CorePlayer ( on Intel )

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by vddrnnr, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. vddrnnr, Mar 27, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018

    vddrnnr macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2017
    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

    Best regards,
  2. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2014
    Lincolnshire, UK
    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.
  3. vddrnnr thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2017
    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,

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