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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT-SI_DVDRAM_GH24NS72K2AC8GK5355

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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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: ...
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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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desktop 15.04 crashes install

I just downloaded ubuntu-15.04-desktop-amd64.iso, burned it on DVD - and it crashes immediately after restart-install (NPE RIP @ fb_release+0x26/0x60!
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When trying to open a DVD Volume I get location could not be displayed

The popup error message says: you do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "VIDEO_TS". I can however, access the DVD video_ts folder from a windows 8.1 OS. My Laptop is an ...
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Busybox initrmf disk by UUID not found ubuntu 14.04

I am aware there are few more questions about this problem, but this is slightly different. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on a dual boot Samsung laptop. This setup has been working ...
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Problem with dvd

I have edubuntu 14.04 LTS Operating System. While put a DVD ( contains music, photos, files etc ) in the DVD drive , then the DVD cannot open automatically. But other types of DVD runs good. Also ...
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Problems with installing ubuntu 15 from a dvd

I tried and I got this: Any help someone can give me will be greatly appreciated. For anyones information, I also tried to install from a usb using unetbootin, AND lili. Both gave me the same ...
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Can't play DVDs or Blurays

Just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14.04 and although I can't open any videos on my ASUS SBC-06DX2-U external bluray combo drive. I have both USB provided plugged in and I can see on the left hand ...
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DVD Will not mount blanks

I'm having no success mounting blank DVDs to burn. When I run the disks utility it tells me that the DVD Drive is read-only. If anyone knows why this happens other than no file system to read. ...
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My PC doesn't detect CDs/DVDs

I have long back, when using Windows, deleted the CD ROM driver. Was that a bad thing? Now my only and primary OS is Ubuntu. How can I run CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu? Please help.
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dvd-cd rom doesn't work ubuntu 14.04 lts

$ cd-drive cd-drive version 0.83 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu Copyright (c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 R. Bernstein This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; ...
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Lenova 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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Dual Boot Without USB or DVD with Windows 8.1

Hi wonderful people of the Ubuntu community. I'm aware that this may be a duplicate but I can't seem to find an answers when other people have asked similar questions to me. I have Windows 8.1 and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 can't identify my dvd/cdrom drive as cd+rw only as cd+r drive

I can't remember for sure but I think after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, ubuntu can't recognize my dvd/cdrom drive as writing(burning) drive but only as a reading drive, I have tried to burn cd ...
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VLC breaks while playing DVD iso

I have a dvd iso of a movie I ripped using dd into my machine prior throwing away my DVD player. At a certain spot, vlc breaks. Looking at the debug messages (tools->messages->verbosity=2) I read that ...
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DVD Write from GUI

I've been exploring Linux since Win 8 came out and have settled on Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 with the Gnome desktop and like it. The laptop is a Dell. The laptop it is installed on has a ...
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Is there a reason most DVD Ripping software has been removed from 14.10 and up?

Can someone explain to me why did OGMRip, Acidrip, Mencoder and probably some other DVD Ripping software has gone missing from Multiverse? Has it been banned? Because dvd::rip is still there and so ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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why doesn't VLC play a full DVD?

I've been using Ubuntu for a few months now and this is the first time I want to watch a movie with this software, but I've been having a lot of problems with it. I have installed all of the helps for ...