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

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Ubuntu does not recognise DVD-R and DVD+R

Someone gave me some DVDs where he burnt some videos on them by himself. My Ubuntu installation does them not recognize at all. "Normal" commercial DVDs I am able to play. I have no real clue where ...
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Are micro/ultra DVD drives (i.e. those without drawers) supported?

I have a system with a Matsushita/Panasonic optical drive with no drawer i.e. it should detect when a disk is inserted and ingests it automatically. During boot, I can sucessfully insert a disk, ...
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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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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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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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Puzzled about DVD playback problems

I recently moved house and have no broadband, so joined a DVD rental place and find myself using my DVD player for the first time in a long time. The DVD I rented seemed to be working alright, but was ...
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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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Rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line

Like the title says, I would like to rip a DVD title with IFO and BUP files from the command line. I have tried several programs with varying results. Using dvdbackup: dvdbackup -i imagefile.img -...
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Won't read or play CD/DVD?

I have an emachine W3105. AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8 GHz processor 512 MB RAM 100 GB hard drive DVD±RW DL drive I replace windows XP OS with Ubuntu 12.04 and it won't detect the DVD±RW DL drive. I ran ...
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k9copy & acidrip do not see DVD but VLC plays it just fine

Bought "Up in the Air". Like to make backup copies to take w/ me when I travel. VLC plays the dvd perfectly. I run either k9copy or acidrip and neither one 'sees' the movie in sr0. I've had this ...
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Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD?

Where is the ubuntu magazine pdf located on the DVD that is distributed with the magazine??
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't mount Samsung SE-218BB

I can't seem to mount the drive even though Samsung advertises it as being Linux compatible when switching it over to AV mode (by ejecting the tray and holding the eject button until the LED comes on) ...
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Can't mount data DVD using 12.04

I cannot mount a data DVD using Ubuntu 12.04. I can read the DVD using a different OS, so the DVD is not the problem. I can read other CDs using Ubuntu. The error I get is: $ sudo mount /dev/dvd /...
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DVD RW+ Not showing up

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 and my built in DVD Drive is not opening any cd/dvd/dvd rw that am trying to play on them. the drive seems to be mounted and recongnized: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not displaying DVD drive

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After installing it and seeing that most of the stuff runs like I'm used to on Windows, but then there are some things that keep arising and I have to solve, so ...
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Ubuntu wont read DVD discs

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My CD's are being read but my DVD's are not. I have a DVD with a bootable image and even that wont boot on startup. is it because of Ubuntu or is it a problem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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After Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10 can no longer access video files on CD/DVD

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 and can now no longer play non-audio CD/DVDs. Any clues on how to get this access back? I can access discs some with VLC Media Player but not all. In some ...
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Why some commercial DVD do not mount?

I have installed all the required add ons -such as restricted extras, to play commercial DVDs on my Ubuntu machine, but some of them are not mounted on Ubuntu and thus unable to play. It seems that ...
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“How to burn a DVD on OS X” but DVD does not boot

I followed all the steps about hot to burn a DVD on OS X as in http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx but.. (after using the file ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso ) even that I ...
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Can' t mount CD or DVD

I' m trying to burn a simple mp3 data CD but I can' t get k3b/brasero/xfburn to work. Basically K3b says 'Please insert an empty or appendable medium', like if there wasn' t a CD in the DVD recorder. ...
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External DVD writer, strange behavior

I have an issue with my external dvd writer (Samsung SE208GB). When I insert an audio CD in it, it seems that the system recognizes the cd, it creates a "Audio CD" un the launcher, waits a few seconds ...
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Sylvanie DVD/Tablet combo Ubuntu Kernel 3.0.36+

I have a Sylvania Tablet with integrated portable DVD player. The volume when playing a DVD is very low and can't be heard if there's any background noise in the room. Any ideas on how I can change ...
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ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my dvd r/w lightscribe drive

I am running an HP Pavilion dv6700 with ubuntu 14.04 installed. I am new to Linux OS. I have typed in the command at the prompt "sudo lshw -C disk" and all that shows up is the harddrive. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 LTS dvd problems

My dvds will not play. I did "sudo apt-get install libdvdread4" and still nothing. What else can I do?
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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. OK, I've figured this part out. I have to click on File>Eject in ...
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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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System doesn't see my dvd drive as a recorder

Ever since upgrading to 14.04 (I believe - I didn't try to burn anything for a while), my system has not been able to burn CD/DVD. It's seen as "Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH (KAA2)" mounted as /dev/sr0 (...
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Burning a multisession Data DVD from the command line for standalone player

I would like to burn multi-session Data to DVD+R. I am using growisofs for that. Previously it was working good, after one month it is giving a new error. first session : bhaskar@linux:~/DVD$ ...
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How can I get /dev/dvd to exist after a reboot

In Ubuntu 14.04, /dev/dvd does not exist. If I symlink it like this: sudo ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/dvd Things that are looking for /dev/dvd (like apparently the default Movies app) will see it and run ...
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After upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 automount cd/dvd not working with error

I had Ubuntu 12.04 386 for years in my virtualbox working fine. Yesterday I did the upgrade to 14.04. Everything is working fine except now the automount of CD/DVD is not working, ending up with this ...
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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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Unable to play dvd's in Ubuntu 14.04

This appears to be quite a common problem, but I cannot get DVD's to play on Trusty Tahr. I have VLC, and per the online forums I installed the following libdvdread4 libdvdcss ubuntu restricted ...
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Dvd-rom drive on my Thinkpad T41- is really really loud is there a way to fix this or should I get a new one?

After looking online I found that people have had the same problem and it can be fixed through going into the windows power management settings (though I couldn't really find what to do when I'm there....
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DVD / CR drive not found after 14.04 install

My DVD/CD drive (LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support) which worked on Windows, does not play or read anything once Ubuntu 14.04 was installed. I see it in the BIOS, shows an ...
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how to get ubuntu to load via DVD onto pc on xp

Downloaded the 32bit Desktop 14.04 version using a Windows 7 laptop. I have checked the download using winMD5SUM - ok- and burned a DVD using Deepburner. After several tries at booting the pc in ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air Superdrive to work? on Ubuntu 13.10

So ive used this sg_raw /dev/sr0 ea 00 00 00 00 00 01 It wakes my Drive up but I can't play DVD with it on VLC or "Videos" VLC gives no error (Here is my Terminal log from VLC https://ghostbin.com/...
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How do I boot a USB-CD/DVD Drive from the GRUB?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and want to install Windows 7 alongside it, but the BIOS is locked down and as such won't boot of a USB-DVD Drive with the Windows 7 Boot CD in it plugged in. The ...
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Why's Clonezilla not able to complete the backup of my HDD (ext4)

I have a single HDD with one single partition. What I need is to make an entire backup image of it and burn it to a DVD so that, in case of a messup, I can restore the entire HDD, as it was before. ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu off a DVD?

I've burnt the Ubuntu 12.10 image onto a DVD and I'm not sure what to do next. How do I boot off of it and can I go back to Windows 7 when I'm done with Ubuntu? I used this as my tutorial: http://www....
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Trouble with booting from DVD on a Mac

So I just downloaded the latest edition of Ubuntu 32 bit onto a blank DVD. I went through the whole disk terminal and set it up the way the website showed. However when I inserted the disk it said it ...
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Some DVDs not being recognized

I installed ubuntu on an older PC for the purpose of watching movies. I installed as many codecs as I could find but I still cannot play some movies. The movie I am currently having trouble with is a ...
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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 ...