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

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Can't find my DVD drive in Ubuntu 16.04

I guess you could say that I'm a slightly educated noob (I know, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing). My drive worked fine in Mint 17.3, but I am now running Lubuntu 16.04 and my DVD drive has ...
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Copying DVD's to my HDD [duplicate]

Now here's what I want to do - I have a lot of Movie DVD's and Bluerays. I want to copy some of them to my HDD. In Windows I know how to do this, but not in Ubuntu. With Windows u use a DvD Ripper,...
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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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I can't burn the ubuntu iso image

Here it is the k3b log saved: Devices ----------------------- PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-K16RA 1.16 (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R ...
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Ubuntu cannot play Chinese DVD

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with all restricteds, addons, libs, etc installed and regionset China. I can play most DVDs from various sources and regions. But I cannot play any DVD that has been burned in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD drive won't work

I just got a new DVD drive that I know works because it live boots another distribution. When I put a dvd into the drive it repeatedly tries and fails to spin up, and Ubuntu doesn't recognize that ...
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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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Installation trouble while trying to boot from DVD

I'm trying to replace Windows Vista on a Toshiba laptop (32-bit), with Ubuntu, I have done this multiple times with other machines, but this one is not responding to the DVD I created (changed the ...
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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 to open UDF Volume

I have a DVD which I can open in Windows, but in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation I cannot any more. I receive this error: Unable to mount UDF Volume Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is ...
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Unable to watch a DVD on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not able to read any of my dvds I know this question has already been asked but never found a question that gived an answer. I already tried how-can-i-play-encrypted-dvd-movies I did sudo lshw -...
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K3b won't burn data DVD flushing cache?

I am trying to burn mp3 data files onto a DVD using K3B on Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit, which I have done many times. This time it fails to burn, with a message about 'flushing the cache' which I have never ...
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Unable to burn blank dvd

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 I am using k3b as my default dvd burner When I insert any blank dvd I get the following error: unable to mount DVD-R Disc location is already mounted I tried with DVD which ...
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How to disable the authentication prompt from DVD mount and eject (16.04)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. There is a prompt for authentication to mount or eject a DVD that is inserted. Originally the user was a normal user. I used System Settings to set the user ...
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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 16.04 LTS not recognising external DVD drive

since upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, I've been having trouble loading DVDs onto my machine from my external disc drive (the drive is a Lite-On eTAU108 manufactured back in May of 2010 if ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 16.04 without dvd / usb

I just got Acer E 15, and I want to use only Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I have used "rufus" on my primary laptop (win7) to burn Ubuntu installation iso on usb. I reordered the boot priority to boot from ...
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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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Video player skips on Ubuntu 12.04

If I use the seek button when playing videos in the default video player, it continues to play, but the screen gets stuck on the same place and after a long time (10 min), it will go some other place ...
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Error mounting system-managed device

I used to work with windows 8.1 on my notebook. After a few problems, I decided to remove it and install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. So far, so good. But now I cannot mount a file cdrom (documents,mp3...) . ...
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Error 8000 - Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with bootable DVD

Is there an ISO file with less than 700 MB? I cannot put the ISO file 'ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386' with 707 MB on CD having only 700 MB. I tried to make a bootable DVD but when booting PC says: ...
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How can I play encrypted DVD movies?

My machine can't play encrypted DVDs on a fresh install. How do I add this capability? Another useful bit of information would be what programs are best for playing DVDs, once I'm able to do so. ...
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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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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 isn't playing dvd

Same DVD is playing in windows, but ubunut(16.04) isn't displaying any media. /media/ directory is empty. It contains video only. i had tried these commands but it didn't work. sudo apt-get install ...
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Unable to play commercial DVD in Lenovo E555 with Ubuntu 16.04

I have installed both vlc and libdvd-pkg on my Lenovo E555 ThinkPad. I have also run the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg In Ubuntu 15.10 that seemed to work for playing encrypted DVD's, ...
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Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras

I still can't seem to play movie DVDs on my Ubuntu 11.10 even after installing restricted extras and after trying this This[a] is the error message that I get with movie player. VLC doesn't play the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + DVD = Crash

