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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
66 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
152 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
182 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
944 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
136 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

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??
2
votes
0answers
385 views

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) ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
657 views

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: ...
2
votes
0answers
992 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

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- ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
879 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
194 views

DVD on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS not found

When I put a DVD into my computer's drive it cannot be found or played by Fluendo Player. What do I have to do to see DVD Movies on my new Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks for your quick answers! Frank
1
vote
0answers
103 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Unable to install on Toshiba P25-S507 laptop

Trying to get Ubuntu to install on an old Toshiba P25-S507 Laptop but not having any luck at all, tried from DVD downloaded online, tried from usb stick, tried using cd boot helper which gives me an ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

BIOS lets to boot only once from a DVD

Have made an ubuntu 12.04.3 installation DVD. I started booting OK but then hanged. I re-loaded, and since then BIOS seems to ignore that DVD although BIOS settings still show CD-ROM as the 1st ...
1
vote
0answers
275 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
783 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Can't get imac to read the bootable cd

I am trying to create a bootable CD to use with an imac running SL 10.6.8 (I want to boot from the Ubuntu DVD rather than install it). I have burned several DVDs but the mac keeps saying the disk you ...
1
vote
0answers
227 views

Can't play DVD on Ubuntu 13.10 (with fluendo)

I can't play DVDs - I had the message that: drive region settings do not allow access to this disk Then I was told by the support center of fluendo this: Most probably you DVD drive is set ...
1
vote
0answers
241 views

can't mount cd/dvd drive in 13.04

I'm currently going out of my mind! Is there somebody, please, to help to find my way out of this misery? I can't mount CD/DVD drive in 13.04. If you don't help I'll be forced to go back to... it is ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

saving a large file across multiple DVDs

Do any of the dvd writers give the user an opportunity to use additional DVDs until the project being backed up is completed.
1
vote
0answers
26 views

remote terminal win8 can't access dvd in 12.04 computer when its monitor and KBD are removed

Want to run 12.04 computer as a server with no kbd or monitor. But if I remove them the dvd shows up in the remote terminal but I cant access it. It works with the monitor and kbd installed on the ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

DVD drive error in ubuntu 11.10

My ubuntu 11.10 DVD does not refresh the disc contents if a new disc is inserted,it keeps on showing the contents of the previously removed disc as if it has kept the contents in a buffer.What is to ...
1
vote
0answers
708 views

CD/DVD burner does not recognize any DVDs

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and it no longer recognizes DVDs, either commercial or recordable DVD+R. Cds read and write just fine. Any ideas? Thanks.
1
vote
0answers
316 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
535 views

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: ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How can I use upstart to automount my dvd?

Problem I have looked at this and this and I cannot get this to work. If I run sudo service automountdvd start, my text file alive_and_well.txt gets an entry properly, however the drive does not get ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Laptop not booting from bootable dvd

My laptop (hp pavillion dv6000) x32 has recently been configured with ubuntu 14.10. All was working fine (since I installed ubuntu through a dvd) untill I did an update and rebooted. My resolution has ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Cannot open Video-CD with VLC or any other player

I'd like to watch a film on DVD with VLC, but its not working. I get the following error: main error: open of `vcd:///media/HAPS/NAME_2_DISC1%1F/VIDEO_TS' failed What have I to do to enjoy the ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

DVD can't be read after successful burn!

Unable to see contants on DVD after successfully burning with Brasero/KB3/Nero and others,program shows complete/successful I can see it immediately after taking disk out and putting it back in, but ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Burning DVD multi session in Ubuntu 12.04 using Terminal?

Is any ways to burn the DVD+R multi session in Ubuntu by using terminal? How many ways we can burn? As I know growisofs, but it's not matching to my requirements, any other package?
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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$ ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

DVD noise on resume & power

I've got a Sony notebook with a slot DVD drive and everytime I boot or resume from suspend the DVD drive makes a noise. Is there a way to tell the DVD drive to not make a noise or just not wake up? ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Confusing mount for cd-rom

I'm confused as to what is happening here. If I use wodim: wodim --devices I get this result: wodim: Overview of accessible drives (1 found) : 0 dev='/dev/sg0' rwrw-- : 'hp' 'CDDVDW ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Commercial DVD not getting played on 14.04

I want to play my DVDs on my new laptop which has ubuntu 14.04. I put in the DVD and nothing happens. I looked around the web and everyone says to install libdvdread4 and libdvdcss. I did that using ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Can't mount dvd

I get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/stefan/UDF Volume: exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Trying to Install Lubuntu

I've burned the Lubuntu image onto DVD to install on my rather beaten up old pc. However, trying to run from boot I've noticed that the boot sequence doesn't contain my DVD drive. The Bios recognises ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Dvd drive no where to be found. Acer Extensa 5220

Just jumped over from windows xp, and so far Im loving it. Everything’s been easy and no worries, until I realised I have a dvd drive that wont do anything. No lights, no noise, wont open when ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

DVD drive opens automatically

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.My problem is sometimes Dvd drive opens automatically. Does it affect my laptop. Can i have the solution for this. Kindly help me on this.
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Ultrabay Slim DVD Playback on ThinkPad X230

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 that came with a docking station equipped with a Serial Ultrabay Slim. It came with a DVD drive in it and I'm trying to work out how to play DVDs (or use it at all!) but ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

acid rip on ubuntu 12.04 (ripping from dvd not on cd-rom)

I basically copy pasted the entire dvd into my external hard drive. Therefore, the folder is huge. Ex. Friends Season 8 is the folder. The Sub Folders are AUDIO and VIDEO TS. Can I rip to make the ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Loud buzzing noise when playing DVD's on 14.04

When I am trying to watch a DVD on 14.04 the audio is replaced with this horrible buzzing noise. I am using VLC to watch the DVD's. Turning the volume down in VLC makes no difference to the volume of ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Default application not launching when DVD inserted

I'm trying to have my headless server automatically rip dvds on insertion. To do this, I have written a script launching dvdbackup and a .desktop file to call it. The script and the .desktop file ...