ive tried with the older versions of HAPU, and the problem still occurs. so just like you said, id also guess it has to do with the 'upgraded security' of MAL.
and the media player indeed works like we thought, and ive followed the steps you've provided for me, and it works alike a charm now :) luckily MplayerX supports the 8bit/10bit haha, i came upon the player also thanx 2 the forum here. :)
thanx for your quick reply, and looking forward to MAL giving you the details to correct their issue ;)