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DVDs not recognized in ubuntu karmic

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by ianerick, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. ianerick

    ianerick Thread Starter

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    Ubuntu seems to simply ignore DVDs while CDs open up right away. i have the DVDr, DVD+RW tools installed through apt-get, i'm using GNOME and Nautilus for burning. i little while ago, after i had taken a break from trying to fix it for a while, the pop-up randomly appeared saying i had just inserted blank DVD. i tried to burn something on it and nautilus tells me the DVD only has 294MB on it. i just purchased these, and even if they were in use they're +RW so it shouldn't matter. Does anybody have an idea what could be wrong? thank you in advance.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Your optical drive does read or read and write DVDs? If so, DVD+RW disks are compatible with it?

    Please don't regard these as dumb questions. Went a long time in one recent thread until the OP realized his DVD-R discs weren't compatible and in another thread until the OP realized his optical drive wrote CDs but not DVDs. :)
     
  3. ianerick

    ianerick Thread Starter

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    yes their compatible, on the front of the drive it has DVD R/RW, DVD+RW, and CD.
     
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    Ok, another one of those dumb questions. Are you sure the DVD write function works on this drive, have you written to a DVD on it recently with a different operating system? Reason i ask is because i have quite a few combo drives in the junk box that i have replaced for people that will write cd`s and play DVD movies fine, but will not see or write to a blank DVD on any operating system. You could have a firmware problem with the drive.
     
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    Playing and navigating through DVDs requires a proprietary codec which doesn't come with ubuntu but can be installed.

    Open terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal), and type in the following code:

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    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread4 libdvdnav4
    That's purely for DVD Videos, but upon installing those packages, my DVD burner started working as well. Hope it also works for you :)
     
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