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OS 10.6.8 dvd player stopped working

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knutegj Calculating status...
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May 3, 2012 1:40 PM

OS 10.6.8 dvd player stopped working (stutters - no sound) when I am in my usual log-in but does work in my alternate (checking) log-in, disk permissions repair did not help. I trashed a dvd.plist file from my users/Library/Preferences folder but no change. Any suggestions most welcome.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • RatVega™ Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)
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    May 4, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to knutegj)

    General housekeeping...  repair permissions & run Disk warrior on all disks.  If it's been a long time, you may also want to repair permission in Safe Mode and maybe fsck -fy in Single User mode.

  • RatVega™ Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)
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    May 6, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to knutegj)

    My guess is that a re-install will fix the problem but I never lead with that suggestion... 

     

    BTW, if for some reason you determine that there is a fault in the optical drive, OWC is usually a good spot to get a replacement.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 6, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to knutegj)

    knutegj wrote:

     

    OS 10.6.8 dvd player stopped working (stutters - no sound) when I am in my usual log-in but does work in my alternate (checking) log-in

     

    If the optical drive works in your other account what makes you think a reinstall is going to cure anything if you continue to use the old account? 

     

    See if a smc or pram reset changes anything.

     

    Try booting in safe mode.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to knutegj)

    My rationale for a reinstall is that the Apple DVD Player software is somehow conflicting with some application that launches in my (main) user account but that does not launch in my relatively pristine checking account.

     

    The problem with that theory is that if it does indeed still fail when booting in safe mode then all system wide launchagents, launchdaemons, and your accounts launchagents and login items are suppressed.

     

    What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 7, 2012 9:50 PM (in response to knutegj)

    I cannot understand why the dvd player would work in one account and not another even in safe mode.  Did you remove the following two items?

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/DVD Player (folder)

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DVDPlayer.plist

     

    Both in your home directory.

     

    Of course you could just forget about it and use vlc?  It's a better player anyhow.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 7, 2012 11:26 PM (in response to knutegj)

    Well at least you know there is nothing physically wroing with that dvd player.

     

    Depending on how old your vlc was I would suggest hanging on to it, particularly if it is 1.1.12.  There are some "quirks" with vlc 2.x that you may or may not encounter.  I still use 1.1.12.

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