Can you use a DVD player with a Mac?

You can use the DVD Player app to play DVDs or DVD movie files stored on your computer. DVD Player also doesn’t play other media, such as Blu-ray discs, or recognize video content burned onto certain types of DVD-RW discs. …

Why can’t I play a DVD on my Mac?

DVD not be recognized/read usually happens when you insert DVD disc improperly, have a damaged disc or DVD drive, or your DVD drive driver goes outdated. For that, you can repair or buy a new DVD drive, or reset NVRAM (or PRAM) via press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys to shut down your computer and turn on later.

How do I use an external DVD player with my Mac?

Use an External Optical Drive



Once you’ve attached your external drive to your Mac, you can use it in exactly the same way as a built-in optical drive: simply insert the DVD or CD into the SuperDrive, and the relevant media-playing app should launch automatically.

Can you put a DVD in a Mac?

If your Mac has a built-in optical drive, or if you connect an external optical drive (for example, an Apple USB SuperDrive), you can use CDs and DVDs to play music, watch movies, or access files that were backed up on a disc.

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How do I hook up a DVD player to my MacBook Pro?

There is no way to use that DVD player to watch DVDs on your MacBook Pro. That DVD player needs to be connected to a TV or monitor with a component video or standard video input.

How do I connect my DVD to my MacBook air?

The easiest option is to simply purchase an external USB DVD drive. Apple makes such a thing in the form of its $79 USB SuperDrive. Just jack it into your MacBook’s USB port and shove your discs into it as needed.

How do I connect an external CD drive to my Mac?

To use your SuperDrive, connect it to a USB-A port on your Mac*, then insert a disc. Make sure that the aluminum enclosure of the SuperDrive is facing up.



Connect and use your SuperDrive

  1. USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.
  2. USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter.
  3. USB-C to USB Adapter.

How do I get my DVD to play on my laptop?

To play a CD or DVD



Insert the disc you want to play into the drive. Typically, the disc will start playing automatically. If it doesn’t play, or if you want to play a disc that is already inserted, open Windows Media Player, and then, in the Player Library, select the disc name in the navigation pane.

How can I play a DVD on my Mac without a DVD drive?

An external optical drive will allow you to access discs on your Mac. To do this, you’ll need to buy an external disc reader that plugs into your Mac via a USB cable. Such an external drive could read CDs and DVDs, play Blu-Rays, and even burn discs — if that’s what you want.

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