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OS 9 and DVD playback (Lombard)
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wadekainer
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Oct 15, 1999, 11:06 PM
 
Anyone else notice more frequent glitches (occasional skips, "scratched disk" messages using the new DVDPlayer vers 1.3 and OS 9? I notice it especially around layer/chapter switches. The older DVD Player 1.2 seems to be more stable in this regard, but I'm still doing more testing on "problem" disks.
     
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Oct 16, 1999, 07:00 PM
 
Mac OS9s DVD player hasnt taken care of all the problems wih the player included in OS 8.6 ? i mean does the disk still get stuck, is the volume still lower than usual when playing DVDs ?
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Oct 18, 1999, 02:24 AM
 
Actually, I've got a problem with DVD playback on a Wallstreet (sorry, I know this thread's talking about Lombard DVDs). It seems that the new Apple CD/DVD Driver doesn't recognize the DVD-ROM module as DVD hardware. I can work around it by using the CD/DVD driver from 8.6, but that's kind of a hassle. Anyone out there hear of the same problem, or if it's possible I'm conflicting with something?
     
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Oct 18, 1999, 05:48 AM
 
Well, by playing around I've found out the new player does play well without 3rd party extensions, however in all testing, I could never get the DVD-ROM tray to eject discs via the Eject button (or menu). Ejection does work, though, in the AppleCD Audio Player. Strange... My gut tells me there's still something a little funny with the DVD player.
     
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Oct 19, 1999, 06:49 PM
 
Problem solved. Trashing the DVD and Finder Prefs seems to have cleared everything. Stupid of me not to think of it earlier. Problems just coincidental with the OS 9 installation.
     
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Oct 22, 1999, 01:40 AM
 
OS9 DVD player uses software MPEG2 decoding, and it's still in beta. Im not sure if it will use the MPEG2 decoder card if its present
     
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Nov 4, 1999, 04:52 PM
 
I noticed that the Eject button wouldn't eject the DVD... I'll have to try deleting the prefs. I have noticed a few skips during the course of a movie... maybe three or four, max. This didn't happen before, but it's really not that big a deal.
     
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Nov 4, 1999, 04:54 PM
 
As a followup, I got my first "disk is scratched/dirty" error yesterday. Oddly enough it was at the very end of the credits for Devil's Advocate. A quick click on "ok", a return to the menu, then a return to the movie had this fixed... odd.
     
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Nov 4, 1999, 08:22 PM
 
As a followup, the ejection probs returned, and I still get the 3 or 4 tiny skips (which occur in the same spot whether starting from the beginning of the movie or moving to the start of the chapter)(!), so I ended up reinstalling a minimum 8.6 + DVD 1.2 software (just to play DVDs flawlessly) alongside the OS 9 and DVD 1.3. Booting from 8.6 eliminates the tiny skips and restores ejection...perhaps something in the CD/DVD Driver or decoding library is slightly amiss.
     
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Nov 7, 1999, 07:39 PM
 
Have you thought about moving the DVD 1.2 software from OS 8.6 over to OS 9? I moved ColorSync 2.6.1 from OS 8.6 to OS 9 because the individual color adjustments in ColorSync 2.6.1 effectively elimnate the blue hue on the Lombard LCD display. No problems so far.
     
   
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