VLC 0.9.8 - NOT playing new DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by smellyjw, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. smellyjw macrumors newbie

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    Nov 1, 2008
    #1
    Hi guys,
    I've been using VLC 8.6 I think it was (I know it was version 8 something) to play my dvd's because I have wanted to keep my dvd player region free,
    (HL-DT-ST DVDRW GSA-S10N BP10).

    I'm running 10.5.6 and just downloaded the new version of VLC 0.9.8a.

    Currently I'm living in the UK but I purchased my MacBook in Feb 08 back in Australia. I haven't had ANY problems what so ever viewing dvd's from anywhere and still don't except for one I received over christmas.

    Someone sent me season 7 of CSI from Aus for chrissy and VLC on Mac fails to play it. I have tried the dvd's on a normal dvd player and also on a PC (using VLC) and they play no problem.

    I don't quiet know what the problem is with it that it just wont play AT all on my mac.

    This is the message I get in the VLC player in the "messages" log:
    main debug: finished input
    main debug: dying input
    main debug: dying input
    macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: thread 2960281600 joined (dvdnav.c:367)
    main debug: removing module "dvdnav"
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: thread 2959749120 joined (playlist/engine.c:244)
    main debug: TIMER input launching for 'CSI_LV_7_2_D1' : 7190.167 ms - Total 7190.167 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 7190.166 ms)
    main debug: starting new item
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 1/2)
    main debug: nothing to play
    main debug: no fetch required for Playlist (art currently (null))
    main debug: no fetch required for Playlist (art currently (null))

    the drive sounds like it's spinning the disk and then nothing. I tried putting other dvd's in and they play not a problem.

    I've read that there are quiet a few bugs with this new version of VLC so am hoping that this is the problem.

    Would anyone please be able to help me, as I don't have my own tv /dvd or regular access to a PC either, and my MacBook comes with me everywhere. Seems no point in having the dvd if I can't play it.

    Would be thankful for any help.
     
  2. thatghost macrumors newbie

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    Jan 1, 2009
    #2
    just wondering
    Have you tried the dvd player on the mac?

    I saw that alot of people are having problems with some dvds

    From the VLC forums
    sorry i couldn't find the answer
     
  3. smellyjw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 1, 2008
    #3
    thanks for replying. And no i havent tried it in Mac DVD player application because I don't want to set my drive to a region, which is why I always use.

    I just find it odd that every single dvd that i try works and yet this one doesnt
     

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