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How to watch a DVD video with external subtitles in Linux?

There are video players in Windows that can use external subtitles when playing a DVD movie, but are there in Linux too? (MPC-HC and PotPlayer are the most obvious solutions for this in Windows. I ...
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CD disk not detected by Fedora on my Laptop

I rarely use cd's on my laptop, but I recall having the same problem a few months ago. When I put a cd in my DVD drive nothing happens. It kicked in last time without me doing anything but I don't ...
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Backup a 50Megbyte ubuntu linux subdirectory tree to a LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer

I would like to backup my 50 megabyte home directory /home/frankc on my Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS desktop Lenovo computer using a LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer. The directions for the LG Ultra Slim ...
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How can I add an external CD/DVD writer ?

I want to add an external CD/DVD writer to my Ubuntu 14.04 system (System 76 Ratel): the writers in my local electronics store have USB interfaces, and the drives are advertised as windows and mac ...
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Questions about dual booting windows 8.1 and linux - two issues

I have recently installed Debian 8.1 onto my hard disk with an iso image burned to DVD-r. I was trying to install g++ from the terminal when it asked me to insert the dvd from which I installed the OS ...
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Debian blu-ray and dvd both have 3 disks, what is the purpose of the blu-ray discs?

I tried to download the Debian "testing" (aka "stretch) install media that is blu-ray because I wanted a one disk solution. When I went to the Debian site to download the blu-ray disk... there was 3 ...
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Unable to umount dvd on CentOS 7.2 kickstart installation

I have a kickstart file that was working fine on a RHEL 6 installation before, and now I want to reuse it to provide an automated installation on a CentOS/RHEL 7 DVD (currently testing on CentOS ...
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How can I mount a block device from one computer to another via the network as a block device?

Is it possible to export a block device such as a DVD or CDROM and make it so that it's mountable on another computer as a block device? NOTE: I'm not interested in doing this using NFS or Samba, I ...
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Why can't I copy my DVD with dd?

I tried dd, dd_rescue and ddrescue, all failed. I thought these tools bypass the filesystem and make a bitwise copy. dd is fooled, it finishes but just produces a small file and states it's finished. ...
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Can't install “libdvdcss” with yum anymore after update on “Fedora 20 Heisenburg”

I couldn't update my system today, because of dependency problems with libdvdcss, I removed libdvdcss and it's dependency libdvdcss2. Update was successfull after that but now I can't install ...
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Fully access DVD movies menu structure: any alternative to VLC?

I want to be able to just insert a DVD movie and be sure I'll have full access to all its features. - Can this be done without VLC in Linux? VLC is maybe the best video player out-there and as far as ...
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Read the title from a DVD?

I've noticed that each DVD image has a semi-unique uppercase name. Is there a standardized way for me to simply read this name as a non-root user in Linux? I'm on an Ubuntu 12.04 derivative running ...
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How do I locate the ISO file on a DVD from the terminal?

A DVD inserted into a CentOS 7 server needs to be used to install CentOS in a virtual machine in the server, but I need the location of the ISO file in order to install it. So how do I locate the ISO ...
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How can I list my optical drive's possible burning speeds using the command line?

I have a CD-R/RW DVD+/-R/RW drive. How can determine its available burning speeds (e.g. 2x, 4x, etc.) using the command line, so that I can add options such as -speed= to programs such as growisofs? ...
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How can I install a Linux distribution to my DVD-RW?

I have got a DVD-RW on which I'd like to install some linux distributions, but I've tried a few (Ubuntu 13.10, Crunchbang, ElementaryOS and some others, don't really remember), but they didn't work, ...
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How to semi-automate authoring dvds?

I have a few hundred video files I want to make video dvds out of. I want a dvd menu with selection for each file. They are in a few different formats and will need to be transcoded. What I tried ...
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Command line to burn DVD+R DL media on Linux?

