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Old Feb 4, 2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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DVD Player for iMac? How do I play DVDs?

I burned a DVD and want to play it, I see it mounted but it wont play in VLC?

I have a new iMac and no iDVD
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Does DVD Player in the Applications folder not work?

And what folders and file types are on the burned DVD, if it is a video DVD at all?
Open a Finder window, select the DVD and expand all folders on that DVD in List View (CMD+2) and make a screenshot and attach it to your next post.

And since you probably use an external DVD player, what model is it exactly?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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I burned a DVD and want to play it, I see it mounted but it wont play in VLC?

I have a new iMac and no iDVD
VLC should be able to play it, if that's not working it's likely something's wrong with the DVD
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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VLC is THE way to go
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:21 PM   #5
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I burned a DVD and want to play it, I see it mounted but it wont play in VLC?

I have a new iMac and no iDVD
iDVD IS NOT FOR PLAYING DVD'S... DVD Player is... If that is not in the application folder download it from apple ( might be an extra to install if on the recovery partition ) or use VLC
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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Does DVD Player in the Applications folder not work?

And what folders and file types are on the burned DVD, if it is a video DVD at all?
Open a Finder window, select the DVD and expand all folders on that DVD in List View (CMD+2) and make a screenshot and attach it to your next post.

And since you probably use an external DVD player, what model is it exactly?
I feel so stupid this worked. It didnt auto play so that's why I made the thread figured I needed an app. VLC didn't work for me.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:49 AM   #7
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I feel so stupid this worked.
Don't, apple does not have a very obvious documentation... but in principal you can safely assume a mac will do what you want out of the box (within reason).

Use forums to help.

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It didnt auto play so that's why I made the thread figured I needed an app. VLC didn't work for me.
You can set autoplay in the Preferences panel
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