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Solved, all because I was an idiot !

The items are easily viewable. What threw me is that the nine folders were not labelled !

It's only when I copied and paste the file did the file become named properly.  Tried it again in windows which works the same.

Thx all for the suggestions

Hello rickc,

How old is you dvd player.  I seem to go thru one every few years.  They are so cheap and unreliable, in my opinion.  I have issues with my asus dvd player but not with cd's on my desktop peppermint.  Funny how my laptop peppermint reads dvd and cd's fine.

It's brand new - but it is a cheap USB DVD RW.

It reads DVD's and CD's fine, but not rom content on them


This thread was all I could find online, so at least it's not just me with it!

So if modern windows doesn't support DVD rom content, can linux?


Incidentally my hard drive also has ubuntu 20 and Windows 10.  Same issue with the other two

Chances are it was some kind of software that was supposed to run on older versions of Windows to give you the bonus content. What is the DVD?

It's disc 6 of this "earbook" - - extra content is 9 gigs in mp3 format. The first 6 sections work fine, the 7th - pc content, cannot be found

My VLC was snap store.  I've uninstalled and done it the old way, but no joy

Although this is a recent release DVD, it's years since I've seen anything with PC only content.

Sounds like this is my fault for abandoning windows xp :)

have figured out I have libdvdnav4 and libdvdread7 installed.

Incidentally my hard drive also has ubuntu 20 and Windows 10.  Same issue with the other two

I'm using a USB dvd player as my laptop doesn't have one

weird one, have you got libdvdread4 and libdvdnav4 installed?

No, fairly sure they aren't. I tried sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

I got this

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package libdvdread4 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'libdvdread4' has no installation candidate

I use VLC as it has always coped with anything I've thrown at it before.

I've got a DVD which has bonus content if used on a PC.   The content is mp3 files

When I click on the option for bonus content in VLC it says insert disk into your PC.   Handbrake doesn't see the mp3 files either. Neither does file manager. The DVD is new so I'm sure the files are on there

Googled it with no joy, other than finding that this is a problem with windows 10

This is driving me mad (there's six concerts on there, and I was at one of them!) and I would greatly appreciate any ideas !!!

Many thanks


You will have to try hard to find a simpler tutorial on any subject ! 

Apple Music

There is no official Apple support, but there is an littlel known unofficial way that works extremely well. 

Goto and log in with your Apple ID and password

Now find ICE in your menu and add the website.  Label it "Apple Music", select "site favicon" then add to Multimedia.

Now goto Multimedia in your menu and there is the Apple Music logo.  Right click on it to add to your panel, desktop or favourites.

Google Play Music

The desktop app is a better option than using your browser as it uses less ROM and is harder to close by mistake.  It also has support for YouTube music.  You would need two bookmarks to visit either of these sites using a browser. Again you can use ICE in the same way as above to put this in your panel.

Easy installation and more info at!


Use the linux client. Again, this will be better for ROM use if you are also using a browser.
Easy installation
In your multimedia menu, right click if you wish to add Spotify to your panel.

Enjoy  8)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Future of Peppermint
« on: September 14, 2019, 07:57:10 am »
Hi folks

This seems as good a thread as any to cheekily make requests for future editions!

There's two things I'd like:

1. I like the simple wallpaper changer, which I think is exclusively in the lxle distro. It's just an icon in the panel you click and you get a random wallpaper. It doesn't use any system resources when idle.

2. More importantly, any chance of native support for hot corners?  When I orignally moved to peppermint, there was xf dashboard or Brightside.  Brightside has disappeared from the repos, and xf dashboard no longer supports the hot corner plugin.  In any case, native support would be great if at all possible!

Cheers  8)

General Discussion / Re: [Solved] Peppermint 9 vs Peppermint 10
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:32:05 am »
Quick thankyou for p10.  I've installed it onto a memory stick for my son so he can privately use his work laptop while at work.  Think he just plays old games on steam and checks his emails etc.  He loves it! Performance is good,

I'm still using 9, will do a fresh install when 10.5 comes out

I tend not to post anymore, largely because the OS just works so I never need help !

Software & Applications / Brightside and xfdashboard
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:33:08 am »
I've done a fresh install of Peppermint 9

I had Brightside working in 8, but I can't now find a way to install it.    This is what happens when I install the way that worked previously:

sudo apt-get install brightside
[sudo] password for rick:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package brightside

The other issue is xfdashboard.   I can only start it via terminal. When I do I get this:

$ xfdashboard

(xfdashboard:7005): xfdashboard-WARNING **: 19:29:26.170: Failed to connect to session manager: Failed to connect to the session manager: SESSION_MANAGER environment variable not defined

(xfdashboard:7005): xfdashboard-plugin-hot_corner-WARNING **: 19:29:26.347: Disabling hot-corner plugin because application is not running as daemon.hee

Any advice appreciated

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: The popularity of Peppermint...
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:57:59 am »
Yeah, I'm still on 8!

I guess all I meant was that I find it surprising that this distro isn't far higher up the distro watch downloads.  If the community is relaxed with that, as it seems to be, then there's no problem

Having used (at best as an average user) linux for ten years, I can honestly say this is the only distro I've used where I haven't ran into problems and needed help to fix, or just do a full reinstall.  I don't feel this distro gets the wider recognition it deserves

GNU/Linux Discussion / The popularity of Peppermint...
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:38:10 am »

The strength of this distro is it's stability and speed..  This I think disadvantages Peppermint in reviews. A review cannot really look at stability, only for the time they are testing.  So the distros that get the attention tend to be ones with eye candy or special features.

I'm not sure how important it is to all concerned here to see Peppermint become more popular, but I have an idea:

Ice is a very special feature, one that doesn't get the attention is deserves. Probably because reviewers don't get given the best of it on a plate.  I think more could be done together by this community to make this the ultimate OS for the internet.

I'd recommend that for a future edition there be stacks of ICE menu entries, eg Word online etc   That would really make this OS stand out

Together we could also recommend useful websites.  I've never known an OS ship with a browser that is pre-loaded with hundreds of bookmarks, organised into useful folders. Again, that would be a standout feature

I should probably add a third idea, but I can't think of one  :D

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Gnome desktop - my frustration
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:20:30 pm »
Been enjoying MX linux, which works well with Gnome.    Been using it for some months now, and I've found it very stable.  So instead of dual booting with windows, I'm now triple booting. Gnome is great (once you've fine tuned it) - but the speed of Peppermint with ICE still makes this the best distro for browsing

So I'm no longer frustrated - I can scratch my gnome itch when I like and stay here too. All good :)

On the less good side, I test drove Ubuntu 18 LTS and found it quite slow and buggy.  It's not a great implementation of Gnome imo, although I accept it's horrible everywhere until you tweak it extensively.  I think it feels rushed.

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