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

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DVD drive doesn't work properly in Ubuntu

I ran System Testing app on my system and it didn't seem to work properly and stopped or crashed 2 or 3 times during tests and the last time during the Optical Drive test it took so long and the test ...
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Burning DVD is taking too long

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I used to burn my DVDs with Brasero Disc burner without any problem until a month ago. But recently the process is taking too long than normal. The process proceeds as ...
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DVD not recognized when Trying to create data project with K3b or Brasero

My DVD is not recognized for project to burn. Please advise.
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How do I burn a DVD with more than 3.8 GB data?

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.8.3 and wodim / genisoimage 1.1.11, but the problem is on Ubuntu (with Brasero) and occurred in Oneiric as well. Whenever I try to burn more than 3.8GB (approaching the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Can't burn cd's with Brasero, it doesn't see the cd

I was trying to burn an audio CD in Brasero in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit all it would do is let me burn an image file to the hard drive. It would report of having problems with detecting the CD I inserted. ...
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DVD cannot be read without errors by Xubuntu

I am trying to rip a dvd under xubuntu 14.04 using either VLC or Handbrake. Both give read error messages. Trying to copy to the HDD gives the same error. When I plug the USB DVD drive into my ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.0 doesn't read USB external DVD player

I am trying to play a CD and I plugged an external CD player but UBUNTU doesn't see it. The cd spins and somewhere I found that it is dev/sr1 but I am unsure on how to make it mount the external disc ...
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VLC Media Player Playback Problems

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my PC and I'm just having some small issues. For one, VLC is choppy, both at playing DVDs and playing MP4 videos that are 480p. Not sure on how to fix ...
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installations errno 5 input output

Im trying to install ubuntu 14.4.4 LTS on my pc, so there is no windows and/or OSX installed. I got a new cd/dvd reader/burner, a new ssd. I downloaded the iso for ubuntu and burned it to a dvd drive ...
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Some DVD videos will not mount and play with VLC or any other video player

On my ASUS (64 bit) running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have the libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 installed and I can play some video DVD's with VLC but this particular dvd won't mount (which is the type that can't ...
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Autorun dvd or cd in version 14.04

How do I make a cd or dvd autorun when I insert it? I am using version 14.04. At the moment a folder box with all the individual files opens.
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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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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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DVD doesnt Autoplay!

I just a bought an educational DVD but it doesn't autoplay rather opens up the DVD files maybe because of the autorun.exe which cannot run in ubuntu. How do I play the DVD and watch the videos in ...
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movie dvd is not recognizing on ubuntu 14.04

some of the movie DVD aren't detecting even dvd icon is missing from desktop same time some dvd works fine . what should i do to overcome this?? thanks in advance
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DVD out of sync with sound

When I play a dvd or watch a short clip on youtube, instead of the video playing continuously it moves only one frame at a time. The sound is ok. I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 and 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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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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Advent 7105 (Sempron 3000) machine won't boot 15.10 from DVD

I have an old laptop which doesn't have boot from USB option. I can install 14.04 LTS from DVD. Burning 15.10 onto DVD always fails as, the machine turns off when I try to install. I know the burn ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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New laptop (15.10) won't copy region 2 DVDs

I have a new ASUS laptop on which I successfully installed Ubuntu 15.10. I also have a very old cast-off laptop running 14.04LTS. If I insert a region 2 DVD into the old machine, then it recognises it ...
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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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How to detect insertion of DVD disc?

In particular, how to catch it for the purposes of automounting the DVD filesystem? Update in response to Oli's answer: udev seems to be able to detect the insertion of DVD, as demonstrated by ...
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How do I encrypt individual folders and files in an autonomous manner? [duplicate]

I want to encrypt individual files and folders to backup them on DVD. So far, I only made password-protected .zip files, but I doubt that the security is very strong and I presume they are easy to ...
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Always mount DVD as /media/MEI_UDF

I have several DVD_ROMs which I use for backup and archival purposes and I think they were all formatted with the same command. I have not had to add anything to /etc/fstab for them to be recognized: ...
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How To download an ubuntu-iso-image and burn it on dvd with an iMac?

I trying to download and burn a DVD with my imac or transfer iso file to my macbook pro. Can I burn Downloaded iso image on imac ? I don't know how to burn DVD on imac. Please guide me with steps. ...
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Kubuntu 14.04, K3B, burning group is missing / there's no burning group

I tried to burn a DVD with K3B (a data project) but have some problems. K3B does not detect an empty DVD. I burned a DVD using K3B like 3 days ago, and I did it with success. I don't know what ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 not detecting external blu-ray drive

Running Ubuntu 15.10 and its not detecting my Samsung SE-506BB external blu-ray drive. Do i have to mount it in any way?
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How do I stop VLC from exiting out of DVD menu?

I use ubuntu 14.04. And I do have the three codecs installed. libdvdcss libdvdread4 and libdvdnav4 and I have done sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh. I am able to get to the DVD menus but ...
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File explorer has 'video DVD' bar at the top

When I open the file explorer and go into one of my NTFS partitions, I have a bar there at the top that says 'Video DVD' and at the end of the bar is a button called video that opens up VLC and tries ...
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How to install a distro from DVD?

I know this maybe dumb, but I forgot how to do that in Ubuntu. I wanted to try Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 and I burned DVD but when I saw that grub doesn't see my DVD so how to install it? Maybe I missed ...
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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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CD/DVD drive disappeared 14.04LTS

I had been using the CD/DVD drive on my computer just fine for years. Then just out of the blue, for some reason when I insert a dvd nothing is recognized. I have updated, restarted, searched for the ...
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DVD not accesible/readable on Ubuntu 15.10

Inserting a video DVD in my Laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 it is not mounted like usually when I insert a data DVD or also another video DVDs :( So I think maybe it is somehow protected? It is possible to ...
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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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Dvd-Rom is missing how can i bring it back?

I am new at ubuntu i clicked the button in the pic now dvd rom is missing how can i bring it back? button
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Convert DVD to MKV (et al) without transcoding/recompression

Like a lot of people, I have a lot of DVDs. But we also have a stupid amount of disk space and a media centre (Boxee) so the DVDs are getting less and less use. It would be nice to convert our DVDs ...
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Burning CD or DVD always fails at 100%. Error 15. Input output error

I am using an external drive over USB. Burning Data-DVD/CD or burning an ISO-file on a DVD/CD is in process untill 100%. Then the tray is opened. The dialogue says, that the tray could not be ...
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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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Recovering Files from a Corrupt CD/DVD

I have certain old CD/DVD's which are not in good condition. I want to recover from them anything that can be recovered. in windows you had software like Isobuster and Cd Recovery which will let me do ...
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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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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 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 ...