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Old Jul 4th, 2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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I tried to install Apple DVD Player 2.7 on my factory-orginal Beige G3 and it said "The DVD player cannot be installed on this machine." Wtf? No, I have not installed a DVD-ROM drive, but I ordered one today. Does this need to be installed first? 366 MHz G3, ATI RAGE 128 16 MB running Mac OS 9.2.2 on first partition, Mac OS X 10.2.6 on second. I attempted to install the player from OS X onto the OS 9.2.2 partition and it failed. Do I need to boot into OS 9.2.2 physically and install from there? Once installed, I want to apply the hack/patch that allows DVD viewing on older Macs.
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Hi Lars,

I'm still using V1.3 on my B&W 350. You may need to have the drive installed first. Do you have the DVD decoder card on your video card? Also remember that there is a conflict with QT v6 and dvd player on older macs.
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There are lots of posts on www.xlr8yourmac.com about making DVD players work in beige G3s. Sounds like a lot of trouble, but some reports of success.

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Running QT 5, and no, I don't have the decoder card installed. Where can I get v1.3?
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Old Jul 5th, 2003, 03:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help, I successfully installed DVD v2.7 without a hitch on OS 9 w/hack. Now what should I expect for performance once my DVD drive arrives? Hopefully smooth under OS 9 -- OS X, I don't care. 544 MB of built-in RAM, 366 MHz G3, VM off.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 10:06 PM   #8
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What IS the hack? I have this problem too. :)

Hello,
I have this problem too and it's killing me!
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