Panther DVD Player

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by stevey500, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    K im running panther 10.3.5 and well I just installed a dvd burner. I need a program for watching DVDs, I know there is dvd player that is on the os/x install disks, but I dont have the disks, I traided for this mac and did not include install disks. Is there any other way I can get/download DVD Player app? Or does anyone have an alternative dvd player program ? I have tried VLC but it takes to much power to run so its a bit choppy, I tired trans lucy dvd player and it works better than perfect but costs money, I want something free that will just at least play a dvd smoothly in full screen. Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot download the Apple DVD Player. You could try MPlayer which you do not seem to have tried yet...
     
  3. mslifkin macrumors regular

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    DVD Player should be in your Applications directory. It gets installed with Mac OS X, I don't think you can choose not to install it. I've never had a Mac that didn't have a DVD Rom drive, so I don't know if it wouldn't install if a DVD Rom drive weren't present.

    Marc
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It doesn't! No DVD ROM == No DVD Player.
     
  5. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

    JeDiBoYTJ

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    ^ are you sure?

    I installed Panther (or Jaguar, cant remember), on an old Mac G3 with a CD-ROM drive at school (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g3/stats/powermac_g3_350_bl.html), and sure enough, there was the DVD Player.app right there in the Applications folder. I specificly remember pointing it out to everyone, mentioning how the computer doesnt have a DVD ROM drive.

    But then I remembered that you can use DVD Player to play Video_TS folders that are on the hard drive, and you can use it to view DVD's that are on a network.

    Although I could be wrong, cuz I dont go to that school anymore to check, but I seriously remember it being there.

    Do a search, maybe it is there but hidden, who knows.

    if you dont have it, maybe you can do a search on Versiontracker.com, there might be a third party DVD player out there somewhere...
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Anyway.... Use Pacifist to get the "DVD Player.app" off your Panther installer CDs/DVD. No OS reinstall needed.
     

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