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Can't create UDF disk in Linux with mkudffs

So, it's that time of year when I need to make a backup disk of some files on a Windows machine, and I want to use UDF so that I can add to it later. It's refusing to let me create any CDs or DVDs ...
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Command line VOB to AVI/MP4 with good quality and deinterlace

I have some VOB files, grabbed from DVDs. I need to make AVI/MP4 files for uploading online. The original resolution is 720p and I want 720p, but need to scale as the pixels are not square (720x480 to ...
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How to boot a system with refind from USB or CD

I have an iMac with debian 10 installed. I want to add Mint to another partition, as a backup os in case of any problem. I have refind installed, but it doesn't seem to see my USB drive with Mint Tara ...
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Linux - Raspberry Pi - Keep portable dvd drive awake/alive

I am trying to use my portable dvd drive with my raspberry pi and I have gotten the drive to activate using mount "sudo mount /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom_a" and copy some of the files off of it, but about ...
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how to install jigdo tool in debian 10

I wanted to download all DVD images of Debian and create a local mirror for installation in virtual machines etc in my USB hard disk. So I started reading on internet and came to know that to ...
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Looking for latest i386 DVD ISO download

I'm having trouble finding this CentOS download: 7.6.1810 *.ISO DVD i386 Does anyone know whether this particular build was made available?
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Can I install a dvd player program with a live-usb Ubuntu 18.04.2?

Can I install a dvd player with a live-usb Ubuntu 18.04.2? If yes, can someone recommend a command line or ubuntu software repository name for one? I have tried a few without success (brasero, 1 other-...
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What is the difference between Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot ISO and the same Binary DVD

I am still confused after an hour searching what is the difference and when someone would need just boot ISO or binary DVD ISO Can someone explain in a simple way the difference between them. The ...
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Does Linux has a fundamental limitation about using multiple cd/dvd drives simultaneously?

I have two cd/dvd drives in my laptop. One is an external USB drive and the other is the SATA drive that came with it. And I can't burn two DVDs at the same time in both of them at full speed no ...
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VLC crashs, when watching one specific DVD?

I got some new-ish DVDs to watch. Unfortunately VLC keeps crashing. I set it to Debug mode and got some feedback: libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0 libdvdnav: DVD Title: LEGEND_OF_KORRA_VOL2 ...
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md5sum of /dev/sr1 different than ISO image?

After writing an ISO image using Brasero, I discovered that the md5sum of the target DVD is different than the ISO image, despite no readability errors. What has caused that difference?
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Check if CD or DVD is blank

I cannot mount a DVD, most probably because it is blank, so it contains no filesystem. Is there a way to be sure that the disk is blank?
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Split DVD iso of TV series into episodes

I have a lot of DVD isos (I also have the physical DVD's, but I have ripped them, so they shouldn't be needed for this), of various TV series. Each DVD contains several episodes of the series, but ...
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keep dvd entry in sources.list during preseeded debian9.5 install

I'm trying to install Debian 9.5 preseeded on an offline VM. The install breaks because it can't install the package grub-pc. Research up to now shows that (presumably at this point during the ...
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External DVD drive in enclosure does not play DVD movies, but does work with 'data DVDs'

UPDATE: The hardware in question was replaced by another SATA (DVD-driove) to USB adapter. I believe the VANTEC hardware in the end wasn't fully compatible. I am trying to get an external USB DVD ...
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How to determine if an unmounted CD/DVD is in the drive?

Under Linux, is there any way to get a yes/no answer to whether or a CD/DVD drive contains a disc which isn't mounted but which can be mounted or written to?
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Extract hardcoded subtitles

I wanted to know if there is a way to extract hardcoded subtitles via OCR, should I do some image processing after extracting the frames in order to use tesseract afterwards? I have tried to extract ...
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Optical drive power settings: Wait longer before spinning down

When running from a live DVD, something highly annoying is: I click on something. then I hear the DVD drive starting to spin.Now, I know that I need to wait five seconds until the computer reacts for ...
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How to change Live DVD drive without reboot? (SquashFS)

Let's assume a PC has 2 optical drives, of which one can write DVDs and the other one is a DVD-ROM drive. I have a live Linux Mint Mate 18.3 Sylvia x86_64 on a DVD-RW. (If anyone is interested: It is ...
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Make a live Linux reload data into block cache from live DVD

I eject the DVD, attempt starting Firefox, and put the DVD back in. Firefox did not start, but even after inserting the live DVD disc back, Firefox was still returning an input/output error. ...
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How to view pending SCSI requests?

If the PC sends a request to read a sector on an optical disc, which turns out to be unreadable, the drive deadlocks the program into responselessness and motionlessness, until it returns the sector ...
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Unable to install ubuntu, computer restarts before reaching installation

I’m on a ASUS GL752VW laptop trying to dual-boot ubuntu 16.04 with my windows 10 installed in LEGACY bios with a burned DVD. When I get to the (legacy) installer whatever the option I choose in the ...
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How can I figure out why my laptop optical drive no longer reads CDs/DVDs?

Summary My laptop's optical drive stopped reading discs a while ago, but I'm never given an error; I want to figure out what exactly is wrong with my optical drive. Background This is a Toshiba ...
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Magik DVD not read

I have found some old DVD-Rs on which I had burnt pictures of trips, etc. They are of different makes and essentially all work but 4, and all of these 4 are branded MAGIK. Although they are old, they ...
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How to delete files from DVD-R in Fedora 26

I use Fedora 26 and have a DVD-R with some files. So, my goal is to delete that files and write new ones on the unused before (blank) disk space. How i can delete that old files (i.e. completely ...
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How to check that dvd-rw is erased?

