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"Baked-up" DVD playback

Postby whayong on Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:00 am

Hello everyone. This is a fiarly new problem for me. I've been backing up my DVD's for years now using the K9Copy + K3B combo. I haven't had any problems until now with both Ubuntu and Linux Mint. This however is specific to Mint as far as I can tell. After the burn process, K3B always informs me of a successful burn. However, after re-inserting the disc (DVD get's ejected automatically after the burn process), Mint detects the newly written DVD as a blank DVD. None of the players will read the DVD including, Totem, MPlayer and VLC. At first, I thought it was a problem with the burn but for some reason I decided to try it out on an XP machine. XP and PowerDVD recognized the discs and played them just fine. On the Mint box, regular (non-backed-up) discs are recognized fine and play OK. Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby Husse on Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:49 am

I vaguely remember something like this....
Just to test - is it the same if you reboot? or restart X?
There may be something in memory that makes Mint believe it's an empty disk
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby whayong on Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:01 pm

I didn't restart X. I did however restart and shutdown tje box itself. Still no go.
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby EchoLynx on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:07 am

I have never heard of this before, but I don't think restarting X would help with anything. X is a window manager, and as far as I can tell, has nothing to do with reading DVDs. (so says the newbie)

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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby Husse on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:22 am

Well X has nothing to do with playing DVDs - correct
But if you restart X all apps that rely on X are also restarted, so it's a "semi-boot"
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby whayong on Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:57 am

Turns out I have quite a few "backed up" DVD's that aren't playing in Daryna and plays fine with other XP programs. Not all of my "backed up" DVD's aren't playing though. Some are just working fine. I've been using K3B to burn these DVD's and have a feeling the problem lies within K3B.
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby Husse on Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:22 am

I have to look at this more closely
Are all DVDs the same brand?
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby msuggs on Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:20 am

I've had success recently using k9copy and getting it to make an iso of the dvd and then burning the iso with Brasero.
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Re: "Bcked-up DVD playback

Postby whayong on Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:13 am

Husse wrote:I have to look at this more closely
Are all DVDs the same brand?


No, the blank DVD's I've used and worked/didn't work are Ridata and TDK's. Keep in mind not all my "backed-up" DVD's are un-readable/un-mountable. Some work, some don't. The problem is it cannot be a bad burn becuase the ones that don't work are playable and detected on an XP box. I should try it on a Ubuntu (hardy) box as well but it have been pre-occupied lately.

Side note: I burned a DVD last night after re-installing k3B via synaptic and the end product was readable. Maybe it fixed it maybe it didn't. After all, it's been a hit and miss kind of thing with me lately.
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