Resolved How to play DVD disk images without DVD drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by diamond3, May 2, 2012.

  1. diamond3, May 2, 2012
    Last edited: May 2, 2012

    diamond3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    Quick question, I removed my DVD drive in my MBP in favor of the mixed HDD/SSD drive setup. I have a disk image from a DVD that I want to play in the dvd player app, but it won't open without giving me an error saying there is no DVD drive present.

    Is there a way to fix this or bypass this problem?
  2. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    Two things:

    1. Mount it via Disk Utility (or double clicking usually mounts it by default). Your .iso image and use DVD Player.

    2. Use VLC (Free) to play it. Just drag and drop the image on top of it and it will play.
  3. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    You'll have to use option 2. Apple's DVD player app requires a DVD player (internal or external) to be installed/connected.
  4. diamond3 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2005
    VLC worked great dragging the .img file into the application. Thanks

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