I formatted dvd-rw disc with the following command dvd+rw-format -blank=full /dev/sr0 If I try the command dd if=/dev/sr0 bs=2048 | hexdump -C, nothing happens. How to verify that every bit of the ...
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Since recent kernel update DVD will not mount

Earlier today I updated my Arch Linux system's kernel, using pacman, from 4.12.10 to 4.12.12. Before this update I was able to mount DVDs without a problem and watch them in VLC, but after this update ...
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Recovery of damaged DVD yielding “no medium found” error

I have a very strange case of DVD reading failure. It's a video DVD recorded a couple of years ago on a DVD-R disc. Two weeks ago our video DVD player would start having trouble reading parts of it. ...
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Major problems installing Debian [closed]

I'm trying to install Debian 9.0.0 (amd64) on some old computers. The computers are of the same model, and should be identical. With the first one, installation was successful. There was, however, an ...
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How to checksum a CD/DVD? (to verify integrity of my Debian installation)

So I'd like to checksum my Debian 9.0 installation DVD to be able to compare it to the respective .iso file's hashes and the published hashes to be able to verify my installation's integrity. I ...
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Growisofs renaming files

I was trying to copy several files to a dvd with growisofs. The command I use it is: growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /media/34GB/tmp/ But when I send it to command line, I receive this message I: -...
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Trying to mount and recover data from a DVD/recorder HDD

I have a old DVD/HDD recorder (Panasonic DMR-EH58) with RCA inputs & outputs etc. I want to recover all the recordings off its HDD. The HDD is a 2008 ATA/IDE 7200RPM Hitachi deskstar Model no:...
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Cannot Play DVDs on Linux Mint

I recently updated my operating system to Linux Mint and everything is running fine, except my DVD/CD drive will not read DVDs. CDs are fine but DVDs will not run. Do you have any advice of what I can ...
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Write arbitrary data to DVD in Linux

I need to write arbitrary data, not an ISO image to a DVD, without a filesystem. Years ago it was possible to do something like: tar vcf - whatever/ | dd of=/dev/cdrom And have a CDROM with no ...
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How do I disable my CD/DVD drive?

I'd like to disable my CD/DVD drive so that it doesn't spin up every time I select Save in my Kate editor, or select a file-accessing action in other applications. The spinning up just delays what I'm ...
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CDs will automatically mount, but not DVDs

I need for all devices to be automatically mounted. These discs contain some data files (these are RW discs, for the record). They are successfully mounted and accessed using the same drive on a ...
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Playing DVDs on chromebook using crouton

I am aware that Chromebooks cannot play DVDs normally but I wanted to know if connecting an external DVD drive via USB and trying to play in something like VLC media player would enable someone to ...
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How do I get my DVD-RW to mount as a writable device instead of ROM?

I am trying to use my laptop (running Debian Jessie) and an external USB DVD reader/writer to burn an ISO to a DVD-RW. However, upon inserting my disk, it appears to have been detected as read-only: ...
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Play DVD with VLC from USB device

I've installed the media player vlc and added the current user to the optical group. # sudo pacman -S vlc qt4 # sudo gpasswd -a <my_user> optical Afterwards I restarted my computer and plugged ...
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DVD tray keeps popping out

Yesterday, I installed Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa. Currently I have WIndows 8.1 and Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa as my OS. When ever I use Linux, my DVD tray keeps popping out. Yet I have no problems while running ...
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How do I resume a 'wodim' DVD burn aborted with Ctrl+C?

I wanted to burn an ISO to a DVD+R. I decided to do a dummy write first (where the laser is off so it's basically a dry run) since I'd never used the command before and I wanted to make sure I was ...
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How do I get to know my optical drives read and write capabilities?

I want to learn which media my optical device can read and write to?
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Linux Mint: Incompatible Media Format for Burning Images on DVD DL

I've tried using Brasero and K3B but nothing seems to work. My discs are Memorex DVD+R DL and my burner says RW DVD+R DL on it. This is not identical to this question because the formats should be ...
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How to convert .bin/.cue files into DVD-ROM UDF-ISO file in linux?

How to convert .bin/.cue files into DVD-ROM UDF-ISO file in linux ? I found that genisoimage can make CD-ROM UDF with that command: genisoimage -udf -o MY_FILE.iso ~/MY_DIR/ but I didn't find for ...
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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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Programmatically breaking all files in directory along size boundaries?

Okay, so I have a directory that has lots of files in it. These files are highly-compressed archives of documents, and I want to store these to a set of DVDs. That is, I want to have each archive on a ...
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Kali Linux doesn't install

I have a problem with Kali Linux. I want to install it with live DVD, so I burned DVD, and also booted it in BIOS, but when the install options shows (install, Live amd64, Live forensic mode and so on)...
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Using MPV to play DVD movies

Beside VLC, very few dvd players have access to all DVD movie options, namely menus, and mpv is not one of them, but I use mpv to access external subtitles with DVDs and have started to appreciate ...
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Can not play Audio CD in Arch Linux

I have two Audio CDs to prepare for my upcoming English test. I can play the first CD by execute vlc cdda:// in konsole (I use Arch Linux with KDE). I also note that the Audio CD appears in the ...
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Is it possible to play the VIDEO_TS DVD folder with a generic command (mpv)?

I want to use a command for mpv video player that would play the VIDEO_TS folder (which in the case of MPV means starting directly the main video of the DVD. The main advantage of this is that in ...