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DVDs won't mount to desktop/finder

by mastermindobu / July 16, 2007 5:08 PM PDT

I was attempting to back up a few of my DVDs and place them into iTunes; however none of the DVDs I've tried have mounted to Finder. Handbrake recognizes that there is a disc but at the end of encoding it locks up. When I first insert the DVDs, the DVD Player opens to a blank screen and if I try to go to a menu or play it says no supported disc. I've played DVDs successfully before so this problem is less than a week old.

MacBook2,1
Intel Core 2 Duo
2 Ghz
Mac OS X 10.4.10
8x slot-loading SuperDrive

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DVD's
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 16, 2007 9:55 PM PDT

are these DVD's commercially produced or ones that you have made yourself?

If home-made ones, do commercial ones mount on the desktop?

Try restarting and repairing permissions, although that does not do a lot in 10.4, but it's worth a try.

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working
by mastermindobu / July 17, 2007 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD's

That seems to have solved my problem, thanks a ton.

In case you're still curious the DVDs that weren't mounting were commercially produced.

Thanks again!

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Great
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 9:56 PM PDT
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The reason behind the question about the origin of the DVD's was two fold.

1. Commercial DVD's are produced in a completely different way to Home-brewed ones and are usually readable by most DVD players

2. Home-brewed DVD's are produced by a laser burning pits into the dye layer. Not all lasers are created equal, their lens may be dirty or they may not track as well as they should. This can make the DVD readable on the machine that created it but not on others.

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also, go to System Preferences,
by boya84 / July 16, 2007 10:57 PM PDT

go to "CDs & DVDs" and change the "When you insert a video DVD" item to "ignore". That should get it to the desktop rather than auto-launching DVD player.

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