Questions tagged [dvd]

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

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DVDs not mounting in Ubuntu 20.04 - works fine in Windows

I have an Hitachi LG-WH16NS6 SATA DVD and Bluray drive mounted in an OWC Mercury Pro external USB 3 caddy. When I connect the device to my machine and try to insert a DVD under Ubuntu (20.04 LTS), the ...
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CD media not recognised (Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS)

I have a DVD/RW that is not recognizing audio CDs, but will play SOME DVDs. Is this a hardware issue, or is there something else I can try? lshw -c disk *-cdrom description: DVD writer ...
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+ubuntu +20.04 lsdvd “libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.”

Ubuntu 20.04 only reads the DVD drive intermittently. When it fails, it is accompanied by a short "brrrzzzt" buzz a few times immediately after a disc is inserted (and it happens on ...
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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [duplicate]

I got this error during installation. The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk: [Errno 5] Input/output error This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty ...
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Unable to mount DVD external hard drive

My external DVD hard drive stopped being recognized by my laptop. Originally, it was automatically recognized by just plugging in the USB cable. Here is what the terminal tells me: me@me-thinkpadx1:~$ ...
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Clicked on unmount instead of eject and now I can not find the DVD player

Ubuntu 18.04. I meant to click on eject and clicked on unmount. Now I can not use the DVD player. I tried reboot and I inserted and ejected the DVD a few times. Before when I put the DVD in it wound ...
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sudo mkdir -p /mnt/dev/sr0 comes back with permission denied. Help. In VM

I am attempting to set up the Automatic Ripping Machine Here to rip my entire DVD collection. Since I am a ubuntu noob, I need some help. I am running ubuntu 18.04.3 (the GUI version) in Oracle VM ...
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Needing to backup software

I have some software that I bought from a now defunct product. Given that it isn't that popular, I don't want to risk loosing the DVDs so I set out to copy them. Unfortunately, files such as Autorun (...
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System not seeming to read DVD

As of yesterday, this laptop was able to play DVDs. As of today, it no longer plays DVDs. In gnome-disks, it seems to recognize the drive. When running lshw I get this *-cdrom description: DVD-RAM ...
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DVD video scrambled

I'm a long time Linux user and am quit used to recurring problems with DVD but I think I found something new. System: 10-years old computer running Ubuntu 20.04. libdvdcss2 is installed to the latest ...
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20.04 and still not able to play DVD

So. I'm trying to play dvds. But it won't work. I've installed restricted and libdvdfiles and gstreamer. I've also tried VLC and the player that came with ubuntu install. They both recognize the dvd. ...
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Boot windows 10 from second drive in DVD rom

I am trying to boot Windows from second hard drive in DVD Rom and for some reason, GRUB doesn't see this drive. I was trying it before and it worked, but I had to reinstall the drive with Windows and ...
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Why sound DVDs do not mount in Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS and only sound and music DVDs

I had a previous CDdrive that started to give me this problem,that is, that the sound and music CDs did not mount("sound disk" appears in the side of files but when I click it says that the ...
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Saving DVDs losslessly

I have a bunch of DVDs/CDs that are slowly collecting dust because I almost never pull out the DVDs. There's an assortment of home videos, songs/movies/photos I've burnt on myself, songs/movies/photos ...
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Cannot mount USB CD/DVD drive

I recently bought a CD/DVD drive as my new computer didn't come with one. CDs and DVDs are becoming kind of obsolete stuff, but I have tons of them. If I put an audio CD in it -- and after a long time ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu Desktop 18.0.4 LTS to 20.0.4 LTS from DVD?

