[X-Newbies] Re: Can't play DVDees.

Brian Durant globetrotterdk at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 23:09:34 PDT 2005

OK, I seem to be able to play VCDs now. Interestingly, I have tried
other DVDs with the same sound problem, but when I try to switch the
audio from digital to analog in VLC, the app crashes and I loose all
system sound, iTunes sound, etc. I have been searching for a bit of
region nullifying software and from what I have found, there seems to
be no stable software for OS X. What I have found is in early beta and
requires patched firmware upgrades depending on hardware.



On 4/23/05, Charles Martin <chasm at mac.com> wrote:
> > From: Brian Durant <globetrotterdk at gmail.com>
> >
> > I have been trying to play DVDs, but no luck so far. The Apple DVD
> > player is out of the question as I have purchased legitimate DVDs in a
> > number of countries that I have lived, which means that I of course
> > have DVDs from different regions and the Apple DVD player is hobbled
> > so that I can only do this 5 times before it selects a region for me
> > based on which DVDs I play.
> I have not used them myself, but I'm confident there are myriad
> software programs out there that can nullify that for you.
> >  Windows Media Player can't find anything
> > to play for some reason.
> <snort>
> > VLC seems to have some sort of sound
> > issue on my machine, i.e. very loud, static and can't really make out
> > the actual sound track I am using a G5 1.8 GHz. single with OS X
> > 10.3.9 installed.
> I use VLC for this purpose and have no problems. I don't think the
> culprit is VLC per se.
> >  Altec Lansing speakers plugged into the mini jack
> > socket. VLC 0.8.1. and North by Northwest on DVD. Any ideas?
> Buy a cheap DVD player? :)
> Main suggestion is that you a) find one of those "reset region"
> programs and b) get to the root of the real issue with VLC. I strongly
> suspect that the sound preferences in VLC are set wrong for your
> speakers.
> _Chas_

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