Can't play library DVDs.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pilkenton, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. pilkenton macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    I recently purchased at our local library sale a box of used DVDs. None of them play on my Mac. I can play CDs, but not DVDs. I have Lion. What am I doing wrong? I don't play DVDs that often, but last time I tried (a few years ago), I had no problem.
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    Can you play DVDs that you didn't buy from the library? I would suspect a failing optical drive.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I'd check to see if the library dvds are scratched - they have been handled many times and often go bad. try playing on a dvd player device.

    or try a non-library known to be good dvd on your mac.

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