15" MBP Wont Play DVD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hrothgar, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

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    My 15" MBP is almost 2 years old. It won't play a particular DVD. The DVD plays fine in my Dell. I tried running VMFusion/Windows on the Mac, but it still wont play the DVD. The dvd drive on the Mac is a "Superdrive."

    The files on the DVD are: BUP, IFO, and VOB.

    Any ideas why this wont play? Can I get them to play?
     
  2. zsrhusain macrumors newbie

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    Try playing the files with VLC Media Player. The app with play almost any type of video file. You can download it from

    http://www.videolan.org

    Hope this helps you :)
     
  3. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but it still doesn't work.
    Maybe I'm doing it wrong. But the drive spits out the dvd. I don't see how I can get it to play with anything?
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    DVDs are expected to have a VIDEO_TS folder first then the files.
    Is the DVD a commercial DVD? Maybe the DVD player on the Mac requires the VIDEO_TS folder structure but the dell doesn't?
     
  5. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll confirm tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure that when I had the video in my Dell, it had video_ts files. the dvd was manufactured by a small business. The owner sent me a replacement, but that didn't work either. He said that he hadn't heard of any other Mac owners having trouble reading it.

    It's not a big deal. I'm just curious.
     
  6. ianwuk macrumors regular

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    If it spits the disc out it means that it may be having trouble reading it due to the disc itself (quality). My MBP was very fussy over what discs it would and would not read and would spit out anything it did not like. These discs played on a PC fine.

    If possible try copying the DVD to another disc and try that instead.
     
  7. Hrothgar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll try that. But there are four discs at issue, and none of them will play. It is a mystery.
     

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