External Drive Recognition

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yochanan77, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. yochanan77 macrumors newbie

    yochanan77

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    I have an Archgon/Panasonic external dvd drive I’ve been using with my Mini.
    I received my new 2019 Imac yesterday. The Imac sees the title of dvds but won’t play them.
    It can download cds into Itunes but won’t play them from the drive.
    Do I need separate software or drivers?
    I’m flummoxed.
    Thanks
     
  2. jerwin macrumors 68020

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  3. yochanan77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    yochanan77

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    The Apple DVD player?
    Yes. Comes with the factory installed IOS.
     
  4. jerwin macrumors 68020

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    does the app give any error messages?

    You could try using VLC.
     
  5. yochanan77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    yochanan77

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    No. No error messages. Just, the buttons on the app don’t function once the app opens up after insertion of dvd. Just black where the dvd image should be.
    I’ll try that.
     
  6. yochanan77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Works fine now. Followed another thread that said to go to disk utility and then insert blank disk. Drive then shows up in list on the left. Re-inserted dvd with content and all now works as it should. Weird. Kept me from pulling the trigger on a superdrive purchase.

    Now I need to figure out why it doesn't yet see my new LaCie drive, also from the Apple store.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 18, 2019 ---
    LaCie drive now recognized. Which APFS encoding is best for formatting?
     
  7. yochanan77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have my answer. End of thread. Thanks, all.
     

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