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

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Playing DVD's Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

I can play DVD's in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, but only once. If I want to play another DVD, I have to restart my system. What am I doing wrong?
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DVD can't be played or copied from samba share

I'm trying to make a raspberry pi that can share a DVD via samba. I can see the video_ts folder, I just don't have permission to play the content, or download to the client computer. I'm running ...
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Blu-ray and DVD playback video looks like a negative image

I have installed all codecs and libraries i know of however, .mp4 and DVD playback works but the picture is off. my reputation isn't high enough to post a picture but i have a screenshot if anyone ...
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changing from xubuntu to windows 7 through mounted file

My win 8 Acer crashed a few days ago and I have since installed Xubuntu over it. I intend to install windows 7, as windows 8 just doesn't work and I know linux isn't the best for video games. I don't ...
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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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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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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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DVD not playing properly

What do I need to install in order to play a DVD with Ubuntu? I've just recently installed Ubuntu and have tried playing the DVD. It won't play - the only thing that shows is DVD was unable to play ...
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What's the best way to burn a video file to a DVD?

I have a few high quality video files in a number of formats. I'd like to burn them so I can watch them on my DVD player. I'd like a program similar to Nero, which can transcode the files and burn ...
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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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Installation issues onto a wiped laptop

I am trying to install the newest version of ubuntu on a toshiba satellite laptop that my friend accidentally wiped. When I insert the usb flash drive and boot the computer it says "no bootable device ...
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Regionset fails even there is a readable disc inserted

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 and tried to enable playing of encrypted DVD's, I made sure libdvdread4is installed and got myself regionset via apt. When I try running it ...
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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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parole player gives Gstreamer error when CD/DVD played in XUBUNTU

No matter which DVD or CD I try to play using parole player in Xubuntu. I get the following error for CD's :Could not handle CDDA URI:GStreamer backend error : And the following for DVD's: Could not ...
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After installing ubuntu 14.04 can't boot any OS neither from USB and DVD

Recently i installed ubuntu 14.04 without any partiotion and i decided going back on windows 8.1 ,but when i try to boot windows from USB or DVD ,it automaticly boots to ubuntu. I've tried any ...
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Trouble finding how to identify my dvd drive to mount it

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. From what I can see maybe I don't actually have to mount the dvd drive, though for certain I have to keep telling VLC the dvd isn't where it thinks it is. I guess my ...
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Installation inside Windows 7 fails [duplicate]

As with many others, it appears, I'm running into a fatal problem with installing Ubuntu from DVD alongside Windows 7 - black screen, disk eject, no messages, no noises, no smoke coming out of the ...
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Cannot select content on dvd in Acidrip

I am using Acidrip 0. 14 and Lubuntu 14. 04. Typed in '/dev/sr0' in the video source path field and at the bottom left corner it says 'DVD read ok' but nothing shows up in the large window under the ...
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DVD/CD drive not showing

I am very very new to Ubuntu - running 14.04 on an Acer Aspire - I need to copy something to a dvd but I can't locate the drive at all. I need clear instructions on how to do this please, I know ...
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Is there a way to install urban terror directly from cd(Internet Access is Expensive)

I would like to burn urban terror to a CD and install it from there but it is only installable using the online method. Thing is how do I install it or uninstall it each time I want and what if i have ...
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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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DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD

I have a nagging problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and playing of DVD's. After installing 14.04 I came to the conclusion that I can not play any DVD's on Ubuntu 14.04. DVD's cannot even be opened as they ...
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copy dvd to iso: brasero and k3b reports success but fails

I started brasero and chose to copy the dvd to image file. Brasero reported success. Playing file in VLC, working flawlessly until unexpected exit at approx. 1 hour 28 mins 20 sec. No error message. ...
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Issue installing Ubuntu 14.10 over 6 on older HP Pavilion tower

