HT3526: Adding additional media format support to QuickTimeLearn about Adding additional media format support to QuickTime
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 4:39 AM (in response to roaring6)
Depends on why it's not playing. A couple of things to try:
1. First, check that other DVDs play on your iMac (i.e., rule out a drive error).
2. Try playing it with VLC Player rather than QuickTime. VLC player is free, open source s/w and far more versatile than QT. You can get it here:
3. If it still doesn't play, try running it through Handbrake. You'll need to read the FAQs on the Handbrake page to get the hang of it, but it's not difficult. Handbrake is also free. You can get it here:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 5:29 AM (in response to roaring6)
Sounds like you made a "data" DVD.Try this:
Insert the DVD and open it using the Finder. Drag the media file to your Desktop (it willl copy) and test playabck again.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to QuickTimeKirk)
Many thks QuickTime Kirk for your prompt reply! Unfort after following your instructions it didnt work cos it couldnt playback as the folder with subfiles showed in grey with the word exec which meant i couldnt open. 2 of the subfiles said cannot open. Anyway got it sorted out by downloading VLC and after several moves it worked but still thank u for your assistance. cheers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to roaring6)
Many thks softwater for your prompt reply and downloading the VTR player did work! It is the first time im using this forum!