DVD Player for iMac? How do I play DVDs?

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

  1. macrumors 601

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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
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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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?
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    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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    Caseynd

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  5. macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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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