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    Hey guys,
    I just got a new Macbook Pro and I really want to know which application or software I could use to play some DVDs? I've tried the FrontRow App but it đin't seem to work :confused: Thanks xx
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    In your 'Applications' folder, you should have an application called 'DVD Player'. Open that up, and away you go...
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    (Original post by mee.vu)
    Hey guys,
    I just got a new Macbook Pro and I really want to know which application or software I could use to play some DVDs? I've tried the FrontRow App but it đin't seem to work :confused: Thanks xx
    LIke the above poster said, the stock DVD player app works fine for me.
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    ok I'll try. Thanks
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    I use VLC media player, works a charm
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    I have VLC but barely use it apart from stuff in weird formats (like some rips off a blue-ray a friend sent me which were HD and my normal video players wouldn't touch them, but VLC happily played them). Just press CMD and space-bar and then type 'dvd' into the search box and press enter, and it'll open the DVD player.
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    Quicker way to get to DVD player is hit Command and Space Bar together to bring up Finder, type "DVD" and you'll see DVD Player come up, hit enter and bam, there it is.
    I've found this to be the best way to play ripped DVD images as well (legally obtained for long trips of course).
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    (Original post by mountainmetman)
    Quicker way to get to DVD player is hit Command and Space Bar together to bring up Finder, type "DVD" and you'll see DVD Player come up, hit enter and bam, there it is.
    I've found this to be the best way to play ripped DVD images as well (legally obtained for long trips of course).
    Literally word for word what I put, about ten minutes too slow there mate
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    (Original post by mountainmetman)
    Quicker way to get to DVD player is hit Command and Space Bar together to bring up Finder, type "DVD" and you'll see DVD Player come up, hit enter and bam, there it is.
    I've found this to be the best way to play ripped DVD images as well (legally obtained for long trips of course).
    Thats not finder, thats spotlight...
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    (Original post by Nuffles)
    Literally word for word what I put, about ten minutes too slow there mate
    That's the problem with typing at work, have to do it in the background so the boss doesn't notice - takes about 20 minutes to get a post done.
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    What about for playing .avi's ?
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    (Original post by SilverbySkyline)
    What about for playing .avi's ?
    Good ol' VLC plays them if I remember correctly.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Good ol' VLC plays them if I remember correctly.
    Nice! Cheers mate. Tried to download some plugin for quicktime of an *ahem* shady website but didn't really pan out! I'll give VLC a download tonight! Is it free?
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    (Original post by SilverbySkyline)
    What about for playing .avi's ?
    AVIs aren't a single format, it's what's known as a "container" format that can't definitively be read by any given program.

    That said, VLC tends to read the vast majority of formats that might be contained in an AVI, so it's a good bet :yy:
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    (Original post by estel)
    AVIs aren't a single format, it's what's known as a "container" format that can't definitively be read by any given program.

    That said, VLC tends to read the vast majority of formats that might be contained in an AVI, so it's a good bet :yy:
    You've made me curious, do you know of any combinations of a/v codecs that do not work in VLC?
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    You've made me curious, do you know of any combinations of a/v codecs that do not work in VLC?
    All of those exceptionally common unsupported codecs on their list, I guess? :p:
    (I guess not being able to trivially play Blurays out of the box is the only issue that any normal person is likely to encounter ever, and it looks like it doesn't support legacy Real stuff).
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    (Original post by estel)
    All of those exceptionally common unsupported codecs on their list, I guess? :p:
    (I guess not being able to trivially play Blurays out of the box is the only issue that any normal person is likely to encounter ever, and it looks like it doesn't support legacy Real stuff).
    Ah interesting.
    Should have been a bit more specific though -
    (Original post by Chrosson)
    You've made me curious, do you know of any combinations of a/v codecs compatible with an avi container that do not work in VLC?
    But your link (when combined with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...mats_supported) helpfully answered my question anyway.

    Yuck. Realplayer.
 
 
 
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