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How to play a DVD on your Mac

Play DVDs without a DVD drive

Since all new Macs no longer feature DVD SuperDrives, there's no physical DVD drive for you to play DVDs. However, you can use Apple USB SuperDrive, an external DVD drive that connects to your MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air, iMac or Mac mini with a built-in USB cable. If you want to play and watch your homemade DVDs on Mac without a DVD drive, you can use Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate, which lets you easily converting your home DVDs to video files in any popular video format.

Follow the tutorial below and convert your home DVDs to playable videos for your QuickTime or other player software.

1. Click here to download Aiseesoft Mac Video Converter Ultimate

2. Start the installer and install this application on your Mac following the instructions. When it is complete, you will see the interface below.

3. Click "Load Disc" button in the toolbar, select your home DVD in the open window and click "OK" button. The DVD video files will be listed on the left panel. Click the profile drop-down button and select "Apple InterMediate Code(AIC)(*.mov)" from the drop-down list as the output format.

4. Click "Convert" button to start the conversion. When it's done, click "Open Folder" to find the converted video files.

Play DVDs with a DVD drive

VLC is part of a remarkably sophisticated suite of VideoLan applications available for a wide range of operating systems, ranging from Linux to Windows and, of course, Mac OS X.

Download and install VLC and open it, then select File > Open Disc. Click on the Disc tab, click on DVD, select the device, and click OK

Or select File > Open File..., select your VIDEO_TS folder, and voila! You're watching your vfideo.

Play DVD on Mac