DVD Player with Data Doubler

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ImaITGuy, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. ImaITGuy macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    North Carolina
    So I have installed my new SSD and placed the factory HDD into the OWC Data Doubler. I had several DVD's that I had ripped using Mac The Ripper to the HDD prior to putting in the Data Doubler.

    Now when I try to play those DVD images the DVD Player says initialization error and that it doesnt detect a DVD Drive.

    I know that this is probably something simple but I cant find anything on google about it, and I ended up using VLC Player to watch them, but that program only plays the individual VOBs and not in order.

    Anyone know how to correct this or if its even possible when you have a Data Doubler installed.

    Thanks in advance
  2. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    That's because DVD player refuses to work if it doesn't detect an internal DVD drive.
  3. rmb7984 macrumors regular


    Apr 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    I recently ditched my optical drive for a data doubler too. I haven't run into that problem because I don't have ripped dvd's on my system. I get the same error when I launch DVD player, though.

    I would use handbrake to recode your Dvd folders into .m4v's. They take up less space and you can watch them from iTunes.
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    You can also search up DVD drive switcher. This will allow DVD player to run if you have an externally attached DVD drive. Using the application without ANY DVD drive, however, still seems impossible. If you must play those images without a DVD player attached, just use VLC (worse interface, less optimization are the downsides).
  5. ImaITGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    North Carolina
  6. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2011
    on the yellow [oled] brick road to tech nirvana.
    exactly.. this is what i do

    shame i cant rip my blurays the same way... have a 2TB drive just sitting there itching to get filled
  7. Jared A macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011
    Monterey, CA
    MCE Optibay

    The folks over at MCE have a product called the Optibay. Same thing as OWC's Data Doubler. Their site claims that they have written a little piece of software that re-enables use of DVD play (like ripped images). Anyone know of another option? There's a $25 savings on the Data Doubler. I'd sure like to plug one in...


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