STUMPED: Beachballing when I open DVD player in 10.5 on PB 1.25g ram?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by California, May 11, 2008.

  1. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    I cannot believe it. I just upgraded from a 100gb 7200rpm hard drive in my 12" Powerbook, maxed out ram at 1.25gbs to a 250gb 5400 drive.

    And now I do not even have enough memory in Leopard to open DVD player?

    Geez louise, even on an old iMac G3 with 512 ram, I could play a movie!

    What is going on here?

    I closed down everything, repaired permissions and emptied the trash; even shut off Time Machine.

    Activity monitor SPIKED when I tried to open DVD player, then beachballed.

    I don't get it. Do I have to downgrade to Tiger just to watch a movie?
     
  2. jons macrumors 6502

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    What version of 10.5 are you running? Have you tried updating? Is DVD player the only app giving you problems?
     
  3. California thread starter macrumors 68040

    California

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    I'm running 10.5.2 and no other app is giving me problems.

    I wonder -- maybe it is a hardware issue? I have no idea what the issue is.
     
  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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  5. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    There is a bug in 10.5.2 and the graphics update with DVD Player on Aluminium PowerBooks, check out the threads on Apples forums.

    Basically, the solution is to wait for 10.5.3.

    AppleMatt
     

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