How do you play dvd on a MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by exe163, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. exe163 macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    I have the newest 15" MBP with dvd drive removed and externalized. Now the stock dvd player won't work. And for some reason I can't get VLC or mplayer exteneded working either. Is there good way to play dvds without having to convert them to some other format first?
  2. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Not sure why you did this, but it would be hard for us to speculate how to help since we have no idea exactly what you did to the circuits when you removed the drive.
  3. exe163 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    Nothing is done to the circuit, only the sata and power cable attached to the DVD drive is removed. I did manage to sneak a SSD in to make the mac much faster.
  4. jlw2387 macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Clarify "externalized". Are you using a USB DVD drive?
  5. exe163 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    I took the slot loading dvd drive out of the system and put it into a external usb enclosure. It reads all the disks I throw at it without a problem but none of the app I used could play dvd (movies). I don't think it's a hardware problem.
  6. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    In VLC Player, if you go to File>Open then navigate to the DVD's video TS folder, it should play it...

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