07-04-2006, 11:55 AM #1
Apple DVD player initialisation Error
- Member Since
- Jan 20, 2006
eMac 1.25Ghz PowerPC G4
I have a LaCie external DVDRW connected via firewire cable, but whenever i try to use a DVD, whether it be a DVD Movie or a regualar DVD app, i always get this error:
"There was an initialisation error"
"A Valid DVD drive could not be found. [-70012]"
I have tried various brands, ie. Verbatim, PNY.
This only happens with the default apple DVD player. I can use VLC with no problems.
Oddly, not knowing what version my player is, i tried updating it to the latest version, 4.6.1. When installing, i got the red exclamation mark on the apple HDD, stating that it could not be installed because a newer version was already installed,
Any clues to this error?
08-25-2008, 06:20 PM #2
Using Apple's "DVD Player" without a built-in DVD drive (i.e. using external/virtual)
- Member Since
- Aug 25, 2008
- G3 Mac (Tiger), MacMini G4, MacBook Pro (Leopard)
I too got "a valid dvd drive could not be found. [-70012]", but mine was because I was trying to play "DVD Player" on a Mac without a DVD drive (crazy? no, just trying to play an ISO backup of a DVD).
Do I go for a VOB player of some kind? Did you ever find a solution (assuming yours would work for me)? Do I just buy a cheap DVD drive (which won't help you)? Would something like http://www.patchburn.de work?All things are possible, but not all things are permissible.
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