HELP! DVD Won't play on my G5

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BLDun, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. BLDun macrumors regular

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    I inserted a dvd of Beauty and the Beast for my grandson and it won't play on my G5. When I put it in my iBook it plays OK. Other dvd's play in my G5. why not this one?????
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does it play using different apps (like VLC)? What exactly happens after you put the disk in?
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Is it clean? I only say that from personal experience with small sticky fingers. Some drives are fussier than others at reading past surface marks and scratches.
     
  4. BLDun thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not familiar with VLC so I don't know if it will play or not. When I insert the disc it just sits there for a while and then ejects itself. Usually when I insert a dvd I can hear it begin to whirl and then dvd player opens and we're good to go. When I put this same dvd in my iBook it responds almost immediately and opend dvd player and everything is fine. I want to play it on the larger screen I have hooked up to my G5 but. . . . . One thing I did notice is that I have a newer version of dvd player in my G5 than my iBook. Shouldn't make any difference should it??? I mean all my other dvd's seem to play ok in the G5
     
  5. BLDun thread starter macrumors regular

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    frankblunt - Yea, I thought that might a problem too so I checked it and it is perfectly clean. In fact it is almost brand new.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, it's not sounding like a problem at an application level. As frankblundt said, make sure the disk is clean and maybe invest in a CD cleaner for your G5's drive. In the meantime, I guess you could try a quick PRAM reset, if only to rule that out as a problem (it probably won't help but it won't do any harm). :)
     
  7. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    I'm running into a similar problem. I have a 1.8G G5 PowerMac.
    It doesn't seem to read DVDs. CDs no problem. But some backup data I have on DVDs has me a bit worried.
    Any ideas?
     
  8. risc macrumors 68030

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    This happened to me when I "tested" Front Row on my Power Mac G5, DVDs stopped reading and I had to reset the pram to get it to work again.
     
  9. williamw macrumors member

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    Thats Crappy, same thing happened to to my G4 iMac
     
  10. beatzfreak macrumors 6502

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    Same here.
    Brand new Powermac G5 won't play DVDs that my husband's ibook plays with no problem.

    I often get -36 errors on the G5.
     

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