A Plextor PX-750A on a Linux system has made many DVD+R DL coasters while trying to burn an 8GB DVD .iso file with growisofs and the Schilling cdrecord program. I tried growisofs first: growisofs ...
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How to rip a DVD to a format like ogm/mkv

I'm trying to convert a DVD to some reasonable format. I'm not opposed to 1:1 conversion, but I want to at least change the container to ogm/mkv. I have already tried various GUI tools like dvd::rip ...
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How do I copy DVDs

Preamble: We are down to the final stages for creating a school-play dvd. Editing is almost done, discs are printed and ready. Just need to burn the dvd's now. However, doing our pencil calculations, ...
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How to export/extract audio from a DVD under Fedora 14?

i have a DVD's content on my HDD: i have these 2 usually folders, ok: AUDIO_TS VIDEO_TS I just can't google a working way to extract the audio from the DVD. the howtos usually write about when the ...
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How to create UDF images and burn them to DVD or CDROM?

Writing CDs with cdrecord and making images with genisoimage is no problem. I want to write DVDs in a similar manner, first creating an image, then burning it to disk. This is quite beneficial, since ...
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Copying file from DVD fails

I am running Arch linux on my MacBook (Late 2009 unibody, if it matters). Using the following command, I attempted to copy an ISO that is stored on the disk onto my computer pv /mnt/file.iso > ...
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How to extract the WAV tracks from Blu-ray or DVD-Audio discs?

I would like to find a way to rip the WAV tracks (LPCM 2.0, 192kHz, 24-bit) from a Blu-ray Audio or a DVD-Audio disc using Linux. (Once extracted, it should then be a breeze to encode the audio tracks ...
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Size difference between an iso file burnt to a cd and the file retrieved with dd

I have an iso file (foo.iso) that I burnt to a dvd with the command : growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/cdrom=foo.iso I then tried the command dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo2.iso However, foo2.iso is ...
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Can't mount DVD

my OS is ArchLinux running on an old ASUS laptop. Recently, I picked a DVD box-set from the store and later realized that they just won't play in my computer. Thinking that the DVD's were faulty I ...
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determining dvd drive capability

Aside from checking the manual for a particular DVD drive, is there any way to determine if a DVD drive supports DVD +R/-R (DL) for both reading and writing? In Windows, Nero InfoTool is a convenient ...
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Long POST time fixed by Linux. Why? [closed]

I was recently given a Gateway MT6723 laptop (Intel 2310 1.43 MHz, about 8 years old) that had a two minute POST time and the DVD wouldn't work. After trying to reinstall the factory Vista factory ...
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how to differentiate between usb based dvd writer and usb pendrive in RHEL6? [duplicate]

i have connected usb based dvd writer and pendrive to system. Now i want to differentiate these two so that my requirement is to block pendrive and allowing usb based dvd writer.
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how to get the md5sum from a bootable CD/DVD?

AccuHash is a program that can get an md5sum from CD/DVD and without creating an ISO from, but it is a program only running in Windows. I looked around the web for how to do it and there is no ...
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how to know vendor id, device id, serial number of internal CD/DVD writer?

we have the usb-devices command to know the external CD/DVD writer details like serial number, vendor id, device id. But i want to know the same for internal CD/DVD writer.
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How do I split up a large .iso file across multiple DVDs via command line tools?

Say I have an ISO file that is 5GB in size. How can I split it across 2 DVDs? Please I'm looking for an actual example showing me how to do it, not just recommendations. The solution would leave the ...
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Full Linux distro under 50 MB for a business card CD

I need a full Linux distribution for a non-profit activist organisation that can fit on a business card CD. If that's not possible, there is a business card DVD option too with up to 400 MB capacity. ...
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Speed run through DVD with ddrescue

I'm using ddrescue to get data from damaged DVDs. If DVDs are badly damaged, the CDROM drive really struggles to read at all, and can spend 10 seconds continuously readjusting the beam arm or ...
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Burning a video file with non-standard aspect ratio to DVD

