5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2014 10:27 AM by fivekay
fivekay Level 1 Level 1

    I'm hard-of-hearing and have a Mac Mini 2007 with Mac's DVD Player app.


   Unfortunately,Mac's DVD Player frequently doesn't read the closed captioning from my DVDs recorded from a standalone DVD recorder even if I choose to enable captioning from DVD Player's menu.


   Any plans to upgrade Lion's DVD Player to handle more formats of closed captioning? It would really help me out.



Mac Mini 2007 Edition, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6

    I looked at the list of new features in Lion at http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html and didn't see anything specific to the DVD player. Doesn't mean there won't be any changes, anything else we won't know until it's available later this month.


    As an alternative, have you tried the free VLC player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html ?

  • fivekay Level 1 Level 1



            Thanks for responding!


            I tried VLC;no complaints there. It will show captioning all the time.


           Let's see what happens with DVD Player when Lion rolls out.

  • fivekay Level 1 Level 1

    The native DVD Player in Lion still will not recognize all formats of closed captioning.


    Sometimes,the captions will show,sometimes they won't,even if one selects for the captioning.


    I wish Apple would bring this app up to speed. VLC is a much better player.

  • Hippie Hugger Level 1 Level 1

    There are FOUR places where subtitles and captioning are controlled

    1. On the features of the DVD programming, usually found in Special Features or in a section called Languages or Subtitles etc.
    2. In the DVD Player Preferences (DVD Player>Preferences>Player) Make sure the box called “Show Closed Captioning” is unchecked = off.
    3. Another place in the DVD Player Preferences (DVD Player>Preferences>DiscSetup)  Make sure, “Use Disk Default” is set and not some Language.
    4. Finally, the real problem.  On the DVD player control, either the one for full-screen or the other one.  There is a button there (looks like a bunch of dashes on the mini controller and like a caption circle on the full-screen controller) and if you click and hold, it will pull out a menu where you can select OFF for subtitles /closed-captioning.  Doing it to one will fix the other.
  • fivekay Level 1 Level 1

    I finally upgraded to 10.7.5 as of afew days ago. I was trying to finish my Rosetta Stone Spanish program before the end of the year.


    Tried Mac's DVD player with a disc that I recorded on my standalone DVD/VCR combo. Closed captioning came up ok.