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Connect a DVD player to an iMac

I have a DVD player that I want to connect to an iMac M3. This is not the standard external-drive DVD player, but one that you'd normally hook up to a TV or similar; more a set-top box style. It's a ...
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Unable to read DVDs (.VRO files) with Apple USB SuperDrive

I'm attempting to play some DVDs using an Apple USB SuperDrive and HandBrake. The DVDs are burned (non-original) containing various Japanese language children's shows. Here is some information about ...
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External DVD player not showing up in Finder

I have a MacBook Air running Ventura. If I plug in an external DVD player, the DVD player light blinks but the DVD doesn't show up in Finder. The DVD and player work on my other MacBook running ...
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I can't play my German Aladdin Broadway CD [closed]

I really liked the original soundtrack of the Aladdin Broadway musical, so I wanted to listen to all of the songs in German. I bought this (used) CD from an American company and the CD arrived today. ...
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What program is reading my CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive in my external drive?

I have two external USB optical drives, both burners, one that will work with DVDs and CDs, the other that will also handle BDs (Blu-ray Discs). I use these sometimes with MakeMKV. Recently I had an ...
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My internal SuperDrive gets power, but won't show up in macOS

I have a 2010 white MacBook with 10.13.6 High Sierra installed, and my internal SuperDrive isn't detected. It gets power and spins up when I put a DVD in it, but the drive doesn't show up. The eject ...
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Rescaling videos with FFMPEG for iDVD

I am preparing a DVD with several 10-minute videos in mp4 (produced from Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere), 1920x1080. I am using iDVD version 7.1 (1145) and macOS Mojave 10.14.6. When I export the ...
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iWork'09 retail installation DVD : does the language and/or region matter?

Does iWork'09 retail DVD allow installation in any language or shall one care about it? Example: Can on install iWork in German from a DVD purchased in the US? Is iWork'09 retail DVD the same ...
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How to know if a iWork'09 DVD is retail?

Some sellers of second-hand iWork'09 specify that their product is "Retail", and show the original packaging. Others don't, but the pictured DVD seems however being the same. My question is: ...
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2012 Mac pro on High Sierra 10.13.6 doesn't play DVDs anymore. Can this be remedied by updating driver?

So my macbook is getting on but still functioning well for everyday purposes. However the other day I took out a stack of arty DVDs from the local library and not one of them is recognized by mac, ...
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“The Install OS X Mavericks application can’t be used from this disk” OS X 10.9 Installation Error

I am trying to install OS X Mavericks on my Mid-2011 iMac. Before you tell me to upgrade, Mavericks is my favorite version and anything after it runs like crap. Please help me fix this!
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Trouble accessing old Apple_HFS DVD

I'm trying to read an old DVD that was burned in 1998. I've tried mounting it through apple's own Disk utility app but it has shown (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter errore 49153). Diskutil list says ...
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iMac won't read DVD-R and DVD+R

I have a couple of TDK DVD-R and Maxell DVD+R that I have used to store photographs on. The DVDs are about 12 to 13 years old, but I have tried reading a few on a Windows PC and so far all could be ...
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How to transfer files from CD/DVD onto iPad Pro?

I need to access files from CDs and DVDs on my iPad Pro to print them. I use digital crafting files and can download them from Internet without issue, but on discs I own, I cannot work out how to ...
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DVD/CD Drive no longer shows in Finder

I tried to drag a DVD to VLC app. Instead the entire DVD/CD drive just disappeared from Finder. The drive is still there: I can play a DVD on it. But it does not show up in Locations. Update 6 ...
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Can i use the cd/dvd from an older mac mini as a cd/dvd for a newer one via a thunderbolt cable?

I am not a power user of macs but i have an early mac mini with a dvd drive and a 2011 mini without a dvd drive, and wondered if i can connect the 2 to use the older mini as an external dvd drive and ...
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Apple's DVD Player won't run (and why is hidden)

I am selecting some old DVD's and CD's - to keep or garbage? Some old DVD's won't open in Quick Time neither VLC. So I decided to try the Apple's DVD Player since it seems burned to old dedicated DVD ...
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Best HandBrake-Settings to rip DVD (multi-language) for iTunes / Apple TV / Mac / iPhone etc [closed]

I want to digitalize my DVD-Collection (>300 DVD) and store it in iTunes or somewhere else for playback on Mac, iPhone, iPad and mainly Apple TV 4K. What are the best settings in HandBrake? I want a ...
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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD

I have an iMac 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8 that I want to install Lubuntu on. I have a USB drive and a DVD, both with the ISO burned to them, but I can't boot from either. They don't show up in Startup ...
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External DVD on Macbook Pro 2018 with multiport adapter

This model/OS does not support connected CD/DVD drives, it can only use remote devices. I need to read and write optical media for medical reasons, so being able to use a directly connected drive is ...
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(How) Can I access a USB-based DVD drive while in recovery mode?

A client has the need to access a USB-based DVD drive while in recovery mode. How does one accomplish this?
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Does SuperDrive read 8GB DVDs?

I would like to read some old 8GB DVDs I burned on Windows years ago. Does Apple SuperDrive read that discs? Reference: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD564LL/A/apple-usb-superdrive https://www....
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Internal DVD drive not working

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch, mid 2010 with High Sierra installed (10.13.6) Recently I tried to put a DVD into the internal DVD drive, but nothing showed up. It made some weird sounds as if it was ...
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How can I turn a iMovie video into a "proper" DVD?

iMovie only has the option to export the film as a .mp4 file. I know that MAGIX can create title cards and menus etc. Is it possible to do the same with Apple Software? I also haven't found any ...
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Can't burn Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to a disc because it doesn't have enough space

When I try to burn my downloaded Mac OS X 10.7 Lion install disc to a DVD, I get this error: The disc inserted does not have enough free space The DMG disc image says it's "4.72 GB" and the ...
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how to eject a DVD from a MacBook?

