MPlayer crashes my mac and VLC won't even open...what's going on?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by arcsbite, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. arcsbite Guest

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    ok, VLC opens in the dock then the icon disapears..and that's it...nothing..everytime I try.

    I was using Mplayer, but since i updated to 10.4.5 on intel, when I try and open it, it comes up fine then everything freezes, I can still move my mouse cursor, but everything including the dock and all windows are frozen, I have to hold the power button to restart the machine.

    anyone know what's going on? and how I can fix this?

    I can now only watch quicktime movies and my collection is mainly mpg's which won't open in QT *sigh*
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe VLC or MPlayer is Intel ready yet. Did you repair permissions? Its always a good idea to repair permissions before and after an OS update.
     
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    MPlayer was working fine on 10.4.4 on intel *shrug*

    shall try permissions..
     
  4. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    .mpg files will virtually all open in QuickTime Player. Huh?
     
  5. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    I'm using Quicktime Pro and getting

    "QuickTime cannot open the file:
    "Lost 2x14"
    it is not a file that QuickTime understands (-2048)"

    for almost all mpg's I try to open
     
  6. mklos macrumors 68000

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    Yeah believe it or not, there are mpg files that won't play in QT. I have a bunch of QT codecs installed that make that problem go away for the most part, but I still get some mpg files that don't play.

    I imagine that something got incompatible with the OS X.4.5 update. Hopefully you'll see a native version of MPlayer and/or VLC soon.

    So yes, repair permissions and see what that does. Probably won't help, but its something to try.
     
  7. Uma888 macrumors 6502

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    Renaming the file may help. I had the same issue
     
  8. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps your mpg files are MPEG-2 files. (Unless you have previously played them successfully.) MPEG-2 files require an additional software download from Apple that costs $19.99:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/

    If you could email me the smallest such file (if it is under 3mb) then I will tell you if it plays successfully for me and then we will know if it is the file or your computer.

    My email is sarsipius23@comcast.net
     

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