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amnesiac1984
May 20, 2004, 07:30 PM
Hi all

My DVD playback on my Dual 1ghz PM G4 has just gone awry. It shows everything in wierd blocks, is it my video card? The problem seems to go away after a restart but resumes after half an hour or so of playback.

Not good news as my powermac is the centre of my home cinema system! :eek:

JOD8FY
May 20, 2004, 08:42 PM
Does it happen on other DVD's? If it's worked before, then I doubt it's your graphics card. Try repairing permissions and the whole bit, too.

JOD8FY

amnesiac1984
May 21, 2004, 05:34 AM
I've tried two different DVDs and a video_ts folder on the hard disk. Basically after a restart it doesn't show a problem but the problem will develop after a while and show on all DVDs until I try until I restart again.

hvfsl
May 21, 2004, 06:41 AM
Try VideoLan at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html , see if you get the same problems with this program (when playing DVDs). If you do, then it is probably a hardware problem with your graphics card.

amnesiac1984
May 21, 2004, 07:50 AM
Try VideoLan at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html , see if you get the same problems with this program (when playing DVDs). If you do, then it is probably a hardware problem with your graphics card.

WIll try this, problem with this is that VLC won't output sound to my M-Audio Firewire 410 audio interface.

amnesiac1984
May 21, 2004, 08:18 AM
Well I tired VLC and it worked fine, but DVD player is still screwy.

Repaired everything using cocktail and sitl lno change, a restart still fixes the issue very temporarily.