5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2008 9:46 AM by fwheby
fwheby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Since my DVD Player application is disfunctional since installing OSX 10.5.2, I have to find some other application to play movies on DVD, like QuickTime Player.

So, how do I do that?????

In QT Player Help, they say "To open a movie on your hard disk, a CD, or a DVD, do one of the following:"

and then they don't say a word about opening a movie on DVD.

So, like all good Mac users, I took the bull by the horns and went to the drop-down menu under "File" to "Open File . . ." which led me to two folders in the DVD, namely, "AUDIO_TS" AND "VIDEO_TS". A myriad of files within each of these folders, but clicking on them one by one merely gets me a window saying, in effect, "this ain't what you should be doing to play this movie".

Anyone have any ideas? I suspect there is a simple answer, but in 20 years of using Macs, I do not know it.

Thanks in advance.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Mac user since the beginning of time
  • 1. Re: How to play DVDs using QuickTime Player
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)
    VLC from

    http://www.videolan.org/

    is in some ways an even better player than DVD Player.

    Quicktime is not intended for playback of DVDs.
  • 2. Re: How to play DVDs using QuickTime Player
    fwheby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hmmm . . .

    I wonder why Apple says in QT Player Help that "You can use QuickTime Player to play media stored on your computer's hard disk, a CD, a DVD, or the Internet." Gee, I wish those fellas out in Cupertino would spend a little more time on support of existing software, even if it would mean taking a coupla guys off the iPhone or iPod staff.

    Well, I'll take your good advice, and just forget QT, and go to VLC instead.

    Thanks very much.
  • 3. Re: How to play DVDs using QuickTime Player
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)
    "You can use QuickTime Player to play media stored on your computer's hard disk, a CD, a DVD, or the Internet."

    Exactly: Stored. Not a DVD inserted into your Mac's Superdrive, for which you have DVD Player, which you say doesn't work.

    In what way does it not work?
  • 4. Re: How to play DVDs using QuickTime Player
    Ricktoronto Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
    Don't you feel foolish now after posting this because you didn't read what they said? You don't have an "internet player" do you?

    Have you tried an archive and install of OSX to fix the DVD player application? It only takes a 1/2 hour or so. Use combo not delta updaters to get to 10.5.2
  • 5. Re: How to play DVDs using QuickTime Player
    fwheby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I feel foolish only because I was naive enough to believe all that Apple said. Apple says that I +". . . can use QuickTime Player to play media stored on . . . a DVD . . ."+. It now appears that I can not use QuickTime Player to play media stored on a DVD. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for telling these little white lies.

    I do not have an "internet player" (whatever that is).

    Regarding DVD Player, a re-install didn't fix it, so I took it to the local Apple shop, where they said that they have fixed numerous similar defects resulting from the Panther upgrade. They had lots of experience, and fixed it in 5 minutes.