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DVD Playback Update 4.6.1 addresses a disc validation issue some users may encounter when attempting to play a disc for the first time with DVD Player 4.6. This update is recommended for all users of DVD Player 4.6.

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G3, G4, or G5 processor (G5 required for HD playback), Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Anonymous
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Yes i could not play a Retail DVD I had that was in UDF format. OSX couldnt even mount it, disk utility reported 0 files/folders. This is because of 4.6.1. You can fix it by downloading 4.6.0 here http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/dvdplayer46.html.. you have to show contents of the installer package, extract the Archive.pax.gz file, and copy all of the files to their proper locations in the system folder. You will have to force some of the permissions to you as the owner in order to modify them. If you cant overwrite a file, just rename it then copy the new one over.

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Version 4.6.1
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Bigbadbenqc
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after updating to 4.6.1 dvd player does not open...it says that i have no dvd drive?????

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Version 4.6.1
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Anonymous
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I have the same problem. I am running v4.6 and when I stuck a blank cd in to record onto, it did not appear on the desktop as usual. "about this mac" reveals that my mac now thinks there is no dvd/cd present.

Trying other programs, like iTunes or VLC still does not recognise the drive and neither of the packages recognize the "eject" button or command.

The keyboard eject F12 button no longer functions either.

H E L P !

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Anonymous
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Boot into openfirmware (hold down these keys while rebooting: option - command - O - F)

When you get to the white screen, type this at the prompt:

reset-nvram

and then type:

reset-all

and your Mac will again reboot. You've just zapped your NVRAM and likely all will be just fine now.

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Fred3rik
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Does the DVD Player Patch work on this version?
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17888

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Version 4.6.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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According to a comment at http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17888 it does not, but I haven't actually confirmed this myself.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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No problems here. DVD Player still plays DVDs. So do VLC 0.8.2 and MPlayer 2.0b8r5. The couple of DVD ROMs I tried work fine.

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Version 4.6.1
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Anonymous
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The 4.6.1 update is a real CRAP!! Shame on you Apple. After this update we can no more MOUNT a simple UDF DVD ROM (I said ROM, and I mean with DATA, no video) with that crap.
The whole mounting system of DVD UDF is destroyed.

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Version 4.6.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Data DVDs are managed by the Finder, not DVD Player...

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Anonymous
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UDF DVD are managed by the frameworks and set region hiden crap put in the system by the Update.

The update block the finder and the system withy those two new stupidity created by a defunct PPC team, switching in haste to INtel crap.

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Anonymous
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I encountred the same problem as Not Happy and I have fpouind a slution : replace the DVDPLAYBACK.framework (in system/Library/framework) with an old one (4.6 around 26-28 march 2005 build date) and "snap my UDF DVDs mount again.

TAKE care, by the way, th DVD Player "4.6.1" is dead after that operation. But I use VLC, so there's no probleme. VLC 0.82. plays well DVD Vidéo.

MacUpdate-Lon (developer)
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You encountered the same problem as 'Not Happy' because you are that person.

Your post and the original poster, as well as the subsequent posts by 'Not Happy', have the very same IP address associated with them.

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Anonymous
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haha,busted.Oh well,I agree with the original poster though.

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Anonymous
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I think it's 'restrictions' are primarily the country coding thing, and the fact it respects play restrictions, like not fast forwarding copyright notices etc...

However, it is very good for testing DVDs you author yourself.

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Version 4.6.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Try this patch:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17888

;)

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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DVD Player pretty much emulates all of the features of the average stand-alone DVD player...how exactly is that "restrictive", if playing DVDs is all you want to do with them?

Besides, leaving out features provides incentive for other developers; I bet if DVD Player had all the bells and whistles you'd be bitching about Apple stifling competition...

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Version 4.6.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Didn't i tell you not to use swear words, sonny?!

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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great!!! my system is messed up and permissions are comlete garbage now!!! i can now re-install 10.4 again!!!!

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Version 4.6.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I've updated 5 machines without any issues (4 eMacs, one G3 iBook).

Please note the previous comment about which files this changes: nothing there is critical to the operating system. In all probability you already had some kind of problem which was exacerbated by the installer updating the prebinding. When did you last repair your hard drive (directory, not permissions)?

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Anonymous
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Frankly I don't know why Apple even bothers with their lame DVD Player. Its such a restrictive piece of software, and VLC and their likes left it dead in the water a long time ago.
Apple may have finally succeeded in rendering a piece of their own software to junk status.

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Version 4.6.1
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Anonymous
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Before dissing Apple's DVD player remember that Apple allows you to install any other DVD player software that you want to.

The DVD player they provide is designed for Joe Public, who just want to shove a DVD in the drive and have it play. For this it is a fantastic program. If you want something else, feel free to downoad it.

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Anonymous
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I agree that the Apple DVD player is a now a joke.
When I had Panther at least I could watch
movies on my G4 and now with Tiger I can't
watch anything. Either Apple needs to hire
more testers or Apple needs to hire better programmers or both.

As a Mac user since the 512k, I'm now switching
to a PC this Xmas. Enough is enough.

Goodbye Apple

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Anonymous
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don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Anonymous
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DVD Player 4.6 doesn't break playing DVDs off the hard drive (at least for me). It is however slightly more picky than previous versions.

I got the "media type not supported" error when opening up a DVD saved on my hard drive. Turns out I had renamed the VIDEO_TS folder. If you change the name back to the way it was on the DVD, it will play fine even off the hard drive. If you want a more descriptive name, just store the VIDEO_TS folder inside another folder.

This version claims to add support for DVD HD disks. I think HD movies are stored in a different directory than VIDEO_TS. Apple probably checks the folder name before deciding which type of DVD you are opening, and if you have renamed it, their hardcoded check fails.

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Version 4.6
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Date 08 Jul 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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