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Internal DVD Player
Authored by: chsnyder on Mar 03, '09 05:45:13AM

I was confused, too, as the internal dvd drive on my MacBook Pro has always worked fine with VLC... except when I first got the Mac and Apple's DVD Player was the default, I put in a region 2 disc. The Apple DVD Player started, then refused to play the disc.

So I installed VLC and made it the default. But it wouldn't play that disc. I tried a different region 2 disc in VLC and it worked fine. I have played several "foreign" dvds since then with no problem.

But no amount of VLC can get the original disc to play -- Apple's player had blacklisted it or something, Finder wouldn't even read the files.

So if you want to play non-USA-approved discs, go into System Preferences > CDs and DVDs and turn off automatic DVD Player launching. Why does Apple have to be so tight with Hollywood?!?

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