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G4 Power book DVD player problem

by amgrip / March 15, 2008 9:10 AM PDT

I recently upgraded a G4 Powerbook (12") 1.33 GHZ memory 1.25GB to Mac OSX 10.5.2 (Leopard). Since then it has been impossible to play a DVD - I went to the Apple site to find a DVD player to download to no avail. I tried the DVD function on the Front row app. but all I get is a blackscreen with "DVD Loading"...and nothing happens. I run both platforms, Windows and Mac and I regret to say that my PC's are far easier to deal with than the Macs - I have also an Imac G5 - running Leopard. Can anyone help with the Powerbook Ge4 DVD situation. Does it mean that as soon as Apple comes out with a new OS one has to buy their latest machine? Thanks for any help with this.

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One thing to try is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2008 10:17 AM PDT

Go see if VLC PLAYER is out for this G4 Mac. If I recall there are some limitations on the G4 so you might even want to consider going back to what you had if it worked better.


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G4/Leopard Powerbook DVD
by dliscin / May 6, 2008 9:21 AM PDT

amgrip - I am experiencing the same thing which is quite annoying. Did you find a solution ?

Thanks for any info,

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