DVD Player (OS X App) not working

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Candlelight, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
    Recently I had an issue with my superdrive and getting it to work.

    I finally managed to fix the com.apple.boot.plist so now the superdrive connect and mounts a DVD and I can use apps like Handbrake on them and they work.

    BUT... Apple's own DVD Player app fails to work (same error as in my other thread). As far as I can tell I've got it configured as I had under Lion, so all I can think of is it's a Mavericks thing
  2. Jaypi macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Do you have a screenshot or an exact error message?
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Another option (rather than trying to get the external drive to work with the DVD player app - is to use other software that can also play your DVDs, without the external drive limitation.
    VLC works very well: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
  4. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    (Copy of reply I just made to your original post)

    I just did an upgrade to my MBP, added an SSD and replaced optical bay w/HDD, made a DIY fusion drive, got external USB case for optical drive. I got this same error with DVD Player but VLC works just fine. I did this with mavericks and did not know it would disable DRM playability w/DVDs. I contacted OWC support since I got their data doubler kit, and this was their only solution. I did not know you could do a work around in Lion. I'm sure apple disabled that ability.

    I am subscribed to this thread now...if someone finds a way to use DVD Player with the SuperDrive being external, I would also like to know!! :)

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