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External DVD burner

Post by Sykal » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:25 pm

Hi! It's the first time I've purchased an external DVD and I'm having a bit of trouble getting it to do some things in linux. I want to play music from it on audacious and rip music cds from it on asunder but I have found that both of these programs don't look into the external burner by default and I'm having trouble finding it manually. I can only assume that VLC will give me the same problem playing movies. I want to know where the DVD is located (since it's usb-based I can't find it in dev). I would like to use this burner in all of my PCs to not have to install another internal one on a case again. Where should it be located and how can I tell programs to look there? Thanks
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by Chiefahol » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:23 pm

Sykal wrote:I want to play music from it on audacious and rip music cds from it on asunder but I have found that both of these programs don't look into the external burner by default and I'm having trouble finding it manually. I want to know where the DVD is located (since it's usb-based I can't find it in dev).
Your DVD drive should appear in the File Explorer window where your drives are, make sure you have a disk inside otherwise it won't appear in your programs!

I would use brasero for this, it creates disk images instead of actual music files, but you can mount disk images and play them very easily in mint. I tried audacity once too with vlc but i couldn't get it working and gave up... :lol:
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by phd21 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:49 am

HI Sykal,

It would help to have more specific information on your system setup, see FYI below. What is the make and model of the USB DVD burner drive?

As was already mentioned, put a disc in the drive. I highly recommend that you do not use passive USB hubs (like 4-port or more that do not have their own power supply), plug it in directly to the computer's USB port, or use a self-powered USB hub. I have an external USB DVD burner drive that works great, but it did not when using a passive USB hub.


FYI: It would help everyone here to have more information about your system's setup: like what edition and version of Linux Mint are you using, Cinnamon, Mate, KDE (my favorite), or Xfce; version 17 or 17.1, or What?; 32-bit or 64-bit? Some more information about your hardware would be useful as well. You can get this information from top of your system menu's Welcome screen, System Information program(s), and the best is by typing in "inxi -Fxz" from a console terminal prompt, which you can then copy and paste back here. This information helps anyone here in this forum to be able to answer any questions you may have better :), thanks. You can even add this information (abbreviated) to your signature using the control panel link in the above left of this forum screen; then when you post a question or reply to one, that info will automatically be there, ex: see mine and others below their posts.
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by BlueKnight » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:59 am

Sykal wrote:I want to play music from it on audacious and rip music cds from it on asunder but I have found that both of these programs don't look into the external burner by default and I'm having trouble finding it manually.
Mine was /dev/sr0.

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Re: External DVD burner

Post by Sykal » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:56 pm

phd21 wrote:HI Sykal,

It would help to have more specific information on your system setup, see FYI below. What is the make and model of the USB DVD burner drive?

As was already mentioned, put a disc in the drive. I highly recommend that you do not use passive USB hubs (like 4-port or more that do not have their own power supply), plug it in directly to the computer's USB port, or use a self-powered USB hub. I have an external USB DVD burner drive that works great, but it did not when using a passive USB hub.


FYI: It would help everyone here to have more information about your system's setup: like what edition and version of Linux Mint are you using, Cinnamon, Mate, KDE (my favorite), or Xfce; version 17 or 17.1, or What?; 32-bit or 64-bit? Some more information about your hardware would be useful as well. You can get this information from top of your system menu's Welcome screen, System Information program(s), and the best is by typing in "inxi -Fxz" from a console terminal prompt, which you can then copy and paste back here. This information helps anyone here in this forum to be able to answer any questions you may have better :), thanks. You can even add this information (abbreviated) to your signature using the control panel link in the above left of this forum screen; then when you post a question or reply to one, that info will automatically be there, ex: see mine and others below their posts.
Thanks for the help. The DVD is an LG GP50. The drive does not plug into the wall but is powered only through the USB.
Here is the system info.

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System:    Host: hisako Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13  Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P6X58D PREMIUM version: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 1501 date: 05/10/2011
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 CPU 920 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21381 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz 5: 1600.00 MHz 6: 1600.00 MHz 7: 1600.00 MHz 8: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 13c2 bus-ID: 03:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 970/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 352.30 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: NVIDIA Device 0fbb driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 03:00.1 Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-38-generic
           Card-2: Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: c800 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: eth1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2 ver: 1.30 port: d800 bus-ID: 06:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 5501.1GB (10.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB 3: id: /dev/sdc model: SAMSUNG_HM500JI size: 500.1GB 
           4: USB id: /dev/sdd model: External_USB_3.0 size: 1000.2GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 1.8T used: 364G (21%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 12.87GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: 39.0C gpu: 0.0:41C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1721 psu: 1240 sys-1: 1278 sys-2: 1308 sys-3: 0 
Info:      Processes: 234 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 1030.8/12007.2MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by phd21 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:13 pm

Hi Sykal,

I have an external LG GP08LU30 USB DVD (Lightscribe) drive which works fairly well in addition to an Asus internal DVD drive which also works well (would be nice if they were also "blu-ray").

With this device connected, can you please run from terminal "lsusb" and post the results back here...

