DVD Player and external drives

Posted by: TCPMeta

DVD Player and external drives - 03/04/07 10:11 AM

I need to get my External DVD to wok in DVD Player in Tiger.

I have found a few mods/hacks for it but they don't work. I think the current version of DVD Player i'm using is 4.6.

I have found one mod that would work but it calls for DVD Player 3.2, anyone willing to pull out the old 10.3 discs and send me a copy of the DVD Player app?
Posted by: macDeviant

Re: DVD Player and external drives - 03/04/07 10:54 AM

i think i could find a way to get it to you... it won't take much digging either

should be able to get it to you this after noon
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: DVD Player and external drives - 03/08/07 05:14 PM

I found a way to make my frontend to see VLC as DVD Player. I just deleted DVD Player and added a version.plist into VLC and it worked.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: DVD Player and external drives - 03/09/07 11:39 AM

What frontend are you using? And what exactly did you do with the version plist? Would this work with Front Row?
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: DVD Player and external drives - 03/09/07 06:00 PM

I'm using AMP.

I forgot I changed the Pkginfo file as well.
Basically I copied the DVD Player version.plist and added it to VLC. Heres the entry.


<?xml version="1.0 encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "=//Apple computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList/List-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>BuildVersion</key>
<string>11</string>
<key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key>
<string>4.6.5</string>
<key>ProjectName</key>
<string>DVDPlayer</string>
<key>SourceVersion</key>
<string>46500506</string>
</dict>
</plist>


For the Pkginfo file I changed the entry to

APPLcfbs

This trick might also work for FrontRow. If it works you can make FrontRow use 3rd party programs instead of the default Apple programs.