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

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How can I play encrypted DVD movies?

My machine can't play encrypted DVDs on a fresh install. How do I add this capability? Another useful bit of information would be what programs are best for playing DVDs, once I'm able to do so. ...
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How to play VOB files that were inside a DVD disc?

I just downloaded a DVD which is for a movie. After uncompressing the DVD file I see .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files. If I open the first .VOB file it shows me the DVD menu but I can't interact with it. So, ...
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Ripping DVD to iso - Accurately

I have been using Brasero to rip my DVD collection to .iso. However, I've discovered some errors in some of the DVDs through playback e.g. VLC player would just stop playing the iso file when a bad ...
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How to burn a region free DVD from a DVD movie locked to a specific region?

A friend of mine have a DVD movie locked to a different region. Hopefully, I seem to have a region free DVD player in my laptop. How can I burn a region free copy of his DVD movie so my friend can ...
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How do I rip audio from a DVD?

I remember reading a long time ago how you can rip the audio (music) from a DVD and convert it to a usable/readable format. I can't find that article any more. Can anybody help me?
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What cd/dvd burning software should I use? [closed]

I have tried countless cd/dvd burning software on ubuntu 12.04 and none of them work for me, any ideas guys? I've tried tovidgui, bombono dvd,and mestelix, they are all so very confusing is there ...
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How do I use Brasero to burn a movie in DVD format?

I have to present an assessment for my Uni course in the form of a DVD movie (so it can be played on a DVD player) but so far, Brasero doesn't seem to be doing it. For example, I left it for over an ...
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How to burn a DVD which is playable in an external player?

I have several .dvd files which were created using OpenShot Video Editor. To export the videos from OpenShot, I used the DV-NTSC widescreen and DV-PAL Widescreen property. Can anyone tell me how I ...
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I can't install libdvdcss - script not finding medibuntu, How to get DVD playback?

I am trying to get these instructions working on 12.04, I know I am connected to the internet but it doesn't seem to work. $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh --2013-10-09 19:18:44-- ...
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How do I create a video DVD from vob files?

I wanna burn a video DVD from existing .vob files that can be played in a home video player. I've burned one but it doesn't have sound. I tried with k3b (New video DVD Project) because Brasero doesn't ...
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How do I create a movie DVD?

I would like to create a movie DVD that contains some pictures and small movies. I'm not after anything too fancy, just the ability to add some music, create a title screen and add a menu. Basically, ...
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How to archive/play DVD with menus and all to disk?

I'd really like to copy all my DVDs to disk for convenience access, since I prefer browsing my filesystem to fiddling with disks. All solutions I've found yet (like dvd::rip) re-encode the contents ...
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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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Why is it not possible to burn a multisession DVD using brasero?

The multisession function works for CDs, but not for DVDs. There is no option to add files after creating a Multisession DVD. Why is it not possible to create a multisession DVD with brasero? Thank ...
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How can I know which DVDs will play on my system?

There are plenty of questions where people essentially want to know how to play their DVDs (How can I play encrypted DVD movies?, Lord of the Rings, Toy Story, another one). Is there any way to know ...
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How can I read every DVD, even if encrypted by CSS or other?

I sometimes want to use my computer as a DVD-player. Unfortunately I know that I will often have to cope with encrypted DVDs, for example with CSS. Therefore I installed the libdvdcss2 library from ...
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Unable to rip DVD using HandBrake or OGMRip

I just got my kids some new DVDs, but I am trying to rip them and back them up, since I know they are rough with their discs, and I want to have backups in case the discs become scratched. However, I ...
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Ubuntu DVD for Africa [duplicate]

I live in Tanzania Africa and have been promoting Ubuntu for use by NGOs, Schools, and Friends. So far I've got a lot of positive feedback, but do have one huge problem. Internet here is both slow and ...
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How can I disable the autostart of Brasero when I insert a blank CD/DVD?

When a blank media inserted, the burning tool automatically started. Is there a way to disable that feature?
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Does Ubuntu store data of external media/drives?

I keep confidential data (docs, spreadsheets, images, etc) on USB sticks or discs. I plug/insert them to access the data when I need, and put them back in a drawer when I'm done. Does Ubuntu store ...
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How do I use lightscribe when burning CDs and DVDs?

I can I produce those nice images on the back of my dvd (lightscribe)? Is it possible on ubuntu?
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Can you tell whether I have a hardware or software problem with a DVD-ROM drive?

