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Metatron2008
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Re: Was this a good idea? (Superdrive related).

Well, I still have the black case The drive just isn't in it



HiVolt
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LOL.



acadiel
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My only complaint when I did this with my MBP is now when I hook up the external DVD to play a DVD, DVD Player tells me there's not a supported SuperDrive attached. I have to use VLC.

10.8.3, 15" 2010 MBP (Core i5) - 500GB HDD (internal) and 240GB Intel SSD (in SuperDrive bay)



Metatron2008
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That's odd..



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said by acadiel:

My only complaint when I did this with my MBP is now when I hook up the external DVD to play a DVD, DVD Player tells me there's not a supported SuperDrive attached. I have to use VLC.

Are you going through a USB hub? I've seen that type of flakey behavior if you don't hook up directly to the computer.
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acadiel
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said by not quite right:

said by acadiel:

My only complaint when I did this with my MBP is now when I hook up the external DVD to play a DVD, DVD Player tells me there's not a supported SuperDrive attached. I have to use VLC.

Are you going through a USB hub? I've seen that type of flakey behavior if you don't hook up directly to the computer.

Nope, the DVD drive is hooked up as the OP did above.

My guess is that if I reload OS X without a DVD drive attached, it'll get around this problem. I'm going to yank DVD Player from my Mini's load over to the MBP to see if that is a simple work around.


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reply to acadiel

said by acadiel:

My only complaint when I did this with my MBP is now when I hook up the external DVD to play a DVD, DVD Player tells me there's not a supported SuperDrive attached. I have to use VLC.

According to OWC's site who sell DataDoubler, that is expected behavior.


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said by tango_bob:

said by acadiel:

My only complaint when I did this with my MBP is now when I hook up the external DVD to play a DVD, DVD Player tells me there's not a supported SuperDrive attached. I have to use VLC.

According to OWC's site who sell DataDoubler, that is expected behavior.

There has to be a reason my 2011 Mini will play off a third party DVD player with the DVD Player app while the MBP 2010 won't.... I'll figure it out eventually.


Metatron2008
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said by acadiel:

said by not quite right:

said by acadiel:

My only complaint when I did this with my MBP is now when I hook up the external DVD to play a DVD, DVD Player tells me there's not a supported SuperDrive attached. I have to use VLC.

Are you going through a USB hub? I've seen that type of flakey behavior if you don't hook up directly to the computer.

Nope, the DVD drive is hooked up as the OP did above.

My guess is that if I reload OS X without a DVD drive attached, it'll get around this problem. I'm going to yank DVD Player from my Mini's load over to the MBP to see if that is a simple work around.

Why would you EVER use the built in dvd player when you have VLC and MplayerX which have more codecs and video options? It's like using Windows Media Player when you better options on windows!