A standard Unixy command line approach to burning a video file to DVD is as follows (assuming) # 1. First use ffmpeg to convert to an mpg file. ffmpeg -i input.m4v -target ntsc-dvd output.mpg # 2. ...
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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 iam getting this type of error when my Ubuntu starts an error occurred while mounting /mnt/ata-HL-DT- ...
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DVD not mounted automatically in Linux Mint Debian Edition

I just installed LMDE on a brand new laptop. When I inserted a movie-dvd for the first time, it was loaded not causing any trouble. But since then, there seems to be no automatic mounting of dvds ...
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DVD giving inconsistent size informatin

I have a (read-only, commercial, dual-layer) DVD which I’m trying to create a backup copy of on my computer (because DVDs can be damaged). However, when I try to determine the size of the disc, I get ...
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linux tool to create multiboot dvd?

I am searching for a linux tool to create a multiboot dvd. I found something about Sardu or Xboot, but these are Windows tools. Is there Linux software that can do the same? I have found unetbootin ...
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why do people use “notrunc” when making an ISO from a DVD?

There are many articles on the web that describe a command-line to make an ISO image from a DVD-Video disc like this: dd if=/dev/sr0 of=mydvd.iso conv=noerror,sync,notrunc I'd like to uderstand why ...
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How can the Debian DVD .iso file be used to install software without a CD Drive or the Internet?

Question Background: I donot have a CD-Drive I downloaded Debian DVD Wheezy 64 Bit Installed Basic Utilities + Desktop by usb boot NOW I want to install more software Problem: apt-get install vlc ...
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Program for making a complete ISO-image of damaged DVD by multiple readings? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a program that (tries to) makes a complete ISD-image of a damaged DVD or CD. This is (AFAIK) done by reading the damged media time and time again, until the program is able to put ...
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Recover files from corrupt DVD

I have a DVD+RW containing a lot of images and videos. Multiple DVD drives fail to read or mount it. I tried to follow this to try and recover the files using DVDisaster, and have created an iso file. ...
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why are there 3 debian DVD isos + 2 update DVD isos in my local debian mirror?

I want to try Debian for the 1st time and I wanted to download the full DVD so I went to my local Debian mirror and what I see are 3 DVDs and 2 update DVDs. what is each? Do I need more than just the ...
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Burn fedora to DVD, but hash is incorrect

I downloaded Fedora-20-x86_64-DVD.iso from mirro site, and I checked the Sha256 with HashMyFiles, they are the same. But when I burned it to DVD, and checked the hash of DVD with Hash Codes, they are ...
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Using eval and sed to perform counting and script control

Following the original issue described here:- Rip chapters of a DVD to separate files ..would someone help us understand what the following code is doing:- # count Titles, and count Cells per title. ...
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Rip chapters of a DVD to separate files

I have a DVD with cartoons for kids and there are a couple of episodes on every one of them. How can I rip them such that every episode is in a separate file? I think every episode is written as a ...
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Ripping DVD in Debian Wheezy

I need to rip a DVD, to watch it later on a tablet or laptop. How can I do it? I would like to use a tool from the standard repositories. So far I tried only k3b, but it crashed.
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Any reason an HP C7499A DVD ROM shouldn't work on an old Sun Ultra Enterprise II?

I'm trying to switch from a CD-ROM to a DVD-ROM on an old Sparc Ultra Enterprise II. I got this C7499A but I can't seem to access anything on it. I thought that since it's SCSI it should work even ...
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How to use Fedora 20 DVD after installation

I have upgraded from Linux Fedora 12 to Fedora 20 by buying a new computer, and the shop has kindly installed Linux for me from the DVD I bought for the purpose. I assume he did the most basic ...
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Installled openSuse and now can't boot from USB or DVD

I've just installed openSuse 13.1 and, while it's great, now I want to try Mageia 4. Problem is that after installing openSuse my machine (Lenovo G560) won't boot from a USB stick or from the DVD ...