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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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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Unable to play most (but not all) DVDs

I have one DVD which, when I insert it, Ubuntu 16.04 recognizes as a video DVD and offers to launch VLC. For any other DVD in my collection Videos reports "The specified movie could not be found" and ...
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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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DVD video still scrabled with libdvdcss2 and the Ubuntu Restricted Extra package

Exactly what the title says. All codecs seem to be up to date. though I will say that the screen doesn't look so much scrambled as glitching out. It's just a bunch of colorful rectangles. The sound is ...
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ubuntu errors trying to play dvds on one drive

I've got a new machine and I can't play DVDs on it. I've followed the instructions to install various packages like libdvdcss and I am able to play DVDs using a second USB DVD drive I have. I've ...
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Error copying DVD/CD to ISO file on Ubuntu 18.04

I am very new to Linux and I'm trying to burn some old CDs and DVDs I have from an external disk drive to a flash drive on my computer or to my hard drive so that I can copy them over. I have tried ...
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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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Can't mount CDs / DVDs

So I have this old computer that I use as a server. On it I have installed UBUNTU SERVER. And I have these DVDs I want to mount in the server (it's got a dvd drive) but when I try to mount them I get ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 having all kinds of trouble with dvds and cds

So we got a new computer and put Ubuntu on it (I don't know whether it was 18.04 then or if upgraded to it), but dvds wouldn't work. Cds worked, but then the internal optical drive stopped recognizing ...
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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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External DVD driver doesn't play the disc properly

Question: can you recommend an external DVD player that I can use for watching legal movies in Europe (region code: 2) using Ubuntu 18.04? I bought a new notebook and an external DVD player because ...
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VLC won't play DVD's on Xubuntu 18.04.2 - can't access mediabuntu to install libdvdcss2

I am setting up a Dell laptop with Xubuntu 18.04.2. It seems to be working with wifi and other things, but I can't play a DVD in VLC or the native Parole Media Player. Have no trouble with my other ...
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WSL 2 Access DVD-ROM

I have been playing around with Windows Subsystem for Linux v2 (WSL 2). I have Ubuntu with WSL 2 correctly configured. I have a large collection of DVDs that I am in the middle of backing up to my ...
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How can I restore DVD drive operation following most recent Ubuntu r19.04 `apt upgrade`

Some time in the last day or two, following one of the recent apt update-s the DVD driver on my desktop has stopped working. between: 2019-09-15 (UTC) or so until: 2019-09-20 (UTC) After several ...
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legality of selling DVD with Ubuntu OS online [duplicate]

I am a technical person, so I am thinking of doing business based on tech. Is it legal to sell Ubuntu OS DVD online? I don't know legality stuff of selling Ubuntu OS online.
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Unable to burn disc image to rewriteable blank DVD in Ubuntu 18.04.3

So I need to install Windows 10 onto my desktop that currently has Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, however when I attempt to burn it to a disc, the DVD is greyed out (I am able to burn it to either of my two hard ...
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LG GT80N CD/DVD Drive not working with Ubuntu 19.04

I have an HP 2000 notebook with an AMD E-300 APU, AMD PALM GRAPHICS and a LG GT80N Super Multi Slim Internal DVD Rewriter with M-DISC™ Support but Ubuntu does not recognize the LG GT80N. Where ...
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How to create an Ubuntu application CD/DVD with autorun?

Is it possible to burn an Ubuntu app on a CD/DVD, and make an autorun for it, just like Windows? If yes: How to do it with a Snap application? Consider I have downloaded an app from Software Center ...
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Video Players malfunction in various ways

Here's a screenshot of VLC Media Player on a DVD: IF I try to play a CD by using Videos, it says that "DVD Source is required to play the file, but is not installed" If i follow the link from there ...
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After installing an optical drive in a pc ubuntu refuses to boot

After installing an optical drive in a pc ubuntu refuses to boot. I get a black screen, no error message. If I remove the drive it works again. Booting with recovery mode freezes up too. ps: its not ...
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Installation DVD is not actually bootable

