Commercial DVDs wont mount on 1.2GHz MacBook

5 replies [Last post]
doug-doug the mighty's picture
Joined: Apr 14 2004
Posts: 1355

Alright - I have a 1.2GHz MacBook running X.4.11. There is very little not vanilla on this mcahine.

The machine will play CDs with no problem, however, when I put a commercial DVD in to watch a movie, DVD Player opens, but the nothing else happens. The disk will not mount on the desktop either. Disks will eject on demand.

Why can't I watch a movie or see the disk on the desktop?

TIA
--ddtm

__________________

--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
themike's picture
Offline
Joined: Jul 21 2004
Posts: 455
i think its "copy protection"

i think its "copy protection". mine does the same thing with any newer discs, say, the last couple years or so. have you tried any older discs?

__________________

dream it, think it, feel it, be it

doug-doug the mighty's picture
Joined: Apr 14 2004
Posts: 1355
Not sur the age...

I have Private Ryan and Blackhawk Down but they may be newer burns, not sure.

Is there a work around?

It would be nice to be able to rip a disk to the HD since carrying a bundle on deployment would suck...

Did install Handbrake for that, but cannot see the disk.

__________________

--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'

Dr. Webster's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 19 2003
Posts: 1687
Two questions: 1. What is

Two questions:

1. What is a 1.2GHz MacBook? The slowest MacBooks were 1.8GHz Core Duos.
2. Do DVD-ROM (data, not movie) discs mount and work OK? If not, sounds like you just got a bad drive.

__________________

Applefritter Admin

doug-doug the mighty's picture
Joined: Apr 14 2004
Posts: 1355
Re: Two questions: 1. What is

Dr. Webster wrote:

1. What is a 1.2GHz MacBook? The slowest MacBooks were 1.8GHz Core Duos.

seems I need to pay closer attention to what goes in my eyes and out my hands to the keyboard - it is an iBook G4.

Dr. Webster wrote:

2. Do DVD-ROM (data, not movie) discs mount and work OK?

all I have for DVDs is two store bought movies (as described above) and two home movies. I just checked these and the both work (and were produced on iMovie on another Mac). These last two do mount on the desktop.

I just loaded VLC (videolan.org) and the strore nought movies play (but still do not mount to desktop.

I now believe the drive is good and the problem
is software since a third party app will play the "invisible" DVDs.

__________________

--DDTM ('Fritter Critter' since Apr 26 2004 - 18:16)

'If it ain't broke, take it apart anyways. If you can't take it apart, break it so that you can fix it.'

themike's picture
Offline
Joined: Jul 21 2004
Posts: 455
I wonder if this will solve m

I wonder if this will solve my problem, too? I'd like to be able to still rip those DVD's and save them. I've been searching for a way since I noticed the problem, and I have a problem holding on to any sort of physical media these days...

__________________

dream it, think it, feel it, be it