On Demand Amazon DVD-R Won't Play

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by powerbook911, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I bought some TV shows on Amazon that are produced by a company they own, on demand when you order in DVD-R format. It says in some fine print that it might only play in "play only" devices and that computers will not play them.

    Well, my two macs with superdrive both spit the disk out within 10 seconds. My standalone DVD recorder and player spits it out too.

    What are they doing to the disk to make computers refuse to read them? Is there any special software I could download that could override this? The disks seem useless when there are so few players that will evidently, play them.

    Thank you.
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    It's like a special copy protection scheme. Your Macs and the recorder are not going to be able to play them as they will only play on "play only" devices. I would send them back to Amazon for a refund. As for special software to override the protection scheme, I don't know of any but maybe someone else knows.

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