I’ve been unsuccessful in my attempts (three attempts to date) at creating a bootable DVD using the online iso of Ubuntu Mate 18.04.3 (Bionic) 32-bit version, which I downloaded from https://ubuntu-...
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Im unable to rip a couple of DVD´s in linux ?? Acidrip/Handbrake/DVDRip did not work

Yesterday i went to a Thrift store (recyclestore, 2nd hands goods) i bought 5 dvds for 1.50 euro total there (around 1 dollar i guess,. for all 5 combined). I tried ripping these DVDś at home with ...
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Error trying using regionset despite enough vendor resets available

I've got a new PC where the DVD region is set to '4' and regionset gives me an error when trying to set it to '2' even though it says I have 4 vendor resets available. adam@gondolin:~$ sudo regionset ...
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cannot play DVDs with ubuntu 18.04

I used to have Ubuntu 16.04 and I always could play DVDs with VLC. However, after an update to 18.04 I cannot do that anymore. I have already tried the following: sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-...
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What is a good DVD authoring application for Ubuntu 19.04?

I'm looking for a DVD authoring application for Ubuntu 19.04 DeVeDeNG works, but I'm not happy with the main menu. Bombono works great in 18.04, but not 19.04. Any other suggestions for an ...
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Deleted Ubuntu Partition And Now Get Grub Rescue: How To Boot Into Win 10 [duplicate]

I was experimenting with Ubuntu on a Win 10 system using a dual boot set up. Somehow my Ubuntu got corrupted and I follow the directions on a YouTube video about removing it and the partition. However,...
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Unsecure since installing CSS?

I OKed this change when installing CSS stuff to play protected DVDs. Is it OK? Securebits: 024/0x14/5'b10100 secure-noroot: no (unlocked) secure-no-suid-fixup: yes (unlocked) secure-keep-caps: yes ...
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Cannot find welcome window in Bionic Beaver DVD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Desktop (Bionic Beaver) on an HP Laptop 15-da0xxx. It's currently running Windows 10 Home. I downloaded ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso from https://ubuntu....
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Booting Problems On Different Macs

I have successfully burned a DVD with Ubuntu 18.04.2 and it will boot on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running Mojave 10.14.5 but that same DVD will not boot my iMac Pro (2017) running the same ...
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DVDrw Drives locked in Read only mode Ubuntu 18.04.2

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.2 on my PC and for some silly ass reason BOTH of my DVDrw Drives are coming up as read only. How do I fix this. 1st(top) drive is a _NEC DVD+/-RW ND-3650A (105C) 2nd (...
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DVD Installation noapic error

Hi I'm trying ti install Ubuntu from DVD. I Boot from the DVD and it gets as far as a page of text with the error; "end kernel panic - not syncing: IO-APIC + timer doesn't work" !Boot with apic=debug ...
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Unable to play DVD or locate its contents

I have a DVD I want to watch but I can't find the disc drive in the OS. The drive itself turns on, spins up and then turns off. I've checked media folders and have a "mydvd" and "usr" folder and ...
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Ubuntu not reading CD/DVD drive

When I insert a CD into my CD/DVD drive, Ubuntu doesn't seem to recognize the drive. When I run sudo lshw -C disk the only output I get is *-disk description: ATA ...
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What is the most accurate way to make a digital copy of a DVD?

I'm interested in making accurate, future-proof digital copies of some family movies which are on DVD. What is the recommended way of doing this in 2019? I am inclined to think that it would be best ...
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New PC supplied with cheap no-name DVD drive that won't play

This question DVD : no medium found on /dev/sr0 when there is a DVD describes the problem perfectly. I have libdvdcss2 installed: adam@gondolin:~$ apt-cache show libdvdcss2 Package: libdvdcss2 ...
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Ubuntu DVD drive usage

So i got a small form factor pc (acer aspire something, the drive is powered by a ribbon cable) i know the drive is powered because it takes the disk in and can eject it but ubuntu isnt recognising it,...

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