A friend of mine has Ubuntu Desktop 18.0.4 LTS installed and would like to upgrade to 20.0.4 LTS. He has tried repeatedly to do so in the recommended way (from repositories), but his Internet ...
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How to create sudo account while operating Ubuntu in DVD trial mode

Today I discovered that I could not save word processing files to my hard drive and files could only be opened in read-only mode. Then I discovered it was a systemwide problem affecting even an ...
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CD/DVD issue - Can't play music, can't play DVD

I know this has been explored, but previous solutions have been tried to no avail. Hardware note: CD/DVD works under Windows 7, 8 and 10. Verified: Windows 10 on this exact PC - CD/DVD works. ...
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how to format a burned dvd (r+w)

hii i want to format a burned dvd in ubuntu....Thus i tried a lot using various options like cdrecord dev=/dev/sr0 blank=fast but its not working error is ( i am using ubuntu 20.04) wodim: Operation ...
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Very slow system response when playing dvds with VLC

After upgrading to ubuntu 20.04 I'm having issues with very slow system response times when vlc is playing a dvd. If I try to switch tabs or open the start menu nothing will happen for minutes and ...
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DVD mounted without read permissions

I have problems with my DVD drive. When I put a DVD in, it is mounted, but without any read permissions. I tried mounting it manually, but without success. I am able to read directory structure and ...
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TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S183L dosn't show a Linux driver. After installing Ubuntu 20.4 I can't burn a DVD, Am I stuck wuth read only now?

Just isntalled Ubuntu 20.4 DVD drive: TSSTcorpCD/DVDW SH-S183L (SB01) Disk utility shows read only
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Can't read DVD properly in my Ubuntu 18.04

I have an old computer with an DVD player(and writer). Today I wanted to write a DVD with my computer by my Ubuntu, but it told me this device (DVD) has only 2.0KB. How can I solve it?
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Mount a possibly unfinalized data disc (DVD) on lubuntu 20.04 for normal usual usage

I was a windows user long ago, and at time I had burned some study materials on DVDs for future use. I had burnt them on a Windows 7 machine using the windows disc burner. That machine is still there ...
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Third version of ISO9660

I am trying to burn some files to a DVD. When I did so, I got this message, Do I need to install the 3rd version of ISO9660? Thanks.
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Dvd display names in chinese

When opening folders and files stored in my dvd their names now appear in chinese. The default language is set to en_US.UTF-8, so the language setting does not seem to be the problem.
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Making iso compatible with Mac and Windows from DVD

I have got a DVD that include app created with Adobe Director 11.5. I want to make iso this DVD like native DVD that when mount in mac just see mac files and when mount in windows just see windows ...
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Replacing dvd drive with internal HDD through caddy

I have replaced my internal SATA hard disk with SATA SSD and then I installed ubuntu 20.04 on my ssd. After that I have replaced cd/dvd drive with my previously internal hard disk by using caddy but I ...
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burning CDs or DVDs and ISO files in ubuntu 18.04

I am running ubuntu 18.04 LTS and I notice there is no cd/dvd burner. I write click on a file and there is the option to open with disk image writer. I can write to a hard drive but not to the CD/...
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how to burn iso onto dvd?

Unable to burn iso onto dvd, ubuntu startup disk creator doesnt show my dvd drive Observation 1.DVD drive is mounted as read only On windows and ubuntu , when I try to burn iso into disk ,it just ...
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unable to play dvd movie disc on ubuntu 20.04

I am attempting to get an app that can play a dvd movie disc on ubuntu 20.04 I tried VLC, but it just complains that it can't open the disc. I tried Parole , but I can't even specify /dev/sr0 with ...
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Live DVD problems

All, My company will not let us, by policy, run any Ubuntu/Kubuntu LTS version that are not at least 2 years old as all problems should be resolved by them. So I downloaded the 64bit versions of 18....
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Problem with old video data

so I've videos from 2000 year on my CD/DVD disks, problem is that I can't play that videos, I mean it plays but just 5-7 second, next happen data allocated, I see that video is going -1, -2, -3 ... ...
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What's the difference between /dev/sg0 and /dev/sr0?

