DVD Drive Support?


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Fellow Forum Members,

My new UnRaid Server build includes two Samsung DVD drives. However, I am confused to see the DVD drives do not appear on my UnRaid GUI dashboard.  Why doesn't the UnRAID OS dashboard tab show icons for DVD drives? The purpose for the DVD drives is to transfer data from DVD discs straight to my UnRaid Server Cache Drive.  So I am confused how I can accomplish such a task if my UnRAID OS is not recognizing my two DVD Drives which by the way are recognized in my SuperMicro motherboard BIOS BOOT section.  Does it require I perform some special UnRAID OS configuration task after my Parity check process concludes in another 10 hours so my DVD drives become operational? Or does it require I setup a Windows emulated machine inside my UnRaid server so I can be able to work with DVD discs?  Any advice will be welcomed.

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If you haven't already, I'd install the community applications plugin.

On there, search for the jlesage makemkv plugin. It seems to be the most poopular MakeMKV solution right now. Link: https://old.reddit.com/r/unRAID/comments/dek25r/best_makemkv_docker_container/f30i8kf/


I myself am looking for a similar solution at the moment. Hopefully this will give you a direction to go in. Cheers

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Hi , i have also a problem to "detect" my old IDE DVD Drive directly within UD plugin. If i list my system devices  is see the USB to PATA Adapter (which i need because of IDE) and in the SCSI Devices is see the DVD, i even can  mount it manually ans pass it to MakeMKV but its not seen in UD. If i atach another usb HD it will be detectet in the plugin. I also listet the UD settings below.


Thank you for any advice.





USB Devices

Bus 001 Device 001:    ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003:    ID 0557:7000 ATEN International Co., Ltd Hub
Bus 001 Device 004:    ID 0557:2419 ATEN International Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 010:    ID 152d:2338 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JM20337 Hi-Speed USB to SATA & PATA Combo Bridge
Bus 002 Device 001:    ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002:    ID 0951:1666 Kingston Technology DataTraveler 100 G3/G4/SE9 G2

SCSI Devices

[0:0:0:0]    cd/dvd  IDE      DVD-ROM 16X      3.10  /dev/sr0        -
[1:0:0:0]    disk    Kingston DataTraveler 3.0       /dev/sda   15.4GB


Unassigned Devices
Common Settings
Common Script:
Destructive Mode:

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