How to Solve DVD Player Not Working on Mac (El Capitan included)?

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Apr 092013

There are many reasons that cause the issue “the default DVD Player not working on Mac” in Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, EL Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard.

  • Bad or damaged superdrive. If your DVD drive is bad or damaged, the dvd player program will not be open. You will need to repair the DVD drive or purchase a new one in order to watch DVD movies on Mac.
  • System issue usually after upgrading os x to Lion or Mountain Lion. Try to reset the computer’s SMC to see if your DVD player can work on Mac or not.
  • Region issue with commercial DVDs. You can repair disc permission to solve “DVD player not working on Mac” issue.
  • DVD is scratched or dirty. If your DVD is scratched or dirty, your dvd player can accept discs but they do not mount or are automatically ejected. The default DVD player is very sensitive to the quality of DVD disc, if your DVD is scratched or dirty, you can try a third party free DVD player like VLC or paid DVD player.
  • Unsupported DVDs such as Blu-Ray discs, some commercial DVDs. If your DVD discs are not supported, your dvd player app will go to a black screen and then unexpectedly quit.

In most cases, your DVD player is not working because your DVD discs are in unsupported DVD formats. The default DVD player does not support playing Blu-Ray discs, certain commercial DVDs. You will need a third party DVD/Blu-Ray player to enjoy movies on your Mac. This article introduces a best DVD/Blu-Ray player for Mac OS X and guides you on how to play Blu-Ray/DVDs on your Mac. If resetting the computer’s SMC, repairing disc permission cannot solve “DVD Player Not Working on Mac” issue, and VLC cannot play your damaged or dirty DVDs, you can also download the DVD-Blu-Ray player in this article to see if it can help you out.

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