Top 3 Methods to Play DVD on MacBook Pro

Play DVD on MacBook Pro

If you have just bought the new MacBook Pro, you can find the latest MacBook Pro Retina does not offer built-in DVD drive. Thus, people who need to play DVD on MacBook Pro, things will be slightly hassle than before. What should be the best methods to play DVD disc on MacBook Pro without drive? The article explains 3 frequently used methods to make it work. Just learn more detail about the solutions and select the desired one accordingly.

Part 1: Play DVD on MacBook Pro with external DVD drive

As the built-in DVD drive is no longer available, you can choose some External DVD Player to play DVD files on MacBook Pro. It should be the most frequently used methods, check out the detail as below.

External DVD Drive

Step 1: Select suitable external DVD player

The price of the external DVD player, the main features, its weight and many other factors are all worthy to consider and compare. The followings are two representative external DVD players, which can serve as the optical drive.

Step 2: Connect DVD drive to MacBook Pro

Connect DVD drive to MacBook Pro with USB port instead of USB hub, and then check for the drive on the MacBook Pro. Select "Preferences" to choose "External disks" box. And then you can open the DVD drive to view its content.

Step 3: Play DVD on MacBook Pro

In order to play DVD on MacBook Pro, you have to choose the standard 120mm disc. And then setting the DVD drive to make sure everything works. Now you can enjoy the DVD on MacBook Pro now.

Notes: Before you install external DVD drive for MacBook Pro, you should backup the files first. And then go to Mac HD/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist. Open the file with Text Edit or any other text editor to add mbasd=1. And then restart the MacBook Pro to find whether it works.

Part 2: Download DVD Player on MacBook Pro to play DVD

Even if you have the External DVD drive, you still have to get some DVD Player software for playing DVD disc on MacBook Pro. Here is the method to load DVD files for playing on MacBook Pro. Just take 5KPlayer as the DVD Player for MacBook.

5kPlayer

Step 1: Download and install 5KPlayer

When you download and install 5KPlayer on MacBook Pro, you can launch the DVD Player on MacBook to recognize the DVD files. And then click "DVD" icon on the main interface to load the DVD files.

Step 2: Choose the DVD source file

After that you can choose the DVD source file from the popup window. You should make sure the external DVD drive connect to MacBook Pro. And then you can select the desired DVD source file to play with.

Step 3: Play DVD disc with DVD Player

Now you use the DVD Player for Mac to watch DVD on MacBook with external DVD drive now. And you can also choose the caption you want to enjoy the DVD files.

Part 3: Rip DVD movie for playback on MacBook Pro

Do you always take the external DVD drive on the go? It should be a frustrated issue. As for the case, it is highly recommended to rip DVD to video files, which you can play DVD videos on MacBook Pro anytime you want. AnyMP4 DVD Ripper should be the best program when you need to extract video from DVD. Here is the detail process to rip DVD to any format with AnyMP4 DVD Ripper.

Step 1: Load your DVD disc

Download AnyMP4 DVD Ripper on Mac, and insert the DVD into DVD drive. Hit "Load Disc" option to import DVD disc into MacBook Pro.

Load DVD

Step 2: Edit and select output video format

Use filters before ripping DVD to video or audio, to crop, trim, rotate, adjust brightness and other more video effects to add on. Later, select output format you wanna output from "Profile" drop-down list.

Choose File

Step 3: Rip DVD into videos on Mac

Hit Convert button, to start DVD to video or audio ripping process on MacBook. After that, you can play the DVD videos on MacBook Pro anytime anywhere you want.

Rip DVD

Bottom Line

In spite of above methods to play DVD on MacBook Pro, you need an external DVD drive for MacBook Pro first. And then you have to download and install some DVD Player software for Mac. It is difficult to play DVD in the way. What should be the most efficient solution in order to make sure the MacBook Pro plays DVD? AnyMP4 DVD Ripper should always be the first choice. Whether you rip the DVD with External DVD drive for Mac, or use another computer to rip the DVD, you can play the DVD video on Mac freely. More questions about how to play DVD on MacBook Pro, you can feel free to share the opinion here.

Posted by Ted Klarso to DVD
September 15, 2017 03:23

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