Apple DVD Player software- how to download/install?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by madmaxmedia, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hi all,

    I recently bought a eMac refurb from Apple, and upgraded the CD-ROM to a DVD burner. The DVD burner is a Sony known to be compatible with Macs.

    How do I install the Apple DVD player software? I tried restoring the Apple applications, thinking that Apple DVD player wasn't installed the first time because the installer recognized that there was only a CD-ROM installed. 30 minutes later, no DVD player software!

    I tried downloading version 4.0 from VersionTracker, and ended up getting version 3.x. When I try to run the application, it bounces on the dock and then disappears- I assume it's just not compatible with Panther or something.

    I know the drive works, as disks get mounted and VLC Player plays DVD's (but very glitchy).

    Can anyone give me any pointers? If there was some sort of freeware/shareware alternative DVD player that would suffice. But it sort of bugs me that I can't get the regular Apple software installed and running.

    Thanks, Steve
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
  3. munkle macrumors 68030


    Aug 7, 2004
    On a jet plane
    Failing that VLC is the best freeware alternative, the interface isn't the best but it can play a whole host of formats. Even if you do install DVD Player I would still recommend downloading VLC.
  4. madmaxmedia thread starter macrumors 68030

    Dec 17, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Awesome- thanks for the tip about Pacifist!

    With VLC I got the menu to show, but playback didn't work. This was only with 1 DVD though, so I will try with others (it was already late at night after trying to install ALL the Apple software from 5 or 6 CD's!)

    I definitely like VLC Player for Divx, etc. The interface is sparse, but that's the way I like it for a video player.

    Thanks all,

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