DVD drive doesn't recognize DVD format?

evisa

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Original poster
Aug 24, 2006
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I just bought a new MBP, and every time I put in a DVD, it says it can't be played because it doesn't recognize the format. These DVDs were all bought, not pirated, and have no problems whatsoever with standalone DVD players. What's going on?
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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Maybe it's set to the wrong region. My MBP was set to Region 2 when I got it and DVD Player asked to change it to Region 4 when I inserted a DVD
That would result in the same message you received. The OP is receiving an error, so I doubt this would be the case.


Have you been able to play any DVD successfully? If not, are they mainstream movies (e.g. Pirates of the Caribbean)?

Were you trying to play the DVDs in DVD Player? If so, try quicktime.
 

evisa

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Aug 24, 2006
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It just asked me to choose a region because it was my first time playing a DVD. I don't know what region I'm in! I live in Southern California if that helps at all...
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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It just asked me to choose a region because it was my first time playing a DVD. I don't know what region I'm in! I live in Southern California if that helps at all...
That would make you region 1.

Your DVDs should also be region 1. (You can find a DVD's region number located on the back, near the MPAA rating. It will be in located inside of a small globe.)
 

evisa

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Original poster
Aug 24, 2006
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Southern California
That would make you region 1.

Your DVDs should also be region 1. (You can find a DVD's region number located on the back, near the MPAA rating. It will be in located inside of a small globe.)
Thanks! It works now. That scared me. Now all I have to do is figure out why Firefox doesn't want to eject and leave my desktop!
 
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