Apple’s DVD Player.app has been broken for so long, I honestly can’t remember the last time I was pleased with it.
It’s very telling that if you go to Apple’s web site, you can’t find DVD Player there. If I was them, I’d be ashamed of it too. I wouldn’t be surprised if Windows Media Player worked better.
Since (at least) Snow Leopard version 10.6.4, and continuing now in 10.6.5, DVD Player has been impossible. Routinely it crashes before you get to the main disc menu, and I’ve probably sent in 20 crash reports.
But no more. I switched to VLC. And you know what? “It just worked.” It’s a shame Apple can’t make software like that any more.