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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Cannot play DVDs after installing Linux 22.04

I tried to play DVDs on the Videos package. I got the following error: Despite several attempts installing, removing and reinstalling restricted extras and vlc (both with apt and aptitude) I still ...
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I have just installed Linux 22.04 and cannot play videos

I installed Ubuntu 22.04 and typed the following in the command terminal: sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras && sudo apt install vlc I accepted the t&cs and it seemed to install OK ...
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usb dvd as a device

I'm running Kubuntu 21.10. I want to treat my USB DVD drive as a device, since that's what Handbrake seems to demand. But /dev/sr0 doesn't work, nor does /dev/usb. How can I get around this problem?...
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How do I copy a movie DVD to my Linux box?

How can I copy a movie from a DVD to my Linux box? I believe that the program k9copy used to do this, but k9copy is long defunct. I'm running Kubuntu 21.10. (I realize that the answer can be very ...
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Cannot mount new dvd, old dvd's work

I can mount any (?) dvd that I have looked at before. If I buy an new DVD, and try to watch it, I cannot mount it. Sometimes ejecting the DVD and inserting it again 20 times or so helps. This is odd. ...
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How to share a CD-ROM drive over the network in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have 3 Computers and only one of them is old enough to have a CD/DVD-ROM drive. I would like to access the media from the other computers as well. I have mounted it under /media in the computer ...
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No permission on dvdrw station, wrong mounting point? [closed]

tried burning an audio cd through a .cue file but no cigar. For some reason beyond my understanding the dvdrw is mounted at ~/mnt/dvdrw. Not knowing if that is the right place I found that I have no ...
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DeveDeNG crashes on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to create an .iso image (for burning to a video DVD) on Ubuntu Focal from an .mp4 file. DeVeDeNG crashes without any message. I never had a problem with Ubuntu 18.04. Any ideas? ...
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DVD play: I can't get a disk from "aimee mann live" to play, it is almost new

Tried every trick I new, using VLC, Handbrake, SMPlayer; all nicely updated but no cigar. Stupid thing is I can try it only on one PC since I don't have a drive anywhere else. I will not die without a ...
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Ubuntu21.10 won't read a DVD, not any dvd, just one. The same dvd works fine on my windows laptop

I'm currently checking out old DVD's containing familiy pictures, I wasn't having any issue until one of them, after being inserted in my laptop, simply didn't show up in the file manager. I ran the ...
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Playing DVD movies on Ubuntu 21.10

I have installed Ubuntu version 21.10 on a friends 12-year-old Gateway laptop. I tried playing a DVD movie with the Videos software included with Ubuntu, it opens the movie but then it just gives a ...
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Read DVD image with dd until empty

I want to compare the SHA hash of the .iso file that I burned to a DVD with the image of the DVD itself to see if they are identical if the burning was succesful. The problem is that they are not, not ...
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BluRay DVD won't play "Missing AACS configuration file" [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu MATE and am trying to get a BluRay DVD to play. I have VLC installed and but when I try to open the DVD I get the error message BluRay error. Missing AACS configuration file. Your ...
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Ubuntu download link for dvd

When I try to find Ubuntu to download, it gives me these things called 'flavours' I just need 'Ubuntu' and nothing else as I am completely starting out afresh. Could someone please link me the Ubuntu ...
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I am unable to play a DVD

VERSION="20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa)" Dell Latitude I can see files on the CD Drive When I click videos the player opens and I see this error.. Unable to play the file DVD source is required ...
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After installing dvd source for playing dvd's I got this!

I installed restricted extras, multiverse, other codecs over a week period periodically found out how to get libdvdcss2, and libdvdread4, both where not supplied by the terminal, bash or shell. ...
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Why can't Ubuntu mount my dvd from my external USB Nexstar drive enclosure holding a LG blu-ray/DVD/cd rom drive?

