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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: DVD won't play Reply with quote

I need to play a special video DVD in front of an annual meeting on Sunday afternoon.

The DVD works fine when I play it on ordinary television DVD players.

I tried playing it on an old white MacBook and on a new-for-2012 slimline iMac using a USB Apple SuperDrive. Apple's DVD player reporter that the disc is unsupported media. Neither machine would mount the main DVD menu. The Finder on both machines reports the disc is there when loaded, but trying to get Apple's DVD player to recognize the Video-TS folder (or the disc overall) repeatedly resulted in "unsupported media" error messages.

What can I do to recover this DVD video? Is there a way I can rip it to Toast and play it from a thumb drive?

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iMac (Core i5 2.9 GHz), Apple USB SuperDrive MacOS 10.8.4, Roxio Toast 9 Titanium)

white MacBook 1.83 GHz, built-in DVD drive, MacOS 10.6.8
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing this might be from a custom DVD burning device like a DVD recorder?

If you just need to play the video(s) then perhaps MakeMKV can rip the content and you can use VLC to play it.

Or, can you play the DVD with VLC?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Toast 9 to rip the contents of the DVD into iTunes as an MP4 file, which I then transferred between computers via thumb drive. So the video is now on the laptop's hard drive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See there is a new dial home ripper that requires the dvd to dial home to verify its legit status this is becoming quite nasty because if you try to play it on a ps3 it will tell you it cannot communicate with a server or media type isn't supported same on mac as well
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