How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

Simple, just use alcohol (brandy) to remove sticky dirt, dust on the surface of a DVD or a CD. It works wonders and removes it in one go. Dip a piece of cotton in brandy and wipe the disc surface inward to outward and not in a circular motion.

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How to play DVDs on Ubuntu Linux computer

If you want to play Movie DVDs on Linux, then the earlier method of will not work anymore on Ubuntu. To start playing movie DVDs, do the following.

$ sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libdvd-pkg <enter>

Once you are done installing above package, the DVDs can be played flawlessly using VLC.

Read encrypted DVDs on Ubuntu

By default, Ubuntu or Xubuntu cannot read encrypted DVDs. To be able to do so, run the following command in a terminal: $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh <enter>

Extract audio from DVD

There are 2 methods: # mplayer vcd://04 -cdrom-device /dev/sr0 -dumpaudio -dumpfile /tmp/track04.mp3 <enter> # transcode -i /dev/dvd -x dvd -T 1,-1 -a 0 -y wav -m track01.wav <enter> # bladeenc -256 -rawfreq=48000 track01.wav track01.mp3 <enter>

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