On an older Macbook from 2008 the DVD is stuck in the tray. Unfortunately, GRUB isn't booting properly so there's no OS. How can I eject the disk? It's a slot loaded disk, so no button or tray.
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SuperDrive not accepting discs after failed FCPX burn

I had a working Apple SuperDrive until about half an hour ago. I was burning a school project to disc from Final Cut Pro X when it suddenly failed and returned an error. The disc showed up as ...
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How does one convert a dmg inside a DVD to individual videos or watch the dmg DVD file in an iphone?

Since DVDs are essentially becoming obsolete or at least the macbook laptops do not have accessibility to them anymore, I thought it would be good to back a backup for them before I get rid of the DVD ...
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How to Rescue a Scratched CD/DVD on Mac OSX

I have a scratched DVD and can't copy its content to my hard drive on Mac OSX. When trying to copy, I get error 36: "can't complete the operation because some data can't be read or written" How can I ...
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How do I stop DVD player from autoplaying?

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 -> ...
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Convert Bootable DVD to DMG

i want to convert my Sierra DVD to a DMG file , so i could install it on non-mac device ( PC ). I used Disk Utilities but not worked... Is it possible to do this ? or i Have to download the source ...
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Automatic DVD to .iso copy after disc insert with two drives

I have a lot of DVDs (Movies) that I want to save as an .iso preferably using dd. To speed up the process I have two drives. I'd like to set up a script (pure bash or bash + AppleScript combination) ...
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app won't run when DVD is inserted

I have an older iMac running El Capitan. I want to run a shell script when a DVD is inserted. I used Script Editor to create an Applescript that runs the shell script. The Applescript is just do ...
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View a windows format DVD on Mac

I have a DVD from my holiday a few years back in which I would like to place into my mac and view, and extract the video for my library. This is my only option. I was wondering if anyone knew how to ...
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How can I install Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) on a Mac without a DVD drive?

I have an iMac G3 that does not have a DVD drive, which was gifted to me along with install media for Mac OS 10.0-10.4. When I received it, it had Mac OS 10.4 on it, but I have since wiped the hard ...
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Tiger DVD ripper

I have an old PowerBook G4. Since my new Mac hasn't any built-in DVD reader, I would like to use the old one to copy the movies onto a USB stick to be able to watch them when I'm traveling with the ...
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How to play a dvd movie with external subtitles?

This is not about authoring the DVD (not similar to this question): just want to insert the DVD in a laptop, start it in a video player, and then add a separate subtitle that I have myself found. (...
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Converting MP4 to PAL DVD

I have a dozen or so mp4 files I downloaded from youtube. I would like to put these onto a DVD for a relative (He only has a DVD player, no PC or USB slot on tv) I think DVD's have two folders ...
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How to execute app DVD through Terminal of recovery flash drive?

I have a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion recovery usb flash drive. It still boots but won't install Lion anymore (an error occurred during installation). I don't have a install DVD, however the MacBookPro's were ...
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Can't Open Applications on Old Mac (OS X 10.4)

I have a strange problem. I'm having to use an old PowerPC G4 in order to use DVD Studio Pro for a project I'm working on for a client. I have to use an old Mac and OS because the version of DVD ...
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How to eject a DVD without logging in my Mac?

I can not log in my Mac and I want to eject CD/DVD.
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.iso vs .img files for DVD images?

There seem to be multiple standards for image files representing the contents of a DVD. For example, iDVD creates .img files if told to burn a file rather than a DVD directly. However, Linux install ...
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Ubuntu Bootable DVD created with a MacBookPro9.1 is not recognized

I followed http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx to create a bootable UBUNTU DVD with my MacBook Pro9.1 (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5). I ended all the steps but I cannot boot such ...
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OSX install DVD showing up as EFI boot on start up

My brother's Mac Pro somehow has all of its utilities missing. Its guts have been taken out. I don't know how this happened, but I'm trying to fix that by creating a Lion DVD or bootable USB. I ...
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External DVD reader suddenly not working anymore

I have a Iomega SuperSlim USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive that I used without any issue on my Macbook Air. Now all of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. The DVD spins, a "Audio CD" item ...
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Issues playing/ripping DVD on iMac

OS: Yosemite 10.10.4 So, I have a kids educational DVD I want to rip to have on my phone for commute time. No problem in a DVD player. On my Mac, DVD Player has it blotchy and large amount of ...
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DVD Player error 47

I am unable to eject a disk from Apple DVD player. It shows "Error ~47" when I click on Eject button. Changed some DVD Player settings, such as cleared "Start playing disk" so that no files would be ...
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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MacBook Pro (2012 - MD101LL/A): Superdrive to SSD swap?

Does anyone know if it's possible to swap out the "Superdrive" optical drive on this model and replace it with an SSD? Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.5 13" (Identifiers: Mid-2012 13" - MD101LL/A) ...
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How stop Macbook White to try to find a CD

I have a very annoying problem. My old Mac Book White with OS X Lion try to find if there is a CD/DVD every X minutes. The problem is because it cause a noise. If I put a CD/DVD inside it, from time ...
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