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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    What do you want to do with this pane? Basically, the DVD player launches when you insert a playable DVD. I just tested it an it seems a bit more primitive than iDVD was, but it does play DVDs.
    DVD Player is only more primitive in the sense that it doesn't have the DVD authoring capabilities of iDVD. It appears to be, as it always was, a DVD player app only. You get basic playback functions and that's about it. I haven't run it yet under Catalina but have a few times in other OS versions.
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    The controls for DVD player are very much simplified compared to the controls for iDVD. That's what I mean by primitive. You can get to the menu, move in the menu, play, stop, eject, etc, but the controls are very simple.
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    @krs I suspect you are thinking of iDVD, easily found in Finder > Applications; but possibly not supported now??
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    No, I actually meant DVD Player, but I have iDVD in Applications as well.
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    Thanks to everyone - especially those who told about the change to be made in CD&DVD in system preferences. Had looked "all over" for that option but somehow missed the most obvious place. Thought I would have to delete the app to avoid the problem but it cannot be deleted, disabled or anything else, other than the settings that I couldn't find but now have, thanks to all of you. fyi - The app shows no preferences option.

    Learned of "hidden" app from OWC article Oct. 21 - Catalina Quick Tip: How to Find and Open DVD Player - and tried it on Mojave, which did not have a DVD player.

    Now I can try VLC - generally relax over unwanted openings.

    Many thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    It is there if you have the optical drive connected.
    Got you. You are absolutely right. I didn't realise that. Should have

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    Learned of "hidden" app from OWC article Oct. 21 - Catalina Quick Tip: How to Find and Open DVD Player - and tried it on Mojave, which did not have a DVD player.
    Don't know which Mojave you have, but Mojave most certainly has a DVD player included.

    As Jake pointed out above: (Same for Mojave)

    It does not show in Applications in at least Catalina, but it is in /System/Library/Core Services/Applications. Note that it is NOT in Applications, but under Core Services. Apparently it activates when you insert a playable DVD. Nice to know it's there. Wish it wasn't hidden.
    And as Bob pointed out:

    It is there if you have the optical drive connected.
    Hope all this helps....

    PS: We moved your post to the correct forum. The subject is not a Lounge topic.
    Last edited by chscag; 11-02-2019 at 08:25 PM. Reason: Post moved info.

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    I tried to post but Charlie must have been moving it when I posted.

    The application DVD player does NOT appear in ~/Applications with a DVD drive attached. I just tested it. It does auto-launch when you insert a playable DVD, but it doesn't appear in the normal Applications folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    I tried to post but Charlie must have been moving it when I posted.

    The application DVD player does NOT appear in ~/Applications with a DVD drive attached. I just tested it. It does auto-launch when you insert a playable DVD, but it doesn't appear in the normal Applications folder.
    I'm getting a bit confused - which OS are you talking about?

    In ElCapitan DVD Player shows in Applications on a Mini with no DVD drive attached.
    Seems Apple keeps changing things unnecessarily from OS to OS

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    It does auto-launch when you insert a playable DVD, but it doesn't appear in the normal Applications folder.
    Jake:

    I believe that's what Bob meant. At least that's what I thought too.

    The first time I played a DVD set in Mojave I was surprised that iDVD did not open and show its settings; instead the new DVD player opened. Not quite as easy to adjust as iDVD but after getting used to it, it's okay. I really do not like it opening in full screen mode.

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    I'm getting a bit confused - which OS are you talking about?
    Speaking about Mojave. The newer DVD player will open instead of iDVD. It appears that Mojave does away with iDVD by removing it and replacing it with the newer player.

    Of course you can still choose to use VLC and in fact make it the default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Speaking about Mojave. The newer DVD player will open instead of iDVD. It appears that Mojave does away with iDVD by removing it and replacing it with the newer player.
    "Newer" DVD Player?
    Is that now the same as the "DVD PLayer" in ElCapitan that I see in Applications or a different one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    "Newer" DVD Player?
    Is that now the same as the "DVD PLayer" in ElCapitan that I see in Applications or a different one?
    All I know is that the current DVD player that's included with Mojave is not listed in Applications. (See above - Jake's reply)

    As for the original DVD player included with El Capitan and on up until High Sierra, it has been replaced by the newer player in Mojave.

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    Thanks,
    I have to remember that since Mojave is probably the next OS I'm going to move all the Mac in the family to.

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    Following the advice of Jake & Sly, where would I find the CD/DVD pane as it's not in System Preferences on macOS Mojave?

    Ian
    That's when you want to break out and use FAF ~ Find Any File.app Ian.



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    Last edited by pm-r; 11-07-2019 at 02:33 PM.

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    No need to FAF about, Patrick. Just read post #10 of this thread.
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