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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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How to burn iso image to DVD using dd command

I was looking at the command to burn iso image to a dvd. But I couldnt get the name of the device. In the /dev/ I could see cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw. I am using debian. When I gave the command, I got ...
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What is the Linux equivalent of the Windows registry?

I have a DVD+-RW drive that has quit working. Apparently many users of this laptop model experience the same problem under windows and are required to edit the registry to correct the problem. So ...
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How to rip a scratched DVD-Video? (a “cdparanoia for DVDs”)

I usually use the very nice and simple dvdbackup program to rip and backup my DVD-Video. However some of my DVDs have a few scratches and my DVD drive has some trouble reading a few sectors. So, is ...
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Creating UDF image in Linux

It's embarrassing to imagine that there are no intelligent tools on Linux to create UDF images, similar to makeisofs, but I have yet to find any. The tool genisoimage does work for creating video disk ...
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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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Is there a CD/DVD disk reading test tool for Linux?

When I was using DOS and Windows I've seen quite a selection of tools to check optical disks for readability and benchmark an optical drive itself. Most of them were even visualising the results in ...
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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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How to convert a PDF file to a DVD movie?

Each page would be navigable with the player's 'next' button. The result should have a directory called VIDEO_TS, to ensure it will play in old players.
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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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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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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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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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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 re-encode a DVD into a single file?

A DVD file layout has a directory named "VIDEO_TS" which contains a variety of files. These files can include multiple video and audio channels, subtitles, and menu structure (UI). Is there a format ...
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Why do I have to use sh to execute scripts from CD/DVD media?

I hit again on this strange behaviour of the system. I'm running Debian 6.0.6 and had quite some troubles executing a script directly from CD/DVD. Finally I had to use: sh /media/cdrom/command to ...
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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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How do I get DVDs to play in Debian?

I just installed Debian Live and movie or video DVDs do not play. Totem gives me this error: Could not read from resource. Opening the disk in VLC has no response. How can I play DVDs?
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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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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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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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DVD drive constanly spins up/down when idle

DVD drive constantly spins up/down when idle on notebook. I cannot track what is causing it. The process of spinning up/down is quite noisy and disturbing. lsof cannot find anything that have device ...
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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 larger ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't play DVDs on Linux Ubuntu laptop

I can't play a DVD on my Ubuntu laptop. I've tried VLC. A window with a traffic cone opens and the Drive spins for a short time, then stops. Nothing else happens.
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Verify if a system has DVD burners?

Is it possible to verify if the system has a DVD burner installed? I need this for a script.
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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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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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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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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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Can't burn DVD — incompatible format

I have been trying to burn a few ISOs lately with no success and have certainly used this hardware in the past, so I am not sure what's going on. I am using DVD-R media (tried multiple discs) which ...
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How to create a copy of DVD that is larger than maximum size of file on filesystem?

How to create copy of DVD, which ISO image size is larger than maximum size of file on filesystem? There is only one DVD drive.
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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 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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS doesn't auto-mount DVD drive

For some reason, my Ubuntu has ceased to auto-mount DVD media. I can do manually sudo mount /dev/dvdrw /mnt/dvdrw and mounting happens fine and I can access the media. But it doesn't do it ...
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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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Can I use dd to make an ISO of a DVD that is only as large as the data on the DVD?

I am starting to make backups of my movie DVDs at home. I am using DD to make ISO images of my DVD as follows: dd if=/dev/dvd of=~/dvd/abc.iso However, even though the content of the DVD is only, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create a DVD Video ISO image from a directory

I've prepared myself a DVD Video image using 3rd-party tools. It has created a VIDEO_TS folder et al, and looks great. What I'd like to do next is to add another folder to store additional non-DVD-...
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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 ...