playing a dvd

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

  1. sourmash macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Have a look at System Preferences > CDs & DVDs.

    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.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    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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