4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 11:41 AM by roaring6
roaring6 Level 1 Level 1

ive made a movie and copied into a disc via windows.  when i played it on my  apple imac it paused then played and shrudder etc not running smoothly.  how can i ensure it can be run smoothly?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
Solved by softwater on Mar 23, 2013 4:39 AM Solved

Depends on why it's not playing. A couple of things to try:

 

1. First, check that other DVDs play on your iMac (i.e., rule out a drive error).

 

2. Try playing it with VLC Player rather than QuickTime. VLC player is free, open source s/w and far more versatile than QT. You can get it here:

 

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

 

3. If it still doesn't play, try running it through Handbrake. You'll need to read the FAQs on the Handbrake page to get the hang of it, but it's not difficult. Handbrake is also free. You can get it here:

 

http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5

    Depends on why it's not playing. A couple of things to try:

     

    1. First, check that other DVDs play on your iMac (i.e., rule out a drive error).

     

    2. Try playing it with VLC Player rather than QuickTime. VLC player is free, open source s/w and far more versatile than QT. You can get it here:

     

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html

     

    3. If it still doesn't play, try running it through Handbrake. You'll need to read the FAQs on the Handbrake page to get the hang of it, but it's not difficult. Handbrake is also free. You can get it here:

     

    http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9

    Sounds like you made a "data" DVD.Try this:

    Insert the DVD and open it using the Finder. Drag the media file to your Desktop (it willl copy) and test playabck again.

  • roaring6 Level 1 Level 1

    Many thks QuickTime Kirk for your prompt reply!  Unfort after following your instructions it didnt work cos it couldnt playback as the folder with subfiles showed in grey with the word exec which meant i couldnt open.  2 of the subfiles said cannot open.  Anyway got it sorted out by downloading VLC and after several moves it worked but still thank u for your assistance. cheers

  • roaring6 Level 1 Level 1

    Many thks softwater for your prompt reply and downloading the VTR player did work!  It is  the first time im using  this forum!