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DvdPlayer and ISO files

Anyone know how to have the Mac OS mount an ISO image and have it play automaticly in DVDPlayer? I hate that I have to perfrom multiple steps to play a movie on my HD.

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DVD Player

I wonder which version of Mac OS you are using.

If it is OS X, go to the System Preferences, click on CD/DVD and choose the option to automatically play DVD's when inserted.


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I'm not inserting a DVD

I have a movie ISO image on my hard drive. For it to play I have to double click on the ISO file so it will mount the image. Then I have to open DVD player to make it play. I'd like it to play right after it mounts.

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My mistake

Does the DVD player recognise the file in the File/Open dialog before it is mounted?


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Once the ISO is mounted, when I open DVDPlayer, it will play the recently added mount. So I guess the answer is yes? I would like to play as soon as it's mounted. Without having to go to the desktop and starting up DVDPlayer.

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Not sure that's going to happen

without the ISO being used to create a DVD.

It would be a neat trick though. You might be able to create a Automator script that, when you ran it, it would mount the ISO file and launch DVD player.

Or, create an alias of your DVD player on the desktop and, as soon as the ISO mounts, drag it to the alias and the DVD Player starts. Still needs interaction on your part though.

Let us know what you come up with


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