Apple has begun to stop installing CD/DVD drives since the introduction of MacBook Air in January 2008. Later Apple discontinued manufacturing MacBook and iMac with optical drives in 2016 and mid-2011 respectively. With your new Mac devices, you are not able to run CDs or DVDs. For this purpose, you need to rely on external CD/DVD drives. .The Apple USB SuperDrive is compatible with Mac models from 2008 and later that don't have a built-in optical drive.MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models with USB-C ports require a USB-C to USB adapter (sold separately) to use Apple USB SuperDrive.
Mac Media Player, famous for its perfect HD playback throughout the world, is also an excellent Free DVD Player. Featuring output up to 1080p, DTS5.1 audio system, ultrafast speed, and handy operation, Macgo DVD Player software can give you the best multimedia enjoyment.
Preparations you need to do:
- Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.11
- Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz processor or higher recommended
- 512 MB RAM or higher recommended
- 250 MB of free disk space
- Internal or external drive
Free trial version of this powerful Media Player is now available on Macgo Official Download Center, or you can click here to download Free Mac Media Player, and then drag its icon to your Application folder.
After installing Free Mac Media Player, you can go to 'Launchpad' and click on its icon to launch the program. The simplified main interface will reduce certain misoperations. You can see two buttons there: Open File and Open Disc.
Insert the DVD you want to play in the drive. There will appear two buttons in the center of the interface - 'Open File' and 'Open Disc'. Press the second one, and follow the instructions. After a few seconds, a main menu will pop out, and you can make some adjustments according to your preferences.
During the playback, you can make video settings as follows:
1) Snapshot: Ctrl+Alt+S
Snapshot the movie by shortcut keys or pressing the 'Snapshot' in 'Tools'.
Click 'Tools' button and select 'Adjustments'. There are five sections to be set in video tuner: brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma, and hue. If you want to reset them, you can press 'Reset' button. Moreover, if you want to keep the settings, you can check the 'Always apply the settings' on the left bottom.
3) Aspect Ratio
If you want to adjust aspect ratio, you can find it in 'Video' on the tool menu.
4) Screen size
You can adjust screen size by shortcut keys or through the options in 'Video' on the tool menu.
Half size: Command+1
Normal size: Command+2
Double size: Command+3
Fit to the screen: Command+4
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1. If DVD Player on Mac Not Permitted Certain DVDs
'When commercial DVD (NTSC) inserted into MacBook Pro DVD Player, 'Not Permitted' and 'Supported Disk Not Available' error messages are displayed when I attempted to play the DVD. DVD plays normally when inserted in a different player.'
'Some brand new DVDs just purchased will not play..it opens to the first screen, freezes on the title (there is no menu on the DVD) with the words 'PLAY' in the bottom right corner and when I press play or skip or anything, it reads 'Not Permitted'.
'I have a disc that is region 2 and my dvd player says 'Not Permitted' when I try to change it to region 2.'
If the DVD player not permitted part of your DVDs, but worked well with others, there are two reasons.
First, the DVD protection is not supported:
The most common protection is the region code. Commercial DVDs are protected with respective region codes based on different areas. If Apple's DVD player doesn't match the disc's regions, it will not permit the playback of the disc (Apple DVD player can change its region for 5 times only). In addition, DVD players are designed to cope with common protections. But there are some newer schemes that older Macs fail to read.
Second, the DVD type is not supported:
• Brand of DVD - DVDs from Memorex, NoName, and some other unreliable no-name brands are cheap but may cause problems.
• Type of DVD - many older DVD players won't play DVD+R media. You'd better have a newer DVD player.
• Burn speed - if users burn DVD themselves, you'd better slow down the speed to x2 or max x4, or the DVD player may not permit.
• Bad DVD - the DVD is scratched, damaged or corrupted in any way.
To fix 'Apple DVD player not permitted' error due to protection or unsupported disc types, you can convert the DVD into video files for Mac. Considering the two disc characteristics (protection & special types), you can use MacX DVD Ripper Pro.
MacX DVD Ripper Pro - Digitize Protected and Unsupported DVDs
- Fully support almost all of the DVD restrictions including region codes, RCE, CSS, Disney-X project, Sony ARccOS, UOPs, etc. and upgrade monthly to catch up with the latest schemes.
- Provide wide support for DVD+/-RW, NTSC/PAL formats, damaged/unreadable discs, poorly burned DVDs, 99-title discs, discs from any studios, etc.
- Convert DVDs into MP4, MOV, MKV, HEVC, H.264, AVI, WMV, ISO, MEPG, etc. for permitted video on Mac DVD players, PCs, players, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HDTV, consoles, etc.
Download MacX DVD Ripper Pro macOS version to convert DVD on Mac
Download MacX DVD Ripper Pro Windows version to convert DVD on PC
Step 1. Run MacX DVD Ripper Pro and insert the disc into Mac disk drive. Ingore Mac DVD player and click the Disc button on the interface to load the DVD info. The program will detect the correct title automatically.
Step 2. Then a window as shown above will pop up asking you to select an output format. To play the output video file on Mac, you can convert DVD to MOV by General Profiles > MOV Video > Done. You can also select other formats like MKV, MP4, HEVC, AVI, iPhone, iPad, Huawei, etc. as you need.
Dvd Player For Mac
Step 3. Back to the main interface, enable the Safe Mode box on the right lower part. This feature will let you get rid of any ripping errors when converting a 'hard' DVD. Then click Run and after minutes, you can play the DVD without DVD player not permitted error on Mac.