Getting DVD Studio Pro working on Yosemite

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  1. THOPMedia macrumors regular

    THOPMedia

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    I have a copy of DVD Studio Pro 4.0 that I am trying to get installed and running on my Macbook Pro Retina (Late 2013) with OSX 10.10.3.

    From what I understand, any version below 4.2 will not run on Intel based Macs but I cant get any of available updates to install. Current Status:

    -Have installed DVD Studio Pro 4.0 but opening returns message: "You can’t open the application “DVD Studio Pro” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported."
    -Have tried installing "ProApplicationsUpdate2008-05.dmg" Which returns message during Install: "ProApplicationsUpdate2008-05 can not be installed on this disk. Your computer does not need this update"


    Any help would be appreciated as this product is obviously not supported by apple anymore.
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    PowerPC app's weren't coded to run on an Intel-based Mac. Apple provided Rosetta, which was an add-on to Snow Leopard to provide cross-compatibility. Apple dropped support for Rosetta with the release of Lion.

    The only way to get it to run would be to obtain a copy of Snow Leopard Server and run it as a VM under VMWare or Parallels. Keep in mind that DVD Studio Pro was discontinued in 2006 - it's now 2015.
     
  3. THOPMedia thread starter macrumors regular

    THOPMedia

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    Thanks very much for the response!

    From what I understand, version 4.2 and up should work normally on intel based macs. Is that not correct?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, but how will you update 4.0 to 4.2 if the install version (and the installer) is PPC only. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the issue but you have version 4.0 which is for the PPC, there's no way for you to get the intel version since its a discontinued product.
     
  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    The only work-around I can think of would be to first install it on an older Mac running Snow Leopard. Then update to 4.2 and copy the app to a separate drive and then to your current Mac. No guarantees it would work though.
     
  6. THOPMedia thread starter macrumors regular

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    There are downloadable updates available for upgrading but I don't find a way to get from 4.0 to 4.2. That's the purpose of this thread. To see If someone has done this successfully or has thoughts on how this could be done.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    that's my point you need to have it running prior updating it. I don't think those are full application downloads but updates to the existing app.
     
  8. THOPMedia thread starter macrumors regular

    THOPMedia

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    Yep, I agree. Its a mystery. Im sure it must be possible. I just need to figure out how to do it. Any and all Suggestions are appreciated. Im currently even checking craigslist for old macs. Now I wish I would have hung onto one of my old beasts.
     

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