unable to play dvd's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tech198, May 19, 2011.

  1. Tech198, May 19, 2011
    Last edited: May 19, 2011

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Hi all

    Having a bit of trouble playing CSS protected retail discs. This is ANY disc, not just due to one or two. But all my personal non-css movies play fine.

    The problem is it gets to the root menu, it stops playing. This to me sounds like a Region Lock issue, but DVD info X won't show anything.

    Its a macbook pro i7 2011, bought this year in jan from Nextbyte local store.

    Tried Region 4 DVD, Region 1, and Region 3.. Nothing.

    I thought macbooks came with a default region set, but i guess Apple might have not done this for these late macs ? *shrugs*
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth


    I've just noticed DVD player will automatically set to the first disc you insert (in this case Region 4).

    Seems all ik ok. but VLC has problems playing (version 1.1.9)
  4. RockPortTech macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2011
    South Texas
    Have you tried mplayerx? it's a free app that will play anything I toss at it.

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