Wii games in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I want a straightforward way to rip my Wii games and store them as .iso files on my computer. I am not knowledgeable with DD, as I mostly use the graphical interface to save time and sanity. Is there ...
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What can I use to transcode MKV to MKV with good automatic compression?

I have a large DVD collection which I wish to convert to MKV with h264 and audio passthrough (unless there's something much better that the untranscoded AC3 or DTS) with subtitles. So far I have ...
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Apt-get/Terminal can't detect CD in drive when trying to install

I can't find anything online that is relevant to my issue! I've checked around the answers here, and have referenced google and other ubuntu help sites, and can't find this specific problem or ...
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Can Ubuntu read/write to CD-RWs and DVD-RWs?

The questions asks all. I searched everywhere but found nothing related to the specific topic. I don't have problems creating a rewritable disk (assuming I already have a disk formatted as such). ...
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unable to eject inappropriate ioctl for device ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a new (about 3 months old) HP laptop. It was working fine with CDs/ DVDs in read mode. However I tried to burn DVDs. It burned three DVDs but always gave error while ...
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Boot hangs when DVD reader is closed — mount issue? [15.04]

I am having some non-critical but annoying issues on boot with my 15.04 system. In practice, after around 3-4 seconds the boot freezes reporting the following message: New mount options do not ...