Strange DVD player problem:

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mushyosh, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. mushyosh macrumors newbie

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    This is a strange problem. New computer, but have just tried the DVD player for the first time and this is what happens:

    Everything works fine and as normal, but when the movie has a part where there is a lot of black on the screen, the black/dark areas go very pixelated and a bit blurry.

    Is this something wrong with the player, a bad connection, something that needs replacing or cleaning? Does anyone know what this is?


    Thanks


    OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar
    1.42 Ghz Dual
    1024 MB DDR ram
    120 GB HArd drive
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Try downloading videolan VLC media player from www.versiontracker.com - it's a freeware DVD player - and seeing whether the same thing happens. This should help determine whether it's a prob with your drive or the dvd player program (which i've found to be generally a bit naff).
     
  3. mushyosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yyeah i tried using VLC and got the same problem. So its a drive problem?
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Could just be a poor transfer.

    Does this disk do it on other DVD players?
    Have you tried different disks -- do they do the same thing?
     
  5. mushyosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the discs work fine on normal DVD players, its just in my computer. And i have tried lots of discs, all with the same problem so it is definately something to do with the computer.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I've got exactly the same Mac as you but with Panther.

    Have never really liked the DVD player but I think it got better after upgrading from Jaguar although that could be wishful thinking.

    I doubt that anything is wrong with the drive... you'll just have to put up with it.

    Now that DVD players have become so cheap I'll be buying a stand-alone one that is region-free.
     

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