5 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2006 4:34 AM by Kevin Horton2
ERVS Level 1 Level 1
Are MacBook Pro's able to play DVD-R's?

Because mine definitely can't
I've tried a number of different DVD-R's, and they play fine on an assortment of other players like my actual DVD player, my DVD Recorder, and my XBOX 360. I'm not entirely sure why it doesn't play on my MacBook Pro unless it's not suppose to...which seems quite unusual if you ask me.

Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

Thank, You.

MacBook Pro (15")    
  • bborigun Level 1 Level 1
    Hmm-very strange. ALL MBPs come with superdrive, so they should play those DVD-Rs with no problem... they are in standard dvd format right?
  • ERVS Level 1 Level 1
    Yes, indeed it is. It plays on every other standard DVD Player in my house. Even my friends' DVD Players and computers.

    MacBook Pro (15")    
  • Donald Morgan Level 6 Level 6
    ERVS, welcome, it is unusual like you say the only thing I suggest is look the DVD over and make sure there are no scratches or fingerprints at all Superdrives are notrious for being very picky about media. Make double sure it is clean.
    Depending on the DVD, if it was a burned DVD, and done on a PC or the Software used to burn it, might have been set incorrectly, for your Mac to recognize it.(PC) only.
    If it is a Commercial DVD Movie it should play.
    Cheers Don
  • Chik2 Level 1 Level 1
    Well... I authored a DVD using the provided iDVD 6. I then had a resulting .img file. I burned that .img file with Disk Utility, and that worked fine.

    But the resulting disc won’t mount on my MacBook Pro. On insertion, there’s no icon on the desktop. Apple DVD Player says (from my memory) “No supported format” or something like that in white text over a black screen.

    Strange thing is: launching VLC and selecting File: Open Disc works perfectly.

    I used Toast 6 to burn multiple discs (all same brand) from the .img file. Same thing. Burn completed fine, but won’t mount. It’ll mount on a regular DVD player, on a PowerBook G4 1.33GHz 12", a PowerBook G4 15" Aluminium 1.25GHz. And watchable too.

    My relatives have since received those discs, and can watch them. So, not a big drama. But might be, if they start owning MacBook Pros.

    I haven’t followed this up muchly, since.
  • Kevin Horton2 Level 1 Level 1
    Call up AppleCare, they'll replace the drive for you.