External BR optical drive not playing DVDs

RobColorado

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 10, 2008
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Denver
Following advice in a recent thread, I just purchased a samsung BR optical drive and a macally case from newegg. I intend to use it to rip dvds and blu ray disks to my new 2011 mac mini server.

The drive works--I was able to load IWork from its disc.

The drive recognizes the DVD as it lists the name of the movie in the menu. However when I try to play the movie I get the following error message:

"There was an initialization error. A valid device could not be found for playback. (-70017)"

I would appreciate any suggestions.

thanks
 

RobColorado

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 10, 2008
10
0
Denver
I was trying to play a DVD not a BR. I tried VLC and that worked.

Any suggestions for BR software?

Thanks to you both.