DVD Player Issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by leftbanke7, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

    leftbanke7

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    I recently installed a DL SuperDrive into my computer and want to watch my DVDs on it. My 10.3 install disks are on CD-ROM so DVD Player was not installed on my computer. Going onto Apple's site, I had 2 options to download, DVD Player 3.1.1 or the 4.6 Updater to Player 4.5 (which says it requires Tiger so that's automatically out). I download and install 3.1.1 and when I click on the application, it bounces once in the dock and stops. I restarted the computer, retried and had the same issue. So I'm guessing for some stupid reason, it's not compatible with something in my computer (Digital Audio G4). Any ideas? Is the fact that it is a dual layer drive an issue?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try using Pacifist to get the version that is on your 10.3 install discs off and onto your computer. Pacifist link:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12743

    (Pacifist allows you to extract specific packages off the install disc without reinstalling Panther.)
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    does your computer recognize you have a DVD player in your computer at all
     
  4. leftbanke7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Burned a CD with finder and a DVD through iDVD
     
  5. leftbanke7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I thought, DVD Player was not included in my set of disks. I purchsed them through my school's office of software licencing and they came to me on CD-ROMS so I guess it was just assumed that there is no DVD drive or Apple sent the school CD-ROM in which to copy through their software licencing agreement with the school.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you sure? Did you look with Pacifist? My iBook's original Panther discs were also CD-ROMs, but they definitely had DVD Player on them. I have a combo drive, but still... hmm...
     
  7. leftbanke7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did. There was nothing there that even remotely looked like DVD Player
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm...I guess, if you can access another computer that has Panther on it, you could use the copy from there? Otherwise, perhaps use VLC in the meantime?

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
     
  9. leftbanke7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't realize that VLC played DVDs as well. The program gets better and better everyday. Thanks for the info.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it's like the little engine that could. :D
     

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