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[Resolved]How to Play DVD on MacBook Pro

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Updated on Feb 23, 2023

If you are a MacBook Pro user, you may find that there is no built-in DVD drive offered on the latest MacBook Pro. So, how can we play DVD on MacBook Pro without a built-in DVD drive? In this article, 3 easy and effective solutions are offered. Now, we recommend a powerful and reliable DVD ripper to solve the MacBook Pro DVD playback issue. Install it on your PC via the following link:

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Though more and more people tend to watch movies by digital downloads and online streaming, there is no doubt that DVD is still widely used in our daily life. However, it seems more and more difficult to play DVDs on Mac, because only the old 13-inch non-Retina models of MacBook Pro possess an optical drive. Now, there is no built-in DVD SuperDrive available on the new modern MacBook Pro any more. Don’t worry, there are still some methods accessible for us to play DVD on MacBook Pro. Here comes the roundup below.

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Solution 1: How to Watch DVDs on MacBook Pro with an External SuperDrive

To play DVD on MacBook Pro, you can buy an Apple USB SuperDrive which can be connected to your MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Once successfully connected, you can use USB SuperDrive to watch DVDs on MacBook Pro. The operation is similar to the built-in DVD drive. You just need to insert a DVD and then the DVD player will work normally and automatically.

Solution 2: How to Play DVD on MacBook Pro using Remote Disc

If you don’t have an external SuperDrive, then how to watch DVDs on MacBook Pro? Well, it is not as hard as you imagine. Under the same network, you can use a remote disc from a Mac, or a Windows computer that has DVD Sharing Setup installed to play your DVDs on MacBook Pro.

Please visit this link for details on how to set up a Windows PC / a Mac to share discs :

Notice: 1. Using remote disc is not suitable for Audio CDs, copy-protected Blu-ray or DVD movies and Windows installation discs.

Notice: 2. Make sure that the two devices (MacBook Pro and the sharing computer) are connected in the same network.

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[Recommended]Solution 3: Rip any DVD for Playback on MacBook Pro

Just as you can see, it is troublesome to bring an external SuperDrive with you all the time and the functions of Remote Disc is strictly limited. So, is there any better and easy solution to solve this MacBook Pro DVD playback issue? Well, the recommended solution is to rip DVDs to digital formats with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and transfer them to MacBook Pro for smooth and convenient MacBook Pro DVD playback. All you need is a Windows computer with a built-in or an external DVD drive.

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Step 1: Load DVD to WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

Insert a DVD to DVD drive and run WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Click the DVD Disc icon to load DVD content. Just as you can see, the ripper can also work as an ISO Image ripper and DVD folder (VIDEO_TS) converter.

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Step 2: Choose an Output Format to Play DVD on MacBook Pro

The main movie will be selected automatically. Then, move on to the Output Format part to select your desired video format under the Video tab by pressing the corresponding icon. For example, to convert DVD to MP4, you just need to click on MP4 icon. For QuickTime Player on MacBook Pro, you can rip DVD to MOV, MP4, M4V which are supported by QuickTime Player.

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Step 3: Click “Run” to Settle MacBook Pro DVD Playback Issue

Once the output format is chosen, it will go back to the main interface automatically. Click Run button to rip DVDs and save them on your PC. Then, just transfer the digitized videos to MacBook Pro through iTunes, network or USB to play DVD on MacBook Pro.

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Unlike external SuperDrive and remote disc feature, ripping DVDs to digital formats with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is more effective without any limitation. This powerful DVD ripper allows you to digitize DVDs to more than 300+ formats and devices easily. Of course, you can make ISO image from your home-made and encrypted DVDs with 1:1 video quality.

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