Can't play DVD's using external DVD drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by QE2, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. QE2 macrumors member

    May 25, 2013
    Went to play a DVD today, using my super drive mounted in an external USB caddy. Immediately upon inserting the DVD, I got the error message 'A valid DVD drive could not be found. [-70012].

    Now I did a google, and immediately found this is a common issue, that comes with attempting to play DVDs using an external DVD drive. The easiest solution; play the DVD using VLC... Great I thought, I've already got that...! Except it won't work, I've tried it with two DVDs, I've tried playing straight from the VIDEO_TS folder; no cigar, just a bunch of errors...!?

    I know the drive works, as it had no issues when it was in the machine, and it's also played CDs fine, while in the USB caddy...
  2. safelder macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2010
    I used an app called DVD Drive Switcher to resolve that error.
  3. QE2 thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2013
  4. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011

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