Turn Off Auto-Play of Audio and Video CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu

By Lowell Heddings on November 9th, 2006

Ubuntu automatically starts playing audio or video discs when you put them into your computer. If you don’t want this behavior, you can easily turn this off.

Navigate to System \ Preferences \ Removable Drives and Media

Here you can just uncheck the box for the disc type you don’t want to autoplay.

You can also disable autoplaying of portable media players such as an iPod.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/9/06
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