5044 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 21, 2007 11:25 AM by 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?
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?