well i was reading up on software decoding on os 9 last night when i came across a page that said it was possible to use dvd player 2.7 with a patch to play movies in os 9 without the decoder card. i was tempted, so i got the program and the patch and tried it. seemed to work up until it said it didn't support my video card or settings. i've been doing some more reading and apparently there were patches for 2.2 and 2.4 at one point, and i think those might be more compatible with my video card. if anyone knows of them, where are they now?