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  1. #1

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    Jun 04, 2010
    External DVD multi drive - how play DVD now?
    Hello all!

    I have an iMac 2.4 GHz Intel and the internal DVD drive bit the dust. I bought a LG external multi drive and plugged it in (USB 2.0). The drive recognized music CDs and DVDs but the program DVD Player would not play the DVD. I searched around a bit and there have been comments that DVD Player only works for internal DVD drives.

    Is this true? If so, is there another program out there that I can use to play my DVDs?


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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jun 04, 2010
    No go...
    VLC didn't work. I installed it, went to open disc, chose DVD, and I got an error:

    Your input can't be opened
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvdnav:///dev/rdisk1'. Check the log for details.

    ...and the log states...

    dvdnav warning: cannot open dvdnav
    main warning: no access_demux module matching "dvdnav" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 26.875 ms - Total 26.875 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 26.875 ms)
    main debug: creating access 'dvdnav' path='/dev/rdisk1'
    main debug: looking for access module: 0 candidates
    main error: no access module matched "dvdnav"
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0.169 ms - Total 0.169 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0.169 ms)
    main error: open of `dvdnav:///dev/rdisk1' failed: no access module matched "dvdnav"
    main debug: finished input
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 0/1)
    main debug: nothing to play

    Any other ideas???

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