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Good software to go with macbook air superdrive

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    I have just bought a MacBook air SuperDrive to play dvd's on my mac mini. I use plex to watch data files but I need a good program to use when watching DVDs. Can anyone suggest a good program i can use to watch dvds? If its free, even better. I have vlc loaded but I don't like to use it for DVDs.

    Also are there any program's around that allow me to play dvd's from other regions?
     
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    Thanks. I don't think the volume control is responsive enough. Also the sort/find slider is too short. I much prefer windows movie player as that goes across the whole screen and allows for a more accurate search. I also think it is much to slow to load movies.

    I don't like wmp for DVDs either. I used to use powerdvd but that to was a slow and clunky program.
     
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    Don't you have DVD player installed by apple?

    Fair mount may or may not work for you to play other regions.
     
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    I am not to handy on macs. If it does a dvd playing software i haven't seen. It used to have front row but that's gone now. It might have QuickTime but I would rather pull
     
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    All my teeth.
     
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    It is called DVD player ;) maybe it doesn't come with SuperDrive less machines. Lol I've never looked for it on my MBA. But have it on all other machines.
     
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    I just checked my MacMini 2011 and it has the Apple DVD player on it although it has no DVD drive.
    Have you tried VLC 2 which has recently been released with a much changed UI and lots of added tweaks?
     
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    Thanks. I will have a look at these options.
     
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    I just checked my MBA, and it definitely comes with the app named "DVD Player". That works just fine :smashin:
     
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    I had a look and it doesn't have any of those programs but I will download the DVD app. Vlc (I am assuming its 2 as it was downloaded recently) is terrible.
     
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    Are you sure it doesn't have DVD Player? I would contact Apple regarding that, as it is standard on every Mac. Well it used to be when I bought my MBA, and even my Mini Server has got it installed.

    Just press cmd(apple)+spacebar and type DVD Player in spotlight and it should be there.
     
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    I have not got a keyboard attached. I use air mouse. Would it be in apps. I see quick time but no DVD player.
     
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    Yes it should be in Applications.
     

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    Nope. Not there. Interesting. When did you get your Mac mini?
     
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    Mini Server - November 2010
    MBA - May 2011
    MBP - March 2008
    Blackbook - May 2007
    iMac - Jan 2010

    They all got it...
     
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    I think its in apps/utilities these days. It will be there...
     
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    It's in apps on 10.7.3, not utilities.
     
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    Sorry I should have said that I found it.
     

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