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  1. oh, oh well, but yeah, it's working fine now. i just popped in my installdisk and told "Statup Disk" to start with my OSX install, and now my bootloader works. I just thought i was rare, cause i couldn't find anybody who had my problem.
  2. well for some reason my bootloader (Darwin) just popped up and started working now...very strange. anyways now that problem's fixed. I have another question though, what are the advantages of upgrading to 10.4.4 from 10.4.1?
  3. okay so here is my problem. I have both Windows XP (service pack 1) and OSX (10.4.1 - er...whatever the 1st version was, i can't remember) on my harddrive. I partitioned my hdd into 2 sections, one 30gb (OSX), and one 80gb (windows XP). I installed OSX first, and ran into no difficulties at all, it worked flawlessly (sp?), just like a real Apple computer would. Then i installed Windows XP onto my 2nd partition. As soon as that was done, windows took over and now i can't even boot my OSX. So what happens with start up now is it starts up as though there isn't even another partition, i don't even get a bootloader. I've tried doing the chain0 technique before, but it usually ends up in me loosing both installs, which i really can't afford to do again. So now my question is, how would i configure wingrub to act as a bootloader? It detects my Windows install(NTSF) and my OSX install (listed as unkown). I should also mention that my OSX install is drive C, and my windows install is drive F. I'm not too sure as to what else you may need, but that's all i can think of off of the top of my head. Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
  4. MSN Messenger 5

    i'm not too sure how mine is installed (it virtualy mounts it everytime i turn it on) cause i "installed" it before i knew the right way, but it works flawlessly and smooth for me.
  5. okay i have an idea, find out which "VTS_XX_XX.VOB" (there may be more then one) you menu, and trailers are. Once you have found out which ones are your VIDEO ONLY try selecting those and playing those by themselves. Please tell me if this works, seeing as i have no way to test this yet.
  6. Another Update: I have now successfully gotten a DVD with a menu to play (although it isn't a retail DVD, but i will be able to test a retail DVD within a couple of hours, so please be patient).
  7. UPDATE: I have now been able to play a DVD all the way through (although it is still a DVD without a menu). I have found that i have to File -> Quick Open File -> Select DVD -> Video_TS -> VTS_01_1.VOB *hold select key* then click VTS_01_4.VOB (or whatever your last .VOB file is).
  8. if you mean my specs: P4 2.6 GHZ Northwood (with hyperthreading enabled) P4P800 Deluxe (not an "E" edition) Realtek Ethernet Card 120 Gig Sata HD 512 MB of ram ATI All in Wonder 9800 PRO (128 mb) HL-DT-DVDRAM GSA-41683B (LG Dive - secondary) ^(DVD Writer very old and only a single layer burner - also what i'm using to watch dvds with) HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4520B (LG Drive - Primary) ^(I used this drive to first test if i could watch dvds on it, an i could, except OS X has had some fun with me and decided to lock it. it is still detected, but it won't recognize DVDs for some reason also it is a bit of a resource hog when your running the video. I also recorded a video of it running for proof, if somebody could tell me what i could use to encode it (under OS X) and if i could get a host i'l be happy to share it. Or is that completely illegal, and Apple Law will come after us?
  9. okay, i've now tried a video that has a built in menu and I seem to be getting this error "main: stream chained failed for `std{access=file,mux=ts,url=""}' main: cannot start stream output instance, aborting" Is this the same error you are getting?
  10. okay, well it should be opening when you hit "open disk" -> "dvd" -> "Video TS Folder" -> browse to that folder on your DVD -> then hit "open." Give it a second or 2 then the video should start playing. I am also now testing other videos (currently Eternal Sunshine) and it is still working. Edit* i also forgot to mention that version thing that your talking about has nothing to do with it, so don't worry about it, because that is the most up to date version of Videolan. *Edit* One thing that i have just found is that currently it will only play the first chapter of the DVD (VTS_01_1.VOB) also one other thing i may mention is that i am currently using DVDs that DO NOT have a menu in them (i put them in a DVD player and it start playing the video like a VCR would).
  11. okay, give me about 5 minutes and i'll try playing some other DVDs. Also how are you opening your video?
  12. Well i have a DVD successfully playing on OS X as we speak (Ginger Snaps), but there is one slight problem. The video playback is a little jittery, i'm assuming this is because we don't have proper video drivers yet, but the sound is still absolutely awsome! anyways here is the link to the download: Videolan DVD Playback Download Official Page for Videolan: Videolan Official Site *EDIT* You must know how to install applications on your mac inorder for you to KEEP the program, because if you don't you will end up mounting the program everytime you want to use it. *EDIT*EDIT* Since i'm nice i decided to tell you how to install programs, if you don't knw (i know there are some of you who will be lazy and ask sooo..) When you download VLC media player, you will end up with a VLC-0.8.x.dmg file. Double-click on it to open this file. An icon will now appear on your Desktop (looks like a removable drive, this means the image is now mounted), right beside your drive(s). Open it and drag the VLC application from the resulting window to the place where you want to install it. Most often this is the directory Applications on your main harddrive.
  13. x86 Xbench Results Thread

    results: 40.01 P4 2.6GHZ (hyperthreading enabled) 512mb of ram 120 gb SATA hd ATI All in Wonder 9800 Pro (128mb)
  14. Installing OSX after windows

    my SATA drive was reconized, partitioned, and fomated flawlessly all within the OS X install using Disk Utility.
  15. i figured you guys might enjoy this...;-)

    my original plan was actually take a G5 case and stick my pc components inside it...but it is suprisingly hard to get a used G5 case, and also major $$$$$$$$$$ to buy a brand new one. New project might be a G4 Case though.