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    Angry How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    As a warning; I am a complete and utter newbie to all things Linux/Ubuntu, etc.

    I just want to do something, that while I was using Windows, was incredibly simple stupid. Evidently, as I have found with all things Ubuntu, nothing is simple.

    My problem?

    I can't burn a DVD and have it play properly.

    I CAN convert any file type to an .iso (devede).
    I CAN even get my various burning programs (k3b, brasero, etc) to burn the .iso files onto a DVD.

    So where's the problem? When I attempt to play the DVD everything works just swimmingly...for 45 minutes. It then stops, stutters, and fails.

    Every. Single. DVD. Fails.

    This same process, on this same computer, using Windows, gave me absolutely PERFECT dvds with no playback issues what so ever. So, HEY! maybe the solution is Wine! Right?! no. No it is not. None of the programs I know to work on Windows for this work on Wine (some don't even bothering opening)...even the ones Wine's website claims to work, do not work.

    I've tried burning at slower speeds.
    I've tried different programs.
    I've tried combing through countless forum topics and wikis, etc. (as I have done, every day, for two months in an attempt just to make Ubuntu usable for the most basic of tasks)

    I am at a loss. I was so grateful that Ubuntu helped me get my piece of crap computer to work again after my Windows became corrupted and I had no other recourse.

    Now, I have a functioning computer that does not FUNCTION and it is driving me nuts.

    I am about to light the computer on fire, and just wash my hands of all things linux forever. As, after 15 years of super using Windows like a BOSS and aiding others in fixing their computer issues... two months on Ubuntu has made me question my intelligence, my sanity, and whether or not I am possibly in a special computer lovers version of Hell.

    This shouldn't be this hard, guys.

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    Re: How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    install k3b
    its available for free on ubuntu software center

    or even u can install nero

    For 32 bit 11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10

    wget -O nero-32bit.deb http://goo.gl/VVbyn
    sudo dpkg -i nero-32bit.deb
    sudo rm nero-32bit.deb
    for 64 bit

    wget -O nero-64bit.deb http://goo.gl/gu369
    sudo dpkg -i nero-64bit.deb
    sudo rm nero-64bit.deb

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    Re: How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    Quote Originally Posted by prabhanjan View Post
    install k3b
    its available for free on ubuntu software center

    or even u can install nero

    For 32 bit 11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10


    for 64 bit
    I am using K3b. I also tried Brasero. Neither work.

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    Re: How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    Hello Poe4, i hope you don't give up on linux yet, i know it can be frustrating.
    Probably not much help but my way of working around these issues is just use
    windows for the apps. that are giving me problems. But then i still have windows,
    maybe you don't.

    Burning DVD's being one of the things that i still use windows for, after experiences similar to yours. In summation i just use whatever works.

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    Re: How to burn .iso files to DVD properly

    There is one simple thing to check. Check the .iso directly to see if it plays. If it plays correctly, you can rule out a hardware problem.

    And by the way, how large is the .iso?
    Last edited by VanillaMozilla; January 29th, 2013 at 04:14 PM.

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