My external drive will mount some DVDs and not others. I tried with Windows 10, and it was able to read all the DVDs with the same drive. I also tried using Ubuntu 18 and Ubuntu 20, but encountered the same problem as Manjaro.
With my Manjaro install, I’ve tried 5.4 and 5.7 kernels. For DVDs that don’t mount, i don’t see the DVD in file manager and VLC outputs:
Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/sr0'. Check the log for details.
Info on my drive:
$ inxi -dxx Drives: Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 9.35 GiB (1.0%) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLW1T0HMLH-000L7 size: 953.87 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: ASUS model: BW-16D1HT rev: 3.10 dev-links: N/A Features: speed: 47 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Thanks for any insight or suggestions!