playing a dvd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sourmash, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. sourmash macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I installed a dvd into my imac and everytime I want to watch it I have to eject the dvd then reinsert it for it to start to play.Is there a way I can get the dvd to play without ejecting it first.When I right click on the icon that appears on my desktop it doesnt give me an option to play the disc.and if I click on the icon it opens two folders that are associated with the dvd but none of the folders will play the dvd.But if I eject it and reinstall it the movie starts to play instantly.Any help would be appriciated.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    Have a look at System Preferences > CDs & DVDs.
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    When you mean DVD, you allude to video DVDs, and with installed you mean inserted, don't you?

    The two folders are Audio_TS and Video_TS, aren't they?

    If the System Preferences don't work, maybe have a go at repairing permissions via Disk Utility.

    Also dragging the DVD icon from the Desktop onto the DVD Player icon in the Dock might work too.
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  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #3
    Assuming that the DVD is in the computer, opening iDVD player from the Applications folder, or clicking on it if it's in the dock, should start the DVD playing.
     

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