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried playing a DVD on VLC (which worked perfectly fine with Ubuntu 14.04). After about a minute, the video stops, while the sound continues. If I'...
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DVD drive keeps ejecting

my dvd-drive keeps ejecting. Laptop: Lenovo T420 OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) Additional info: $ dmesg | tail [ 3638.453355] Buffer I/O error on dev sr0, logical block 91410, async page read [ 3638....
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“VLC could not read the file” error when trying to play DVDs

I can watch most DVD's on my machine using VLC but today, I went to watch Thor, and it won't play. libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are at the latest versions. vlc -v returns 1.1.4 w32codecs are ...
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Fast way to burn DVD-R (UDF)?

We could create ISO-9660 DVDs by piping mkisofs into cdrecord. For UDF, the procedure seems to be convoluted and slow. It creates a temporary blank 4GB file, then writes data into it, and only then ...
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Cannot Play DVD - Unknown filesystem?

I have a DVD that was created on a some DVD recorder/player box. I am trying to grab the files off of it so I can do video editing of the footage. My problem is I cannot read the DVD. It is detected ...
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How to add Codexes for Ubuntu VLC player

I bought myself DVD's, but they wouldn't run in Ubuntu VLC. These DVD's run just fine in VLC for Windows or any DVD Player. These DVD's were burned in Countrycode 0, in other words open for any ...
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Problem with opening cd tray

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400. I have had a problem with my cd tray for two years. Today I pressed the button on the cd tray, and inserted a cd into the cd tray, and then I opened and ...
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how to cp a cd/dvd as an image file?

How can I copy the content of a cd or dvd as an image file (such as an iso file0, which can be mounted as a virtual cd or dvd? Prefer command line solutions, and also interested to know gui solution. ...
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My computer isn't recognizing/mounting CDs and DVDs

With sudo lshw -C disk I get *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM writer product: DVDRAM GU71N vendor: HL-DT-ST physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0 logical ...
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libdvdcss2 depackaging error (12.04 precise)

I previously asked a question regarding DVD playback and after much back and forth with David Foerster, he was able to narrow down the problem. With that in mind, I am now asking for further help! ...
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libdvdcss2 install-cs.sh not completing on PowerPC Mac (or other achitectures besides x86)

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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DVD playback not working on 13.10

I could watch DVD's in 13.04 but now that I have upgraded to 13.10 DVDs don't seem to be playable. In Totem video player I get: An error occurred The movie could not be read. I seem to remember a /...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 unable to read DVDRW

This morning I opened this question here, and it was brought to my attention I was using an oldversion of MATE. I have upgraded to 16.04. Now, when I try to play the dvd, it spins up the disk, tries ...
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problem installing ubuntu from LiveDVD: “Could not find a medium with live file system”

I've been trying for the past 3 days and am infuriated at all those failures. This makes 8 DVDs I've burned using a variety of methods, including those from the official Ubuntu page and nothing works. ...
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How do I create an ISO (or similar) DVD of an Ubuntu setup on VirtualBox

I need to create a DVD of a working Ubuntu, 14.04 LTS, with several software additions. I have "installed" the Ubuntu ISO on VirtualBox, updated everything, as well as added additional software items. ...
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Cannot play contents of external DVD drive on ARM-based computer

Pretty much a complete newbie to Ubuntu here, so bear with me! My wife recently bought a netbook which came with Ubuntu 12.04. She only ever uses her computer for watching videos either online or on ...
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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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What files shown on Burned ISO Disk

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto a Gateway 7310X computer. It does not want to seem to boot from the DVD Drive. Curious though, if I put the Gateway Windows system recovery disk in the drive, ...
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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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Latest Version of Ubuntu Desktop burned to DVD won't start through Windows 10?

I would like to begin programming so I just got a brand new 1TB hard drive to install Ubuntu onto and downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS disc image which I then burned onto a DVD-R disc. I read on the ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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How to reverse these settings?

I followed the first answer give by user "dginsd" from here Discs in DVD Drive not being read because I couldnt mount a game I had on a DVD disk and thought that ubuntu wasnt seeing my DVDrom drive ...