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03-04-2009 03:19 PM
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03-05-2009 09:50 AM - edited 03-05-2009 09:52 AM
Check to see if your installation of Ubuntu has a program called K3b...likely under the multimedia section of the programs. K3b is the open source cd and dvd burning program and is a complete replacement for Nero as far as burning. As far as watching dvd videos, you can use any of the Linux multimedia players like Kaffeine, Mplayer or Xine to play DVDs. You may need to download and install some Codecs but with ubuntu it is a piece of cake using the software updater and the apt-get function to download anything you need from the Ubuntu update servers. For video authoring and capture you can use OpenSource programs like Kino and DeVeDe.
The DVD drive will just work and mount in Ubuntu when you plug it in so you will have DVD data reading capability and you just need to add the software so you can do the fun stuff. Why they sent you a Vista software disk I have no clue. You might call HP Support and ask them if they have a Linux disk with some of this software on it (pretty sure they will not have a Linux nero disk but you can ask).
03-05-2009 10:07 AM
Thnx for the reply. I've continued to websearch DVD-related issues as they concern HP Mini 1000 Mi and Linux (Ubuntu). I've learned that my Asus 901 running Hardy Heron and no Windows has Brasero, a muli-faceted CD/DVD program standard in Hardy Heron. I found K3b via Synaptic but have not added K3b to my Asus 901. When my HP Mini 1000 Mi (Ubuntu) arrives, I'll see whether it has Brasero or K3b.
My hunch has come to be that HP sends a generic HP DVD that virtually always includes the Nero Essentials 7 CD for Vista/XP etc. Since I have two XP machines that I hardly use now that I have a Linux machine (and soon another), I'll use the Nero CD for using the external DVD gadget with the XP machines if ever necessary.
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