Well, I'm off to do 12 weeks of archeology this summer, leaving tomorrow. I don't have a laptop, so I traded computers with my old man, who has an old 300MHz clamshell iBook running Panther (slowly). All I really NEED it to do is allow me to upload pics from my digital camera and do email. For that it's great; I have a 120GB external USB hard drive to store everything on. But I got a little ambitious; I'd like to take my beloved Blackadder DVD collection with me. The iBook doesn't have the DVD-ROM, and the DVD Player app is not installed on it. I figured I could rip the DVDs on to the external hard drive with Mac the Ripper and view them with VLC. The rip went fine (did it on my G4 tower), and I can view the ripped DVDs fine with Apple DVD Player. VLC won't do it though. I open the VIDEO_TS folder as a file and it cycles through all the menus and then displays a "main decoder error: decoder is leaking pictures, resetting the heap" error. The menu structure is broken. I never used VLC for this before (it views the original DVD without issues), is there a way to view the ripped DVD without experiencing this broken menu structure? Alternately, can I install Apple DVD player on the iBook without reinstalling the OS, or can it not be installed on a machine without a DVD drive?