Macbook Air with Samsung SE-S084D

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by krappei, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. krappei macrumors newbie

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    Hi I just got a new i5, 256 ssd macbook air(my first mac) with the samsung se-s084d external dvd drive. I tried to use the drive to watch the Dark Knight on DVD (original, not copied or burned) but it wouldn't load on the Apple dvd software. I also tried it on bootcamp Windows 7 and that didn't work either. Any one else having this problem? The dvd drive seems to work ok on my older Lenovo (win7).
     
  2. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    I have a similar, older model and it worked okay for me in terms of reading data discs. Not tried any movies and I can't at the moment as I'm away, but does the drive work for any sort of disc?
     
  3. krappei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can read see the TS_Video files from DVD's. I had no problems reading Data Disks.
     
  4. turbotoes macrumors regular

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    I have the same samsung drive and a 2011 mba and it plays dvds' just fine. The apple dvd player autoloaded and off it went.
     
  5. krappei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you connect both USB's to the mac air or go with single? I wonder if that'll make a difference. Also, did you have to update the drivers or anything?
     
  6. turbotoes macrumors regular

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    Single USB plug, no updates. I just stuck the DVD in the drive and away it all went.
    I only tried one DVD, (lion, witch and wardrobe) I'll try with some others later to confirm and let you know the results. But I'm away from home for a couple of hours.
     
  7. krappei thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. ronin510 macrumors member

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    The Apple DVD application doesn't play well with non-Apple external DVD drives. You have two options.

    1) Edit 2 values in the DVD Framework files (tested on 10.6, not sure about 10.7): 10.6: Make DVD Player work with external DVD drives

    2) Use VLC or some other third party media player to play DVDs.
     

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