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Mac – Play DVD automatically on insertion in VLC Media Player

So I’ve installed Mac OS X 10.5 on my PowerBook G4 12?, and it’s working quite well so far. Until the native DVD-playing software went haywire that is. Needless to say, I turned to VLC. Now the problem is getting VLC to automatically launch and start playing the DVD when a DVD is inserted. Here’s what you do. Open up the program Script Editor, and place the following in there:

Save it, and close the application. Now go to System Preferences -> CDs & DVDs and when pressing When you insert a video DVD, select Run script… and just use the applescript you just made. Voila, it works!