Retail DVD Not Playing on MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by measureless, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. measureless macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm rather new to Mac and could use an experience set of eyes or two for this issue. So. I just bought a new DVD (Thor) and couldn't get it to play on my MacBook. Thinking it was just a bad disc, I had it replaced only to run into the same problem.

    Just this specific disc will not load in VLC or QuickTime. When I try to play it in VLC I get this error:

    main debug: Activated
    main debug: rebuilding array of current - root Playlist
    main debug: rebuild done - 0 items, index -1
    macosx debug: using Leopard AR cookies
    main debug: looking for services probe module: 5 candidates
    main debug: no services probe module matching "any" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 4.937 ms - Total 4.937 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 4.937 ms)
    main debug: looking for services probe module: 5 candidates
    main debug: no services probe module matching "any" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 2.876 ms - Total 2.876 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 2.876 ms)
    main debug: adding item `THOR' ( dvdnav:///dev/rdisk3 )
    main debug: Creating an input for 'THOR'
    main debug: rebuilding array of current - root Playlist
    main debug: rebuild done - 1 items, index -1
    main debug: no fetch required for (null) (art currently (null))
    main debug: processing request item THOR node Playlist skip 0
    main debug: resyncing on THOR
    main debug: THOR is at 0
    main debug: starting new item
    main debug: creating new input thread
    main debug: Creating an input for 'THOR'
    main debug: thread (input) created at priority 22 (../../src/input/input.c:220)
    main debug: thread started
    main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB
    main debug: using timeshift path '/tmp'
    main debug: `dvdnav:///dev/rdisk3' gives access `dvdnav' demux `' path `/dev/rdisk3'
    main debug: creating demux: access='dvdnav' demux='' path='/dev/rdisk3'
    main debug: looking for access_demux module: 1 candidate
    macosx debug: input has changed, refreshing interface
    dvdnav warning: cannot open DVD (/dev/rdisk3)
    main debug: no access_demux module matching "dvdnav" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 716.558 ms - Total 716.558 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 716.558 ms)
    main debug: creating access 'dvdnav' path='/dev/rdisk3'
    main debug: looking for access module: 0 candidates
    main debug: no access module matched "dvdnav"
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.328 ms - Total 0.328 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.328 ms)
    main error: open of `dvdnav:///dev/rdisk3' failed: (null)
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 0/1)
    main debug: nothing to play
    macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
    dvdnav warning: cannot open DVD (/dev/rdisk3)
    main debug: no access_demux module matching "dvdnav" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 535.653 ms - Total 535.653 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 535.653 ms)
    main debug: creating access 'dvdnav' path='/dev/rdisk3'
    main debug: looking for access module: 0 candidates
    main debug: no access module matched "dvdnav"
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.269 ms - Total 0.269 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.269 ms)
    main error: open of `dvdnav:///dev/rdisk3' failed: (null)
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 1/2)
    main debug: nothing to play
    macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
    main debug: TIMER input launching for 'THOR' : 548.541 ms - Total 548.541 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 548.541 ms)​

    Curious, I stuck the disc into a PC to see what error that would give me and got this:

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    Okay, but this computer isn't imported or anything and has never had an issue playing other Region 1 DVDs.

    Am I doomed to live Thor-less? Is it just this disc and I am forced to watch it on a television with an old-fashioned DVD player? :p
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

    Knoodles

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    #2
    Open it on the Mac with built in DVD Player. You might get the same region change message. After accepting the region change it might then work with VLC. But why not just use DVD Player?
     
  3. measureless thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 14, 2011
    #3
    I get the option to change the region with the built in DVD player but I don't want to do that. Moreover, I shouldn't have to, you know? It's a region 1 disc and I'm trying to play it on a laptop bought in the same region.

    Yes, I can still use a DVD player but I can't take screenshots from that or watch it away from home.

    Thanks for the reply!
     

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