New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

OSX DVD Player won't play certain DVD's..!

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

Seen similar threads but none really answered the question - just wondered if there are others out there who have the same problem...

I play DVD's on a G4 1Gighz (256MB) iMac. I play the same DVD's on my G3 500 (384MB) iBook. No prob's, well not with most of them. Occasionally, and it seems to be predominantly TV show DVD's (Faulty Towers, Friends, and Cold Feet (i'm in the UK, they are all region two and my machines are set to region two)), I can't get them to play. With certain DVD's they play sometimes, but not all of the time.
Sometimes they play on the iBook, but not on the iMac!! I've tried the Faulty Towers DVD on an brand new iBook and exactly the same problems in exactly the same places.
I've tried third party software (should realy post what they are but don't have them to hand) and so far no luck...
Is this a hardware problem - has anyone else overcome it in anyway?


QUOTE Thanks

Macman's Avatar
Member Since: Oct 30, 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,374
Macman has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: PowerMac G4 Cube 450mhz 832mb

Macman is offline
have you tried cleaning the lens or the dvds in question?
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

Originally Posted by Macman
have you tried cleaning the lens or the dvds in question?
i've certainly cleaned the disks several times.
I haven't invested in a lens cleaner as yet - I didn't understand why the majority of my DVD's work and then certain others consistently don't - or consistently cause problems...

Assumed this would be a widespread problem.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« .avi to DVD | Importing Video to iMovie with no clips »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
DVD R or DVD RW? (Difference?) Joeytpg Switcher Hangout 17 03-24-2010 10:09 AM
iMac DVD player not playing certain DVDs? Flashback Apple Desktops 6 03-24-2010 12:50 AM
burn DVD to play in a DVD player AFaeriedusting Other Hardware and Peripherals 5 01-13-2007 01:47 PM
Kernel panic while trying to play a dvd image made by disk util in dvd player. Toanjii OS X - Operating System 6 11-01-2004 12:57 AM
Question about DVD player Fomer Apple Notebooks 8 05-04-2004 07:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?