Why can't Ubuntu mount my dvd from my external USB Nexstar drive enclosure holding a LG blu-ray/DVD/cd rom drive? I have spent more than a few hours on this problem trying different solutions that ...
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DVD tray opens after suspend, at boot after recent kernel updates

The DVD tray opens and remains open after suspend, at boot. 20.04.3 LTS currently the -86 kernel, problem began with -84 ASUS M4A88TD-M I see this problem being discussed in other Linux versions but ...
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VLC takes long time to start DVDs

I use VLC to watch DVD's. Some DVD's start immediately, and some take as long as 5 minutes before the DVD menu shows up on the screen (the orange loading bar at the bottom just "bounces" ...
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CD/DVD burner error "writing isn't supported"

ISSUE DESCRIPTION I installed Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS yesterday. When I connected to the internet, Ubuntu showed a message with available updates, so I updated my software. The problem is that I cannot get ...
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How to install ubuntu on a DVD (with custom dependency) [duplicate]

I am building a lucky draw system, names hard coded, to make sure that nothing had been modified since release (and convince my customers/end users), I want to install a ubuntu (desktop? Desktop cli ...
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CD/DVD external drive not recognized by Ubuntu 20.04

My new computer came without a CD/DVD drive and I have tons of stuff backed up on CDs and DVDs. Besides, my wife still likes these out-of-favour kind of media to store family photos, etc. I then ...
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Why is my video fast forwarded after converting it from a DVD with VLC and how can I fix it?

I am trying to convert some series I have on DVD to a digital video file like MP4. However the first few seconds after the MGM intro are sped forward. In fact, only the video is sped up. The audio is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 didn't recognize Apple CD/DVD player

Is there a way to make my Apple USB Superdrive (External CD/DVD player) work with Ubuntu 20.04? Plugged in and drive was not recognized.
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How to mount Apple's SuperDrive in Ubuntu 20.04

Maybe it sounds strange to use a USB-CD Drive nowadays. However, I need to get an old data from a CD and the only available CD-Drive was my old Apple's SuperDrive. Thus, I did the following steps: ...
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Set MakeMKV installed with snap to see optical drive

Snap seemed to me the easiest way to install MakeMKV. (So, once again I went against my better judgement based on much past experience and installed snapd etc. Installing MakeMKV took about 30 minutes ...
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run dvd on vlc version 18.04

Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/sr0". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.
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Create Ubuntu Installation USB or DVD from my current Ubuntu Installation with all my apps/settings etc

I have an operating Ubuntu installation and I would like to create an installation USB or DVD that will include all my apps and settings from my current installation. Is this possible? Ubuntu version ...
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Dell Laptop E6430 DVD Doesn't Work in Ubuntu 20.04 (Files and VLC) But Will Boot From BIOS

I can use USB booting no problem and in case it was a problem with the internal DVD drive I went ahead and bought another DVD drive only this time USB and external. I can't play movies and this is ...
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Why is it a "hardware error" when trying to burn to DVD-RW?

I'm using Free ISO burner to write one of the newer Ubuntu ISOs to a disc, but for some reason Free ISO gives me a "hardware error" immediately when trying to write it to a DVD-RW. I've put ...
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Removable dvd-station does work in Windows 8.1, does not in Ubuntu 20.04

I used (see https://itsfoss.com/play-dvd-ubuntu-1310/) the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository multiverse (already installed) sudo apt install libdvd-pkg sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg ...
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How to correctly plug external DVD drive to Ubuntu 20.04?

I have bought an external DVD driver since modern cases do not have a slot for them any longer. I am using ubuntu 20.04. When plugging, I get an initial detection but then the driver is not mounted: ...
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Legally Playing DVDs post-April 2021

https://fluendo.com/en/blog/post/oneplay-dvd-player-product-discontinuation/ If I'm reading this right, it seems that the primary legal DVD player that Ubuntu recommends was discontinued last April, ...
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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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+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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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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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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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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