Like most users, I have a few USB devices, wireless usb keyboard and mouse, including my All-in-one printer, Wifi Network adapter, USB external Drive(s), USB webcam, flash drives, etc... I found that while I had the computer off, that sometimes plugging in a USB device into another USB port would be all that was needed to get some to devices to work and be recognized by the system. If you are having any issues with USB devices, then try using one USB device at a time and booting up, then another, and so on, until they are all connected an working; it should work since Linux Mint is compatible with a lot of hardware, but not all. For example: I left the USB webcam for last because it was the lowest priority for me. USB keyboard and mouse was first (obviously), Wifi (for me was 2nd for internet access), printer 3rd, USB DVD burner 4th, which I always keep connected, and then the Webcam, which I only connect when I want to use it, same goes for the external hard drives, including flash drives.

As was already pointed out, DVD/CD drives in software applications, are designated like "/dev/sr0" for first drive, "/dev/sr1" for second drive.

Try this and let us know...

Hope this helps.
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by Sykal » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:22 am

phd21 wrote:Hi Sykal,

I have an external LG GP08LU30 USB DVD (Lightscribe) drive which works fairly well in addition to an Asus internal DVD drive which also works well (would be nice if they were also "blu-ray").

With this device connected, can you please run from terminal "lsusb" and post the results back here...

Like most users, I have a few USB devices, wireless usb keyboard and mouse, including my All-in-one printer, Wifi Network adapter, USB external Drive(s), USB webcam, flash drives, etc... I found that while I had the computer off, that sometimes plugging in a USB device into another USB port would be all that was needed to get some to devices to work and be recognized by the system. If you are having any issues with USB devices, then try using one USB device at a time and booting up, then another, and so on, until they are all connected an working; it should work since Linux Mint is compatible with a lot of hardware, but not all. For example: I left the USB webcam for last because it was the lowest priority for me. USB keyboard and mouse was first (obviously), Wifi (for me was 2nd for internet access), printer 3rd, USB DVD burner 4th, which I always keep connected, and then the Webcam, which I only connect when I want to use it, same goes for the external hard drives, including flash drives.

As was already pointed out, DVD/CD drives in software applications, are designated like "/dev/sr0" for first drive, "/dev/sr1" for second drive.

Try this and let us know...

Hope this helps.
Here's the output from lsusb

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e8d:1887 MediaTek Inc. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 1038:1369 Ideazon, Inc. 
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 1131:1004 Integrated System Solution Corp. Bluetooth Device
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 045e:028e Microsoft Corp. Xbox360 Controller
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 010 Device 002: ID 0480:0100 Toshiba America Info. Systems, Inc. 
Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
I know it has to be one of those it just doesn't say LG.

Edit: I tried /dev/sr0 in asunder and it worked. The problem is asunder is not connecting to cddb to get me the song names. But that's a problem for another day. The thing is sr0 never says anything about LG or DVD. How should I be able to tell it apart if it becomes sr1 or something else? I used lsblk btw.
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by phd21 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:23 am

HI Sykal,

1. FYI: You don't need to include the other persons entire quote every time you reply. I often hit the quote button too, so I can read what they wrote while creating my reply, but after I create my reply, then I usually go back to top to remove the other person's quote to reduce duplicating text. Lately, I have also been duplicating the browser "tab" on a post I'm replying to, so, If I need to view the any of the post's other information while replying (editing); I can easily go back and forth between tabs, and when done I just close both tabs.

2. I do not see the LG listed on your "lsusb" results as it does on mine (LG HLDS) . So, there does appear to be some kind of conflict. I did check this drive on Amazon.com, and others claim it works with Linux.

3. Did you try another USB port? What other USB devices, exactly, do you have connected? Did you temporarily remove any USB hard drives and all other non-essential USB devices?

For example the results of "lsusb" shows various things like, What is the USB Bluetooth, do you have a bluetooth keyboard and or mouse, or bluetooth dongle? What is the usb Xbox controller? What is the Toshiba entry? What is the MediaTek entry? What is the Ideazon entry (a USB Gaming keyboard?)? I see the Logitech USB Unifying receiver, is that for the keyboard and or mouse, if so what kind? It looks like you connect to the internet using ethernet cable, is this correct, or do you use a USB WiFi network adapter?
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by Buzzsaw » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:50 pm

The thing is sr0 never says anything about LG or DVD. How should I be able to tell it apart if it becomes sr1 or something else?
The first optical drive detected by the system after booting is /dev/sr0. The second one detected is /dev/sr1. The third one detected is /dev/sr2. Etc.

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Re: External DVD burner

Post by Sykal » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:26 pm

Buzzsaw wrote:
The thing is sr0 never says anything about LG or DVD. How should I be able to tell it apart if it becomes sr1 or something else?
The first optical drive detected by the system after booting is /dev/sr0. The second one detected is /dev/sr1. The third one detected is /dev/sr2. Etc.
Thanks for the info.
Thanks to everyone who helped me. I'm happily ripping music with sound juicer now. It has less features than asunder but gets the job done right.
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Re: External DVD burner

Post by phd21 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:43 pm

Hi Sykal,

Well, certainly glad to hear that your external DVD is working.

FYI: The wonderful Amarok music player (& music manager) can also easily rip music quickly too and in various formats; So can most of the DVD/CD burning software, like "K3b" and "xfburn".
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