Commercial DVDs wont mount on 1.2GHz MacBook

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Commercial DVDs wont mount on 1.2GHz MacBook

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?

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--ddtm

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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