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5010 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 21, 2007 11:25 AM by ang_tur31
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 6:40 AM (in response to ang_tur31)Welcome to the Apple discussions.
When you go into system preferences (click the light switch with the apple on it), and click CD's and DVD's, what does it say for 'when you insert a DVD'?
When the DVD shows on the desktop, have you clicked on your mac hard drive icon, click applications, click DVD player, then once loaded, click file, open and point to the DVD or the video_TS file on the DVD?PB G4 1.67ghz 2gb; mini G4 1.5ghz 1gb, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 9:40 AM (in response to BGreg)BGreg:
When I go to system preferences it says when you insert a video dvd "open dvd player" is the option selected;
and when I go into the mac hard drive icon, then applications, the dvd player is not there....any more suggestions??power book g4, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2007 10:17 AM (in response to ang_tur31)Do you have any other applications to watch DVDs on the system? Somehow DVD player is missing in action! To make sure there's nothing wrong with the system, if you don't have anything else to watch DVD's with, download VLC for Panther (OS X 10.3) from http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/0.8.6c/macosx/vlc-0.8.6c-powerpc.d mg . It's a good general purpose video viewer.
Once downloaded, go into system preferences again, click CDs and DVDs, click on the drop down menu on insert a video DVD, choose open other application, then choose VLC (you want to highlight the application with the orange and white traffic cone icon).
When you insert a DVD movie, VLC should come up, but it may not start the movie automatically. If not, just click on the large 'play' triangle, it will bring up another window, click on disk, that will bring up another window, just click OK, and your DVD movie should start playing.
Does that work?PB G4 1.67ghz 2gb; mini G4 1.5ghz 1gb, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2007 11:25 AM (in response to BGreg)Yes, it worked!! Thank you so much! I would have never been able to figure that out myself...and thank you for the very detailed instructions...they were very much appreciated!power book g4, Mac OS X (10.3.x)