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Old 04-13-2015, 01:43 PM   #16
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There are a number of different formats available for DVD.

For example, Video DVD, storing data files such as pictures on DVD, and the one you want, a data image using the ISO extension.
I use DVD RW disks so that I can reuse the same DVD many times.

I would suggest the KDE program, k3b for burning CD's and DVD's.
It works on GNOME desktops (such as Mint) even though it expects a KDE environment.
So installation may drag in a lot of extra packages.

If you still have problems,
a) Check the download is correct,
b) Burn your DVD at half speed.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 03:53 PM   #17
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@JeremyBoden: The mystery continues. I burned a new live disk at the slowest burn speed, and verified the m5sum. However, my computer won't boot from this one either. I've checked to make sure that the CD drive is the first boot option, and it is. I've tried rebooting, hitting F12, and choosing the CD drive that way, but that doesn't work either. Just out of curiosity, I then burned a data disk at the highest speed. The computer is recognizing that one just fine, and all the files look perfect. Is it possible that I'm still having a disk drive problem? (And, should I start a new thread for that? I realize this is different from the still-unsolved issue that I started with.) I haven't been able to find diagnostics that are CD drive-specific -- when I search, I get a lot of results relating to hard drives.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 04:09 PM   #18
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You can test the cd by mounting it and checking the md5 sums.

The commands should be something like this (UNTESTED)

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sudo mkdir -p /mnt/cd
sudo mount /dev/cdrom # might also be /dev/cdrom0 or something else, take a look at the /dev directory
cd /mnt/cd
md5sum -c MD5SUMS
Check if it says ok for all files.

Again I would recommend using a usb stick if you have doubts on your dvd drive as said in my previous post.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 04:15 PM   #19
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If my previous post leaves you with open questions you can take a look at this howto on md5sum checking
 
Old 04-13-2015, 07:09 PM   #20
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Thanks, everyone. I don't have a thumb drive at home, but I am going to get one this week and try it that way. I will post an update when I do.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 11:45 PM   #21
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Okay, I was able to get a thumb drive today, burn a copy of the Maya ISO to it, and boot my computer to it. I tried viewing an Amazon Prime video, and got the same problem -- lowest-quality download speed with Flash Player. I then burned a copy of the current version of Mint over Maya, booted to that, and installed Pipelight. After a couple of hours of dinking around, Pipelight is now working beautifully on Mint 17, showing crips high-definition video. Sadly, I can't get it to work on Maya no matter what I try, so it looks like an OS upgrade maybe in my future.
 
Old 04-16-2015, 03:20 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by loshakova View Post
Okay, I was able to get a thumb drive today, burn a copy of the Maya ISO to it, and boot my computer to it. I tried viewing an Amazon Prime video, and got the same problem -- lowest-quality download speed with Flash Player. I then burned a copy of the current version of Mint over Maya, booted to that, and installed Pipelight. After a couple of hours of dinking around, Pipelight is now working beautifully on Mint 17, showing crips high-definition video. Sadly, I can't get it to work on Maya no matter what I try, so it looks like an OS upgrade maybe in my future.
Congrats. Now at least you have a way out :-)
 
Old 04-16-2015, 05:12 AM   #23
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The wonders of DRM.
 
  


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