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(#81) DVD Player in 10.5.6 can't be used to test
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 23:13 Reply with quote
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Last change:  Sat 25 Apr 2009, 14:06
State:  Closed Based on version:  1.0 (v54)
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It simply states that the media isn't supported.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 23:37 Reply with quote

That is depending how your project have been made.

if you made it with iDVD or DVD Studio Pro, DVD Player can be used.
if it is a ripped commecial DVD, it cannot be used.

It is a volontary limitation of DVD Player. If your find how get round this limitation, that would be create. I didn't.

that's why I added the test with VLC

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 23:52 Reply with quote

It's not a ripped comercial DVD. It's partly iDVD and partly a "ripped" (=copied) homemaded DVD
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Mar 2009, 23:56 Reply with quote

The problem stay the same.
The limitation come from DVD Player, not from myDVDEdit.

If you have Tiger, you would see that his version of DVD Player didn't do that.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr 2009, 00:01 Reply with quote

Jérôme wrote:
If you have Tiger, you would see that his version of DVD Player didn't do that.

I know. I had Tiger last week. So I raised this as a bug.
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr 2009, 14:09 Reply with quote

Jérôme wrote:

It is a volontary limitation of DVD Player. If your find how get round this limitation, that would be create. I didn't.

Do you have any web links in regards to this?
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr 2009, 16:07 Reply with quote

No. And I am not sure it still true.
I have DVD folders that I could not read with DVDPlayer before, and I can now.
Maybe because the last MacOS version have changed something, or I have done something I dont know.

This is a mystery for me.

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Apr 2009, 21:29 Reply with quote

I just had the case where DVD Player did run my "handcrafted" DVD. Very strange.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr 2009, 15:21 Reply with quote

The problem seems to be that myDVDEdit cannot successfully open the 10.5.6 version of DVD Player, with some, perhaps all, VIDEO_TS folders that otherwise play correctly in the player:

1) When I try to test any video using the Test command in myDVDEdit, DVD Player opens and then immediately aborts with error 'nilP'.

2) When I then reopen DVD Player and open the same VIDEO_TS folder that caused it to abort, it works as it should! I can then close the video without quitting DVD Player, go back to myDVDEdit, and use the Test command successfully! But if I quit DVD Player before going back to myDVDEdit, the Test command causes the player to abort right away.

So it seems that the problem is in the interaction between myDVDEdit and DVD Player, and not between the latter and the video being tested.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Apr 2009, 16:54 Reply with quote

It's look like a problem with your path name.

I use AppleScript to run and open the DVD project in DVD Player.

Do you have any special character in the path to your DVD project ?

Unlike with the previous version of DVD Player, I do not have problems any more to open my projects on my Mac.

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr 2009, 13:34 Reply with quote

Jérôme wrote:
It's look like a problem with your path name.

I use AppleScript to run and open the DVD project in DVD Player.

Do you have any special character in the path to your DVD project ?


No, unless you count spaces or underscores as special characters.

Jérôme wrote:
Unlike with the previous version of DVD Player, I do not have problems any more to open my projects on my Mac.


Prompted by this statement to think about what version I was running, I've apparently solved the problem! When myDVDEdit tried to run DVD Player when the latter was not already open, the run or open command would, for whatever reason, be sent to a copy of version 4.0 of the player. Moreover, there was only one copy of v. 4.0, among the several I have on my system, that would not, for whatever reason, announce that it was the wrong version for the system (Leopard) and would instead give the "nilP" error message I mentioned! But that was precisely the one that was on my startup disk, in a sub-folder of the Applications folder. A copy of version 5.0.1 is in the Applications folder itself, rather than a sub-folder thereof, but that was not the one that was opening!

Perhaps unfortunately for my ability to do further research, I've thrown away that copy of 4.0, and the copy of that copy that I made on another disk that then gave the same "nilP" error message when I tried to open it. The other copies of 4.0 and 4.65 don't open at all, and the error message regarding them comes from the Finder rather than from the application.

Whatever message myDVDEdit sends to run DVD Player in response to the Test with DVD Player command winds up opening a correct version. Incidentally, when I type
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open -a DVD\ Player
in Terminal, it also opens v. 5.0.1, and when I try to open a copy of 4.x by dragging its path to the command line, I get the message,
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LSOpenFromURLSpec() failed with error -10825.


Anyway, I don't expect to have the problem anymore and it's unlikely too many other users, if any, will have a similarly bad copy of v. 4.x lying around in a location that would cause the same problem, so you may not have to do anything about it.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr 2009, 13:46 Reply with quote

Jérôme wrote:
That is depending how your project have been made.

if you made it with iDVD or DVD Studio Pro, DVD Player can be used.
if it is a ripped commecial DVD, it cannot be used.


With perhaps rare exceptions, I've had no trouble playing ripped commercial DVD's with DVD Player, either in Tiger or in Leopard, either before or after editing them with myDVDEdit.
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PostPosted: Tue 18 Feb 2014, 01:00 Reply with quote

v. 4.x lying around in a location that would cause the same problem?
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