I have an hp pavilion desktop. got a CD/book from the library and was able to install Ubuntu 6. I deleted the Windows XP intentionally (tried the 6.0 demo and liked) and then upgrade through each ...
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Would like to sample 14.04 before committing to it [duplicate]

Would like to sample Ubuntu 14.04 before committing to it. Presently running Ubuntu 12.04. Have burned a DVD with Ubuntu 14.04. How can I run from this DVD?
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Can't load Ubuntu from DVD or USB

I would like to re-install Ubuntu onto my computer, but when I restart it and hit F9 and/or F12 and it won't load from the DVD or USB.
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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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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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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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Diagnostics for intermittent trouble accessing Data DVDs and CD-Roms

A few months ago I migrated my two PCs from Windows to Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on one machine which I call U, and Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on the other, XU. For months I have been able to create Data ...
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Dell Latitude D520 won't detect hot-plugged optical drive

I recently purchased a Dell Latitude D520 and installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bit as dual-boot with Windows 7 Pro. The optical drive works fine if I start the machine with the drive connected, but if I ...
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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 to transfer a DVD to my hard drive

I have several DVD I want to transfer to my Hard drive. I want to have the DVD menu and such. Not only the movie. I was sure that ripping the movie will do the trick but it didn't work. What can I do ...
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Installing Sims 2 Ultimate Collection without using a CD/DVD [closed]

I have Origin installed through PlayOnLinux I managed to get it working, after it was stable I decided to install my Sims 2 ultimate collection that I got for free using the I-LOVE-THE-SIMS Code, back ...
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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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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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growisofs with file of specific extensions

Could any guru help me construct a command line that would let me add just (say) *.jpg files to a growisofs command. It will need to recurse the folder structure and only add those .jpg files to the ...
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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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Unable to play CD/DVD on kubuntu 14.10

I am a new user to kubuntu 14.10 64bit and unfortunately I am not able to play any DVD or any CD. At the beginning it seemed all works fine. sudo lshw -C disk *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM ...
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libdvdread: Can't seek to block

I am trying to read a DVD. libdvdcss is installed. VLC plays the DVD fine for about 20 minutes before stopping suddenly. Totem, AcidRip, DVD::RIP all fail. I think that lsdvd sums up the problem: $ ...
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How to diagnose problems with a DVD drive?

I'm having trouble playing DVDs. I've installed all the libraries and whatnot (ubuntu-restricted-extras, libdvdcss2, libdvdread4, etc.). I was getting a lot of I/O errors on my DVD drive at startup ...
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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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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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Linux/Ubuntu native (not Wine) alternative to DVD-Shrink, that can compress a DVD image to a smaller size to fit on a writeable DVD?

An alternative to DVDShrink would be a program able to shrink a DVD movie to a smaller dimension that would fit a standard 4.7 dvd while optionally keeping the dvd-movies structure, menus etc. (that ...
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Speed of CD/DVD unit in ubuntu 12.04

I have intalled Ubuntu 12.04 on my Acer laptop and the problem with the unit of CD/DVD is that it do not reduce the speed of reproduction. In other vertions of Ubuntu this probles was solved with ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation DVD cannot detect Win7, but the USB stick can

The same Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO image is burned into a DVD disc and a USB stick. The hard disk is of 1T bytes. Win7 occupies the first 600G of the disk, and I'd like to install Ubuntu on the rest 400G. It ...
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DVD burners can't find a device (14.10)

Please be gentle! I am trying to create data disk archives on DVD. I have used XFburn, K3B, Brasero (junk) and Nautilus. In every case but one none of the utilities can locate a burning device. ...
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advanced boot options ubuntu 14.04 dvd

I have been trying to access the advanced menu when booting from a ubuntu 14.04.1 32 bit dvd. I have tried f6, f12, all the f's actually, and I cant stop it from loading the graphical menu where you ...
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How to make a bootable ISO from a bootable DVD using the command line?

I need to create an image to be able to mount the install DVD inside virtualbox in order to boot and install Windows. Important: I need to do it using the command line. I tried with genisoimage as ...