$ uname -srvmpio Linux 5.4.0-31-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 7 20:20:34 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ sudo cdrecord -inq Device was not specified. Trying to find an appropriate drive... ...
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18.04 LTS - can't access CD drive: “special device /dev/sr0 does not exist”

First time posting here - but I've been trawling around here, there and everywhere for an answer to this problem for almost a week. I need help to get my system to recognize my CD writer. I installed ...
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How can I solve this incomplete graphics on a live DVD?

I am building a NAS and doing some testing and fiddling using a Ubuntu live DVD (there are no HDDs in there yet). Unfortunately, when I maximize a window, it won't get updated until I switch to ...
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Is there a DVD authoring program that will run successfully under Wine?

I'm running Ubuntu Studio 19.10, soon to move to Ubuntu Studio 20.04. However, this is a general Ubuntu 19.10 question. Has anyone had any success running a Windows DVD authoring program with Wine? ...
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18.04: Playing DVD movie fails with error “missing dvd ac-3 (atsc a/52) decoder”

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04. When I try to play a movie DVD I get an error message that I need to install the dvd ac-3 (atsc a/52) decoder. I can't find this software and instructions on how to ...
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Prevent unmounted DVD remounting after resume

When I have a dvd in my laptop, I like to unmount it if I am not using it. Otherwise, the laptop will keep the dvd spun up for long stretches of time, which is annoying. Whenever I open my laptop, ...
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Ubuntu DVD Boot Menu - Not registering keystrokes

I burned a dvd of the latest version of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS from my older iMac. When I boot the computer from the DVD I get a boot menu Showing Options 1 & 2 but without any text. It asks me to ...
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is there a way to set handbrake to eject the tray after ripping a dvd?

i looked into the settings of handbrake but found nothing to make handbrake eject the dvd tray after succesfull ripping a dvd. i dont really know if it is possible but this is linux and they always ...
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Ubuntu boots from USB, error message when trying DVD

I had to setup a couple of PCs recently. When I tried to boot Ubuntu DVD ( burned ISO through 18.04 ), shows an error as given below It doesn't even go into the live session. But when I use Rufus in ...
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How do I scan all ubuntu source code? I have downloaded & extracted all 5 source dvd iso images

I have downloaded and extracted all 5 source DVD iso images (ubuntu-19.10.1-src-*). There is no useful README; README.diskdefines is useless to me. I guess that the source code is embedded inside a ...
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DVD/BluRay Drive not showing any disk contents

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS server edition on an old gaming rig. The end goal being to have a headless DVD ripper. All three drives are visible, and respond to the eject command. > ls -...
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No DVD Drive showing on left side in nautilus

I tried and read all these below questions and answers-: My folder left side panel is missing in Nautilus Can't play DVDs with Ubuntu 18.04 Can't play DVDs through either VLC, Videos, or Kaffeine ...
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How can I boot an Ubuntu DVD, and use the DVD drive while the system is running?

I would like to boot the Ubuntu system from the installation DVD, and then make the system, after it started, run no longer from the DVD. It should continue to run using a hard disk or a ram drive, ...
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Wits End: DVD Mounting in 18.04

Symptoms: I cannot mount a DVD MakeMKV Failed to get full access to drive . Make sure that you either have write access to device "dev/sr2, are member of "cdrom" group or have CAP_SYS_RAWIO enabled ...
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DVD shrinking. Problem installing DVD95 Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I am new to the forum. I have used Ubuntu in the past. However, my Command-Line skills are rather limited. DVD players are becoming obsolete so I decided to make my DVD movies into iso files, ...
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How do I make my USB DVD drive show up when I run a windows XP program on virtualbox?

When I plug in my portable dvd drive to my laptop usb, it shows up with the disc being read. But as soon as I start my windows xp program on virtualbox, it disappears. I’m not sure how to fix this as ...
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Determine if DVD is DVD-R or DVD+R

Is there an Ubuntu/Linux command or app that will determine if a DVD is a DVD-R or DVD+R (DVD-RW or DVD+RW etc.)? Or that will display all the Media Identification Code information of a disc, ...

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