DVD Player for iMac? How do I play DVDs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bobright, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    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
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    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?
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2002
    VLC should be able to play it, if that's not working it's likely something's wrong with the DVD
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2008
    ND, USA
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2007
    Cape Cod, MA
    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
  6. thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    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.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    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.

    You can set autoplay in the Preferences panel

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