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Hi there,

Just got my first mac (Late 06 black macbook) having been drooling since first seeing one in August.

I think I have made a very foolish mistake, as follows;

I deleted (and emptied the trash) DVD player, and now I'd like to reinstall it (That's the last time I'll be so hasty)
I have a dvd player 4.6 update file from apple which I ran on a whim, it said I couldn't update because I had a later version of DVD player.
I've also searched spotlight for any trace of dvd player, with none found.

I also tried to reinstall dvd player from the OS x install disk, but couldn't find it listed under bundled apps!

At the moment I'm using vlc, which is ok, but it's just a matter of preference in wanting dvd player (even quicktime would be ok). Am I doomed to live without DVD Player? Or is there an avenue I haven't explored?

p.s bring on time machine!
p.p.s is there any way of playing a dvd through quicktime without having to open the ifo files? i.e. simply?

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Check this program out, it plays almost anything.

VLC
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Umm, he said he's using VLC right now. He wants to get DVD Player back.

You can download the latest version of DVD Player from Apple's site right here.
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Thanks for the replies, I've tried downloading the latest version of DVD player, but on selecting the destination drive I get the error;

You cannot install DVD Player on this volume. A newer version of this software already exists on this volume

Macintosh HD also has a red exclamation mark on it :O

Again, I've searched with spotlight and in finder for any remains of dvd player, with none found.

:S
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What Version of OS X are you running 10.4.7 or 10.4.8.... I'll archive my DVD player and email it to you. What is your email addy? You can PM me if you like.

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Ok... I just emailed it to you... Follow the instructions to open it, and let us know if it works.
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Worked perfectly!

Another triumph! I could just imagine the .dll trouble of trying to do that on a Windows based machine.

Thanks very much RIDE!
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If ever you get in a tight spot and need to re-install just a piece of OS X from your install disk, Pacifist is a godsend.

Welcome aboard, judvard!
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wow i got a negative rep for suggesting VLC. i understand it was not a full on solution for the problem BUT it would play dvds just like dvd player.

edit: okay so he is using it, i made a mistake. neg rep me for it? boo to you....

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What Version of OS X are you running 10.4.7 or 10.4.8.... I'll archive my DVD player and email it to you. What is your email addy? You can PM me if you like.

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I've had exactly the same situation as judvard when I tried to install the update from apple. I'm running Osx 10.4.11 and it's saying I have a later version already installed. When I do a hard drive search, all I can find relating to the dvd player, is a dvd player folder in Application support, and in that folder are 2 folders. One called Scripts, which is empty, and the other called Settings, which contains many items like this: 427c235a30c6fa13.plist
That's it......Any chance you could email me as well. I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks.
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Not a reply but another question. I'm using OSX10.3.9 and DVD player Version 4. I want to bookmark some DVD's for a talk, but when I go into 'control', the 'add bookmark' and 'edit bookmark' selection are greyed out.
Any ideas what I can do to get them to work? Thanks so much.
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What Version of OS X are you running 10.4.7 or 10.4.8.... I'll archive my DVD player and email it to you. What is your email addy? You can PM me if you like.

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I did the exact same thing... can someone help me out with this??
I have a OS X 10.5.8...
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What Version of OS X are you running 10.4.7 or 10.4.8.... I'll archive my DVD player and email it to you. What is your email addy? You can PM me if you like.

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I'm stuck with the same problem. Would you mind helping me out too?
I'm Running 10.5.8
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Pacifist is still what you want when you need to reinstall just a piece of the OS.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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Hey thanks for the pacifist tip. It seems great but i can't figure out how to use it to solve my problem.
Okay... So I have DVD Player 5.0.3
It won't play any of my DVDs (ERROR: -70001)
I've tried installing updates 4.6 and 4.6.1 and on selecting the destination drive i get...
(You cannot install DVD Player on this volume. A newer version of this software already exists on this volume)
Deleting DVD Player 5.0.3 doesn't solve the problem and now I'm stuck! VLC isn't working for me either.
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