The Mac will be frustratingly slow. But CDs should mount. A lock up does not sound like a failing unit. More likely sounds like something the OS does not like. My HFS CDs just won't show up on the Finder, the desktop. They're simply ignored. A lock up is something different. Sounds like the OS reads the CD and when it tries to mount it, it hangs. If you need to work with Mac-formatted drives on a regular basis and you want the operating system integration, speed, and write access, Paragon HFS+ is a great choice and will be worth it for you. But, if you just need to get some files off a Mac-formatted drive occasionally, this is overkill and you can save $20 by sticking with HFSExplorer. Nov 25, 2020 If your external SSD shows up in Disk Utility but not mounted, you can right-click the drive and select Mount menu and then the SSD will show up on Mac. If the Mount button is grayed out or you fail to mount the external SSD, try running First Aid to verify and repair disk errors. Vlc portable Like the normal VLC, the portable version needs a windows operating system to run. Its portable in the sense that it can run on any supported windows. Open your external drive in that window. Open a new Finder window. Don't close your previous window (open to your external drive), as you'll need it shortly. Click the Go menu and navigate to your Home folder.
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This is a brand-new page as of 2009/03/21, an attempt to provide instructions on how to use the media player's Media Library feature.
As of VLC media player version 0.9.8a, the Media Library feature offers only the most basic abilities.
This author is working from a MacBook Pro using OS 10.4.11, so if you are using Windows (XP or Vista) or Linux, the exact locations of your menus and controls, as well as their appearance, can be expected to vary somewhat.
Everything presented here so far has been garnered from the user forums, and/or exploring the preferences and controls of my own copy of the program.
To use the media player's 'Media Library' feature, first verify that the function has been enabled in Preferences, then adjust the controller so that the window where the function is displayed automatically opens.
From the 'VLC' menu select 'Preferences..'. It will not matter which tab you select. The desired option is an Advanced option: in the Preferences window, in the lower left hand corner find radio buttons labeled 'Basic' and 'All'. Click the 'All' button.
The preferences window will change to show a narrow left-hand pane and a wide right-hand pane. The left pane lists categories of preferences that may be adjusted. Most items have triangles(Mac) or '+'(Qt) next to them, which may be clicked to show subcategories. For the moment we don't need to click any of them. Just know that expanded subcategories give quick access to particular options. Occasionally a subcategory may be the only way to gain access to the options desired.
If the left-hand pane is too narrow to view the list, click on the divider between the panes and drag it to adjust the width.
In the left-hand pane find and click the word 'Playlist' to view the Playlist controls.
In the right-hand pane, next to 'Use media library', ensure the box is checked. If it was necessary to change this option, be sure to click 'Save', at the bottom right of the preferences pane.
On this control pane, note 'Play files randomly forever' - uncheck this if desired. (Users have reported files playing in random order even when they don't want them to. For 0.98 it is uncertain whether this control is working. If you have not enabled it, but are getting random play, consider reporting it as a bug.)
To close this window, click either the 'Cancel' or 'Save' button.
Once 'Use media library' is enabled, open the Playlist window to see the Media Library in action. There are several ways to accomplish this, but one certain way is: from the media player's menu bar,
- Mac: click 'Window' menu and select 'Controller..'. The last time the VLC media player was used, if the playlist window was already opened, then it will automatically reopen. If not, then click the 'Window' menu again and select 'Playlist..'.
- Qt: click 'View' menu and select 'Playlist'.
Due to redundant controls, there are other ways get this done. On the basic controller, in the lower right-hand corner, is a pair of buttons. The left button when toggled will open and close the 10 band audio equalizer. (If you want to use it, be sure that there is a checkmark in the 'Enable' box in the Equalizer's window.) The right-hand button when toggled will open and close the 'Playlist' window. You can also open and close the 'Playlist' window by grabbing and dragging the very edge of the lower right corner of controller window. At a certain shape and size, the 'Playlist' window will snap opened or closed as appropriate.
Other users report in the forum that the Media Library file will appear in the VLC media player folder along with the application and will be named 'ml.xspf'. Thus the Media Library file is in fact a sophisticated playlist in xspf format. To learn more about it, go to the XSPF article in this wiki.
