Cannot play commercial dvds

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iBlob, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. iBlob macrumors newbie

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    Hi My white macbook (running 10.6) will not play a commercial dvd (BBC's Battlefield Britain: Boudicca's revolt ). When entering the dvd into my mac it shows a file called dvdvolume with a red warning circle in right corner of it. No files are inside the folder. The dvd plays on other dvd players.

    Can anyone help?

    P.S. it's a super-drive if that makes any difference.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  3. iBlob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i've tested one now and it plays perfectly.

    Also the dvd I'm trying to get working has no scratches and is not dirty
     
  4. iBlob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So how can I get it to mount, or is it just my dvd drive?
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Some discs are not easily playable on the computer. You will probably have to try playing the DVD on another computer, either a Mac or windows. I've had discs that would not play on the computer, but would play on the free standing dvd player.
     
  6. iBlob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah just tried playing it it on a Sony Vaio, running vista, and it works fine. I've never had problems playing any dvds before.
     

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