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10.3: Use an external DVD drive with DVD Player 4.0 Apps
DVD Player 4.0 now supports playback from external DVD drives without requiring a patch (as it did in Jaguar). However, the Panther installer will not install DVD Player by default if you don't have an internal drive, so you will have to extract it using the shareware package Pacifist.
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10.3: Use an external DVD drive with DVD Player 4.0
Authored by: cure on Nov 03, '03 05:59:16PM

Yes, this works perfectly. I tested with NEC DVD drive connected into iMac G3 via Firewire case.



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10.3: Use an external DVD drive with DVD Player 4.0
Authored by: fscudder on Dec 05, '03 06:43:32PM

I'm running 10.3.1 on an Imac tray loader, 333Mhz with a 500Mhz Harmoni cpu upgrade card with a firewire port. I have an external firewire DVD super drive purchased from MCE. I extracted the apple dvd player with Pacifist but it will not launch, just quits right after launch, there is no error message about not having an internal dvd drive, it just won't launch. Have repaired permissions. I've got a 30G Maxter hd. 3G of free space on the first partition of 2. I can get the MCE drive to play dvd's using the VLC media player. It works but the presentation is choppy. I'd like to be able to use the Apple DVD player if possible. Thanks.
Frank



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10.3: Use an external DVD drive with DVD Player 4.0
Authored by: Power Factor on Mar 26, '04 07:13:46PM

This is now broken in 10.3.3 at least for my Lite-on



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10.3: Use an external DVD drive with DVD Player 4.0
Authored by: deandmx@macmail. on Mar 27, '04 07:31:25AM

Yep also for my LaCie DVD writer



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10.3: Use an external DVD drive with DVD Player 4.0
Authored by: joda on Mar 27, '04 05:30:59PM

This follows up on helping an external drive get recognized under 10.3.3;
http://www.macintouch.com/panreader24.html
search the page for Michael Chang.
I have not tried it, but am on my way to now.



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