Note: the Media Library file can be hard to find on Mac OS X. As of VLC version 1.1.3 (and possibly before) it is located in ~/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/ .
Once you know how the xspf format works, you need to use a text editor suitable for things like writing XML code to put your playlist together.
I use TextWrangler 2.3.0 (262) ub.app, a free OS X Mac program, for example. http://barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
Once created, from the VLC media player use 'Open File..' and/or 'Save Playlist..' to bring it to the media player's attention.
On Mac OS 10.4.11, these items are found on the 'File' menu.
On Linux and Windows try looking for 'Playlist -> Save playlist to file..'
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Adding media to the Media Library
To add files/folders to your Media Library:
1. Select 'Media Library' in the left pane of the main window.
2. Right-click the Media Library area, and click Add Folder (or Add File)
3. Select the file/folder you wish to add, then click OK.
- M3U short for 'MP3 Uniform Resource Locator', refers to a computer file format that stores multimedia playlists
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Kind of strange because this limitation went away in 10.3+, and I guess seems to have come back? Weird.
I wonder if the 10.5 version of that file contains the key to making them both work.
All versions of DVD Player in OS X will play from external drives without needing patches et al. (The limitation to Apple-branded drives in Panther and before was just to burning of discs, not to other functions.)
The problem is:
If there is no DVD device connected to the primary internal bus (ATA or S-ATA), the application refuses to start up.
If you removed the internal drive, you have to patch the player's framework this way.
If your internal DVD is right in place (using it or not doesn't care), you don't need that.
This stupid restriction is enforced by licensing terms of the contained 3rd party DVD decryption/playback software (called 'Cinemaster': a widespread back-end package, found in standalone hardware players from a dozen manufacturers, too. It's essentially the same brand of software as in the well-known PC-apps PowerDVD or Nero ShowTime.)
In the early days of DVD playback, this was enforced to prevent the circumvention of region code settings (the infameous 'change it no more than 5 times' rule).
Therefore, Apple will not remove it - they are not allowed to do so.
Yes, Thank you so much for this hint. It works perfectly on my OWC samsung external. I was just about to start researching that error and this hint came along. What a time saver.
I've got an old external dvd burner/player (from an old pc I gutted years ago) that I've rigged up with ide<>usb adaptor. When plugged into my macbook running snow leopard, it works fine with dvd player and everything else, despite having a working internal drive. Didn't have to do any fixing to get it working. It works a lot faster than the internal drive too.
I'll have to remember to apply this patch next time I decide to watch a DVD using DVD player. I'm more likely to simply use VLC though.
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I found this tip last year (not sure where, but it referred also to the Hardmac article) when my iMac's internal drive stopped working and I did not want to spend a lot of money getting it repaired. Worked like a charm. In Snow Leopard there are 6 occurences of the word 'Internal', in Leopard there are 4.
BTW: the cause of the problem in my case probably was software (driver) related. After I upgraded to Snow Leopard (and applied the patch again) I also found out that the internal drive was functioning again!
Thank you so much for this hint. It works perfectly on my OWC samsung external. I was just about to start researching that error and this hint came along. What a time saver.
Note that this works for 10.7.2 as well. Just tried it on my MBP (2009) with internal drive removed, external USB drive.
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After performing the HEX edit changes, I am unable to watch a movie with the drive. I can view files from a DVD as well as burn a CD/DVD. When I load a DVD I get 'DVD Player cannot be opened because of a problem.' If I ignore the message and try to load a DVD to Mac The Ripper, it shows 'ERROR' and ejects the DVD. I have tried multiple DVD's.
Any/All suggestions are appreciated.
I can't boot from a system disc OSX 10.6.3 universal or tech tool pro 6 disc using DVD Drive switcher. Any ideas? Or will we never be able to do boot discs again?
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This also works for an Apple SuperDrive on a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2).
I have never edited hex before and I followed these instructions and DVD player was recognizing my external drive in less than 15 minutes. I feel so cool. Thank you!