Trying to copy the content of a DVD on a Asrock ION 330 running Maverick, i.e. with: dd if=/dev/sr0 of=dvdcopy ...I get errors in /var/log/messages: Jan 15 17:18:15 asrock kernel: [ 2616.445966] ...
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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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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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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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VLC won't play DVD Ubuntu 12.10

I try to play the DVD "Toy Story" with VLC player and installed libdvdcss2, but when I attempt to play it, VLC just closes. I already ran VLC from the console to get more output before it crashes and ...
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Troubles when trying to play a DVD

I'm trying to play a DVD I recently bought, but when I try to, sometimes a message appears: Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not ...
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How can I Integrate Ubuntu 32 and 64 bit into a single DVD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD with both 32-bit and 64-bit Ubuntu I have both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 iso, but how can I integrate them (both 32 bit and 64 bit) into a single DVD with a menu to ...
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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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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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How much room do language packs take?

In order to save space, is it possible to make the CD English-only, and put the other languages only on the DVD?
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rip (transcode) multiple titles, from a tv series dvd, automatically

I want to rip some tv series. dvd::rip doesnt allow me to transcode all the titles with one click, which means doing the same process many times (20~ eps x many seasons= many videos). Is there any ...
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OpenShot creates 0 byte DVD files

I've created an OSP file with OpenShot, and I wanted to export it as a DVD file. As this is my very first project, I've checked some how-to-websites and blogs where it was clearly explained how I ...
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How to burn torrent movies to a dvd-rw that work! [duplicate]

I just downloaded ubuntu to my Dell laptop and I'm about 6 hrs new to this system. On my girlfriends windows 7 laptop I burnt the movie frozen to a dvd-rw and put it in the xbox, ps4, and a portable ...
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Movie Player has require plugins, claims DVD encrypted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I've been trying to gain the ability to view DVDs on Ubuntu 11.04. I'm using Movie Player. I have installed the ...
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How do I install a DVD decryption library? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I play encrypted DVD movies? I recently built a computer running Ubuntu 11.10. It works great, except for one thing. With some video DVDs, when I insert them ...
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Can Ubuntu 12.04LTS fit on a normal CD, 700MB, or i do need a DVD?

i just want to know if the new ubuntu (12.04LTS) can fit perfectly on a normal cd :)
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Playing DVD Video stored on hard-drive

I am using Movie Player (under Applications -> Sound and Video) to play dvd-video files that are copied on hard-drive. But it's not playing properly. I have to give each .VOB file to player to play. ...
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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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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 ...
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How to eject a CD/DVD from the command line

I've just right clicked on the DVD icon in the Unity Launcher in order to eject it, but instead of hitting the 'Eject' button, I missed and hit the 'Unlock from Launchpad' option instead. How do I go ...
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How to backup programs to DVD

Is there any way to backup installed programs to DVD. For example when I will install new Ubuntu to install software from the disk and not from the Internet.
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Why doesn't my PC play DVDs? [duplicate]

My PC has the latest version of ubuntu installed (13.04) and i usually watch movies (also on DVDs) with VLC Player. Now that i havent watched a dvd in long time i wanted to try it again. But it ...
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How to Automount folder as C: in Dosbox

I have had a look at the community documentation here and there doesn't seem to be any information about how to "Automount" a folder as the C: drive in Dosbox. Also as a bonus is it possible to ...
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See files on an ISO DVD without burning it to disc?

I use daemon tools in Windows to see files in an ISO DVD image. Are there any tools like that on Ubuntu? How do I see the files in an ISO DVD image without burning it to disc?
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How to create DVD from a video file?

I'm trying to create a DVD image from a .ts file but all dvd-maker programs I tried (devede, bombono) output .mpg files instead of the desired image with VIDEO_TS, AUDIO_TS folders and .vob files ...
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Where can I find a 12.10 DVD image?

While I'm open to buying a DVD from the shop, I'd rather download a DVD image, but I can't find it on the Download page (only the CD images and the option to buying a DVD). I have slow internet where ...
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Discs in DVD Drive not being read

Does anyone have an experience with Ubuntu that is no longer reading discs in the DVD drive? This is my first time Ubuntu does not see the disc :| The disc is fine and works on my other Ubuntu ...
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How do I get DVD to play in VLC from unity dash launcher?

Once I put the DVD into DVD drive, it appears in the Unity dash/place. Clicking the icon opens nautilus. How do I make clicking the icon to open VLC player and start playing it ?.
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Fast way to burn DVD-R (UDF)?

We could create ISO-9660 DVDs by piping mkisofs into cdrecord. For UDF, the procedure seems to be convoluted and slow. It creates a temporary blank 4GB file, then writes data into it, and only then ...