When I insert a movie DVD into my USB superdrive, the DVD player starts. I want it to stop doing that.

I've tried the following to disable this behaviour:

  • System Preferences -> CDs & DVDs -> When you insert a video DVD: set to Ignore (actually moved all of them to Ignore)
  • DVD player -> Preferences -> unchecked "Start playing disc" for when DVD player opens and when a disc is inserted.

Neither of these made a difference; insert the disc and the DVD player still starts playing it. Any other options?


You might have more success using RCDefaultApp (freeware, old but still functional) if only because it shows a few more choices of precisely what to ignore.

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