DVD Player Patch
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This patch modifies the DVD Player that ships with Mac OS X 10.3 (a.k.a. Panther) or 10.4 (a.k.a. Tiger) so that it always honors user action. This means, you will be able to fast forward even if the movie is trying to prevent you from doing so, forcing you to view boring ads for a minute or two.

Ever watched a foreign country movie with its original soundtrack and being forced to read a poor translation at the same time? You should be able to switch forced subtitles off. You will also be able to change the audio language on the fly. You might have heard about this with different
What's New
Version 1.9 is for Mac OS X version 10.3 to 10.4.4 (incl. DVD Player 4.6.5).
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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Negritude tipped on 08 Nov 2010
Here's a new patch:

http://sites.google.com/site/dvdplayerpatch/

Be careful though, as this hasn't been tested yet by a lot of people, and we don't know yet who the developer actually is.
[Version 1.9]


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wjb3wvu commented on 05 Dec 2006
Please update this patch so it will work with 10.4.8
[Version 1.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Aug 2005
The Server is Down for 72 hours , they are updating Servers.

Unfortunally the latest version (1.8) doesn't work for DVD Player 4.6.1 ( it does for 4.6 though )

I mailed the creator about above , but he didn't reply . On his site , while it was still up , i read that he retired.

I still have hopes for a 1.8.1 version that ofcourse would do the job for 4.6.1 , maybe not from XVI but from his successor.
[Version 1.8]


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Fred3rik commented on 09 Jul 2005
Does this work with DVD Player 4.6.1?
[Version 1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 May 2005
The download site has gone offline. Unfortunately there are no known mirrors.
[Version 1.8]

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Anonymous commented on 03 Jun 2005
The download site is once again online.
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 May 2005
Download link seems not to be worked or the server is offline. Is there any further information ?
[Version 1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 May 2005
Letting this unknown patch into ROOT makes me nervous. I won't do it.
[Version 1.8]

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Anonymous commented on 12 May 2005
Then don't.

But think about it... you may notice that the patch has been download more than 5,000 times. No one has come screaming about how it screwed their system. On the contrary, people are quite pleased with the results. Of course they are all lying and their Macs all crashed AND burned to a crisp only after first sending all their most confidential info to parts unknown.
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JimW commented on 12 May 2005
Suggestion: It would make me more comfortable to have the installer make a backup copy of the DVD Player application, just in case something goes wrong, or Apple comes up with an update that will not recognize the patched application.
[Version 1.8]


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Shk747 reviewed on 12 May 2005
superb, thank's xvi !!!
[Version 1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 May 2005
brilliant.... you rock, have a Lacie DVD on an old eMac for home... 10.4 on it, installed all, could not play DVD movies... until this well done.... and it is free.
[Version 1.7]


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iPhone4S had trouble on 13 Jun 2006
Does not work under 10.4.6 on an Intel MacBook. :(
[Version 1.9]


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gkt had trouble on 23 Jan 2006
Having installed version 1.9 on an 2nd Generation iMac with a superdrive running OS X version 10.3.9 it has killed my drive. I can not longer play DVD's through DVDPlayer or burn CD's or DVD's through iTunes or Toast.

Can anyone please advise how I can remove this patch?

Cheers.
[Version 1.9]


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License:Free
Date:17 Jan 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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This patch modifies the DVD Player that ships with Mac OS X 10.3 (a.k.a. Panther) or 10.4 (a.k.a. Tiger) so that it always honors user action. This means, you will be able to fast forward even if the movie is trying to prevent you from doing so, forcing you to view boring ads for a minute or two.

Ever watched a foreign country movie with its original soundtrack and being forced to read a poor translation at the same time? You should be able to switch forced subtitles off. You will also be able to change the audio language on the fly. You might have heard about this with different words, such as DVD "User Prohibition", UOP, "User Operation Prohibition" or "Prohibited User Operations", a "functionality" that gives the movie's publisher control over your DVD player remote control, deciding which buttons you can use and which you can't. This patch takes that control away from the publisher, and hands it back to you. Don't blame Apple (or your topset player manufacturer) for this, blame the movie industries that enforce this through their license system.

Lastly, this patch also removes the restriction introduced in Mac OS X 10.3.5 where an internal DVD drive is required to run the DVD Player. This patch is localization independent : while the patching tool it is in English only, once applied, the DVD Player will benefit from it, whatever language you use.


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