2015 MacBook, External CD Drive, and iTunes Autoplay

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  1. pennengr, Jun 13, 2018
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    pennengr macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I have a 2015 MacBook with no built-in CD/DVD player. I recently bought an external CD/DVD drive to convert some CD's to digital. The problem I'm having is constant iTunes launches when I insert a disc. I'm putting the digital files on a NAS drive, and using iTunes to rip the CD's results in missing album art - so I was trying to use XLD.

    Is there a command line way to prevent iTunes autoplay for CD's? I know that there is a system preferences pane - but this is absent on MacBooks without built-in CD drives.

    Thanks for any advice. I've been searching for a couple of days without success.
     
  2. pennengr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even worse - if the disc wasn't previously imported it starts doing so automatically into iTunes every time
     
  3. JackRoch macrumors member

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    Anything in iTunes Preferences that might help?
    e.g. on my iMac there's 'when a CD is inserted…' followed by pop-up menu.
    i just use 'show CD'
     
  4. pennengr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - I'd missed that setting - so I am able to "show CD" instead of import, but so far not able to prevent iTunes from opening.
     
  5. JackRoch macrumors member

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    I use that setting but also the CD/DVD pane in System Preferences – which I do have even though my iMac doesn't have an internal drive…
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  6. pennengr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here's what I have. I saw a note on the Apple site about how the preference isn't available on certain Macs. prefs.jpeg
     
  7. JackRoch macrumors member

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    Aha! I've just unplugged my external CD/DVD drive and the preference pane for it disappears.
    Normally it's shown immediately before 'Displays'…

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  8. pennengr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - this did it for me. The preference pane is only present when the drive is plugged in.
     

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