CorePlayer ( on Intel )

vddrnnr

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Hi all,

I read in the CorePlayer posts that the "patched" version is PPC only.
That is not correct it is a universal binary with Intel code also.
I've successfully run it with an hackintosh ( only way to bypass the machine serial number check ).
The patch seems to have been only applied to the PPC part of the code.
My only problem is my hack has no kext for graphics and so it fails if you try to play
a movie with the default output ( OpenGL ). If I disable video output it loads and plays the audio track.
If anyone want's to try ( hackintosh only ) just change your hack serial number in smbios.plist to
match one of the three used for patching.

PS. Forgot to say the SNs are at
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/coreplayer-mobile-os-x

Best regards,
voidRunner
 
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Have you benchmarked Coreplayer against other players on Intel OSX? I haven't had need of it's leverage on my Core Duo Macs as VLC/Mplayer are fine. Also, Coreplayer's superior playback on PPC was by virtue of it's Altivec code - which isn't present on Intel.
 
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vddrnnr

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Hi Dronecatcher,

I was trying it on my lowest spec'ed hack an asus eeepc 1101ha ( atom z520 with gma500 poulsbo ) with Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
And that's the problem because it has no graphics (qe/ci) hardware support :( it's all being done on the cpu.
But i've also tested my own build of youview and it plays youtube 360p fine which for now won't
work properly in any snow leopard running browser.
Maybe if wicknix get's pale moon (32 bit) working it will work fine.
I think based on this CorePlayer might be better than the others. I will try it on my CoreDUO if I can get the SN right.
I'll get back to you when I get the chance.

Best regards,
voidRunner
 
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vddrnnr

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Hi all,

I've patched the intel code of CorePlayer.
It's running but even on a working Macbook it give s an error playing although it plays sound.
I don't know if it's one of the frameworks missing something from Snow Leopard and up.

I'm posting the binary ( patched ) and the .Coreplayer folder ( to unzip on your user folder so
it will be registered without needing to input the serial number ).

If some one has Tiger Intel or Leopard Intel machines that can try this out and see if it works
we can check finally if the Video playing code only works with PPC or not ).

Right now I'm also trying to strip the Intel code from the binary to test on Snow Leopard with
Roseta and see if it works and also do a performance test.

Best regards,
voidRunner
 

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