How do I launch the DVD Player application if I removed my superdrive?

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  1. vgoklani macrumors regular

    vgoklani

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    Hi,

    I removed my Superdrive because I needed a second hard drive. Unfortunately, the DVD player application now to refuses to play DVD image files (i.e. VIDEO_TS files). How do I fix this issue?

    Interestingly enough, the DVD Player application installed on the Mac Mini Server doesn't check for the Superdrive. How do I modify my version of DVD Player? Is there a simple .plist file that needs to be modified? Thanks!
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    You can either use DVD Drive switcher and plug in your DVD drive via a USB enclosure whenever you want to use DVD player (definitely not ideal), or you can just play from VLC, which I prefer anyway. My MCE Optibay came with software that would disable checking for an ODD, but the patch broke when OS X got updated.
    Basically, VLC, or deal with an external drive.
     
  3. acedickson, Mar 3, 2011
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    acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Use VLC to play your video files.

    LOL, damn you axu
     
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha. Snipe. I'm just curious, but what does the MacRumors 6502a under our usernames mean?
     
  5. vgoklani thread starter macrumors regular

    vgoklani

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    Perhaps I'm just being picky, but DVD Player uses hardware decoding and is much more resource efficient than VLC...
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That means you have between 500-1000 posts on the forums. You can look up the various titles on the forum FAQ

    As for OP, what about Front Row or iTunes? I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for though
     
  7. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, and it has a nicer interface. However, I have yet to find a workaround. Anyone else know?
     
  8. vgoklani thread starter macrumors regular

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    *bump*

    curious if anyone has figured out a solution to this problem?
     
  9. bb426 macrumors 6502

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