I got it to boot with this guide
Try to look up the file on google - ISO-2-USB EFI-Booter for Mac 0.01 beta - Ubuntu 10.10 Live
Use the 32bit file
There's an open bug for this feature, so it is on the developers' radar. (See also this related bug.) In the meantime, you could install a file manager that offers auto-mounting, such as Nautilus.
If you'd like, you can mark yourself as affected on the bug or post a bounty.
I'm not a developer, so I can't answer your specific question. However it is easy to get automount. There are several ways to do it the easiest is to install usbmount
sudo apt-get install usbmount
I't will automount hfsplus, vfat, and ext file systems. If you need to automount other file systems you can add them to /etc/usbmount/usbmount.conf. It works ...
I have had troubles with the videos app as well. You could open it by starting it from the terminal with:
Then copy and paste the output of the command here to give us more info.
You could try installing libdvd-pkg which should install everything you need to play a dvd.
sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg
You will then need to run the following ...
Yes, removable media is getting auto mounted. Contrary to other OS the file manager won't popup if you insert a media. Apparently there is no option to set the default action for audio CDs or DVDs, like open them in VLC or sth.