DVD wont play.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by giganten, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    I did get my MBP yesterday.
    I did put n a dvd ("We Were Soldiers") but it wont play, it just say that it don't accept the dvd. But the dvd works in my old windows computer and it did work in my old dvd player too.

    I did then try some other cd's and dvd's, only pictures on them but they did work.
  2. brandon6684 Guest

    Dec 30, 2002
    Does the disk mount on the desktop at all?
  3. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    nope it don't mount on the desktop and i cant see it in finder.
  4. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    Ive had that happen with a few dvds. For some reason they just would not play or even mount, yet play fine in my dvd players. *shrugs*
  5. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    Yeah, why does it do that?
    Do they use cheap dvd-players in the MBP?
  6. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    Are you saying that you see an alert on screen? If so what does it say?
  7. Teddy's macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    1- Try other movie dvds
    . Some dvd's won't play... I've had problems. Surprisingly, they work when you least expect it.
    2- Check the DVD's Region Code
    and your MBP player's region code.
    3- Is it the app "DVD player" that does it? you can try "VLC Player"... if it plays on VLC then your "DVD Player" app is screwed up -most likely a red warning- and you have to reinstall it (which can very difficult, I did reinstall the whole OS once).

    If nothing works or can tell you what's wrong, contact Apple ASAP.
  8. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I had the same problem with...almost ashamed to admit it, Norbit. My iMac refused to read it, my Xbox 360 read it fine.

    I kinda wish my 360 didn't read it either, would have saved me 2 hours of my life.
  9. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I had problems a while back. I repaired permissions and that sorted it.
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Says it all really, doesn't it?
  11. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    I got it to show the dvd on the desktop now.. I did change from dvd-player to ignore when you put in a dvd in the drive.

    It has two maps "Audio_ts" and "Video_ts" bup, ifo and vob files but I cant open them. Will try to download VLC and try, but I want to play it with FrontRow..
  12. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    Okay. I did start frontrow with the remote and now i could start the dvd :D ..

    Don't frontrow use the dvd-player app too? I did only change so it don't start from the dvd-player when you put the dvd in the computer..

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