my cd/dvd burner does not mount with ubuntu

Asked by txomin on 2009-07-19

Hi, could anyone help me?

I'm new with ubuntu. I installed it a few days ago and I thougth everything was working well, but now I realize that my Matsita CD/DVD burner is not working. If I try to burn a cd or dvd, the message normalizing tracks appears on the screen and no driving speed is visible, neither matsita drive light.
It also does not read dvd-s.

Thanks

Txomin

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2009-07-21
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2009-07-21
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2009-07-21

Can you mount and read data cds? can you play audio cds?

Can you please provide the output of:

sudo lshw | grep -i dvd

thanks

txomin (txomazba) said : #2

Hi,

It can read data cds and play audio cds, but when I play an vcd there is no sound.
This is the output:

description: DVD-RAM writer
                product: DVD-RAM UJ-850S
                logical name: /dev/dvd
                logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram

thanks

txomin (txomazba) said : #3

I forgot to tell you that it can mount data cds, but not audio cds.

thanks

Shang Wu (shangwu) said : #4

When you said it doesn't mount, do you mean that it doesn't auto play?? I don't see how Ubuntu can read a data CD, but not audio CD....

txomin (txomazba) said : #5

I mean that I cannot burn audio cd-s, neither dvds, but it is possible to burn data cd-s.

Thanks

Try a different urning app:

K3b (KDE), gnomebaker, brasero, serpentine, graveman, Nautilus-CD-Burner, GToaster, xcdroast (GNOME), wodim (terminal-based)

txomin (txomazba) said : #7

Thanks,

it works well with K3b. Now I can burn cd-s and dvd-s, but I cannot play dvd-s.
Do you know any program other than Codeine, SMPlayer, Movie Player, Kino.

Txomin

You need these commands:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then run:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

You will get a warning about trusting the source, thats what the medibuntu-keyring is for. You won't get warnings after installing that.

You can now run:

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

and you can now play DVD in any player you choose

txomin (txomazba) said : #9

Thanks a lot, everything working well.

Txomin

txomin (txomazba) said : #10

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.