Why can't my iMac play my DVD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by esploded, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. esploded macrumors regular

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    I have the last generation iMac that was released last summer.
    I recently took a trip to Japan, and I thoroughly enjoyed the randomly hilarious television there, so I borrowed my friends' DVD recorder and TV and burned a few DVDs of the shows. It's in region 2, is that why I cannot play these videos? I've tried VLC, Ripit and Mactheripper (both won't recognize the DVD) and handbrake. All have failed. If I get an external DVD player that I set to region 2 will I be able to watch them?
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    This might help, Its about doing the same type of thing, region 1 dvd in europe

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=710578

    seems to suggest its possible with using Handbrake
     
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Probably the region code. But maybe it's because it's some kind of Japenese weird DVD format :p.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you finalised the DVD before taking it out?
     
  5. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    all Dvd's have region codes and ur not supposed to be able to play a (for example) a Japanese DVD in America. They do it with video games too, idk how to play it u might be able to rip it using handbreak that might work. u can probably look up how to remove it, or just play it ask here or try google.
     

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