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  • 15. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    peace_frog Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm afraid this solution didnt work for me - framework 5.5.0 is from Lion (10.7.4) and I used Pacifist to grab it out of the installer image.

     

    Its the same file as the one linked in TheWrinklie's post.  How annoying its still crashing!  I refuse to reinstall the OS just for this... any other suggestions welcome.

  • 16. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    jvinsky12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yeah, thanks, you fixed mine as well

  • 17. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    Fabmini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked for me too!

    I was horrified this evening to find my brand-spanking new MBP was flatly refusing to play some newly bought DVDs. Luckily I came across your post, or I might have ended up reinstalling the whole OS as well (to no avail no doubt).

    I live in a rural area in Sweden and, like you, have to make do with a snails' pace internet connection. To top it all, I also have a monthly download cap, so it really is a no-no for me to reinstall and update stuff ad infinitum (some regular updates are so big it's bad enough to download just once).

     

    Anyways, thank you ever so much for posting this solution; you're a brick!

  • 18. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    peace_frog Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    For anyone still struggling with this, if TheWrinklie's suggestion doesnt work, try deleting every cache file in Macintosh HD/System/Library/Caches and rebooting.  It was a suggestion by PlogTheGeek in another thread here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19891325#19891325

  • 19. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    SilikenToo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just got off the phone with Apple Care.  I had the same issue and did some data capture and forwarded them files a couple of days ago.  I'm sure others did the same thing. 

     

    They just released an OSX 10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1 which fixed the problem on my MacBook Pro with Retina display.  About This Mac...More Info now shows Build 12C60 (updated from 12C54).

  • 20. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    pwtoday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks TheWrinkle - worked like a charm! On to season 1 of Game of Thrones!

  • 21. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    TheWrinklie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If anyone still has this problem, the latest OS X update Supplemental 10.8.2 now appears to rectify the issue.  I've updated the OS and reinstated the original DVDPlayback Framework folder and it now works perfectly.  Funny that Apple didn't mention that in the details of their update tho'.........

  • 22. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    amirrahim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, it did work for me as well in my MacPro OSX 10.75. My version of the Mac Pro (2007) doesn't allow OSX 10.8.
    No DVD problem with my MacBookPro running 10.8. Thanks very much!

  • 23. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    amirrahim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Also searching for a good book on Terminal and other Mac books that help with issues like this.

  • 24. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    isthatreallynecessary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    gumsie,

     

    I followed your steps and get this error:

     

    Last login: Tue Aug  6 00:39:33 on console

    unknown0026bb0ab7f9:~ chrisburck$ /Applications/DVD\ Player.app/Contents/MacOS/DVD\ Player ; exit;

    DVD Player(6638,0xac63ea28) malloc: *** error for object 0x20: pointer being freed was not allocated

    *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug

    Abort trap: 6

    logout

     

     

    I am using a mid-2009 MB Pro, 3.06GHz, 17 inch.

     

    This DVD player issue started for a couple weeks ago.  After upgrading to ML (from SL), but not immediately after.  I had watched a few handfuls of DVDs successfully.  Then the player just quit as others have described.  Sometimes I'm able to reopen the player through Applications, other times not.

     

    Anyway, the first time the player crashed, I thought I might need to restart.  So I restarted, but the computer didn't reboot.  After MUCH time trying to figure out how to fix things, I learned about Cmd-R and eventually got ML re-installed (took about 12hrs).  With my computer working again, I was able to view one (1) DVD, and now it's crashing again (though thankfully the whole system hasn't given out like last time).

     

    I also tried Wrinklie's recommendation, but that hasn't fixed things, either.

     

    Cna anyone tell me what the terminal window message means?  I'm getting pretty frustrated here. . . .

  • 25. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)

    isthatreallynecessary wrote:

     

    gumsie,

     

    I followed your steps and get this error:

     

    Last login: Tue Aug  6 00:39:33 on console

    unknown0026bb0ab7f9:~ chrisburck$ /Applications/DVD\ Player.app/Contents/MacOS/DVD\ Player ; exit;

    DVD Player(6638,0xac63ea28) malloc: *** error for object 0x20: pointer being freed was not allocated

    *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug

    Abort trap: 6

    logout

    What you get in that message is beyond me I'm afraid. Hopefully somebody clever will chime in and decode for you.

     

    This DVD player issue started for a couple weeks ago.  After upgrading to ML (from SL), but not immediately after.  I had watched a few handfuls of DVDs successfully.  Then the player just quit as others have described.  Sometimes I'm able to reopen the player through Applications, other times not.

    Do you have a working clone of SL or a USB optical drive? You need to figure out whether it's more likely hardware or software.

  • 26. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    isthatreallynecessary Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    gumsie,

     

    Thanks for the reply.  Hopefully someone can tell me what tha message means.

     

    No, I don't have a working SL clone.  For now, I'm not too worried since I downloaded VLC and was able to view a movie this evening (though I regret it, since it was a complete piece of garbage lol).  But again, hopefully someone can tell me what the error message means, and whether I can resolve the issue with DVD Player.

     

    Anyone know whether it's possible to do a recovery and download just the DVD Player (or whatever files are broken, if any)?

  • 27. Re: DVD Player quits when a DVD is inserted.
    gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,095 points)

    isthatreallynecessary wrote:

     

    gumsie,

     

    Thanks for the reply.  Hopefully someone can tell me what tha message means.

     

    No, I don't have a working SL clone.

    On another note, do you have a working clone of anything or a backup?

     

    I downloaded VLC and was able to view a movie this evening (though I regret it, since it was a complete piece of garbage lol).  But again, hopefully someone can tell me what the error message means, and whether I can resolve the issue with DVD Player.

    VLC was garbage? Oh right, I thought it was pretty good. Still, it's not a DVD Player it's a media player so you can't expect it to be as easy to use as one.

     

    Anyone know whether it's possible to do a recovery and download just the DVD Player (or whatever files are broken, if any)?

    Not sure that you can, I think you need to dowload a combo update and that might only contain DVD player if it's been upgraded.

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