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10.3: DVD Player allows movie playback on any monitor Apps
I haven't heard much in the way of talk about the new DVD player, so here's a few little tidbits...

In previous incarnations of the Apple DVD Player, if you used two monitors in extended desktop mode, and wanted to use your second monitor to display the video, you had to switch it to the primary monitor (by dragging the menu bar to it in the Montiors preference panel).

In Panther's version of the DVD player (4.0), this is no longer necessary, as you can just drag the window to the other monitor. Nifty! Also, you can set it to remain in full screen on one monitor as you work in a different app on the other one. The preference for this is under "Full Screen" and is called "Remain in full screen when DVD Player is inactive." Fun stuff.

It may also be worth noting that the fastest scan mode has been increased (to 32x).
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10.3: DVD Player allows movie playback on any monitor
Authored by: dhosek on Oct 25, '03 12:09:02AM

Oh thank God! This is the number one reason that I've not used my laptop as a DVD player. Knowing that I have this option is great. I can plug the video into the TV and let it play the DVD on that screen while I have my laptop screen for doing actual work.



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10.3: DVD Player allows movie playback on any monitor
Authored by: velkr0 on Oct 25, '03 01:22:07PM

this is great!!! i love the fact.. i can now watch a dvd on my secondary monitor in FULL SCREEN... while working on the main screen!!

good work apple!!!



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Authored by: spiff on Oct 28, '03 01:33:11AM

Other neat DVD Player tidbits is that you now have 'Closed Captioning' (I think that refers to the default subtitling language chosen in the prefs) and can have it in a seperate window or superimposed on the DVD Playback window. Also in the DVD player preferences is an option to vary the translucency of the info window (ctrl-i) or the closed captions, as well as their colours.



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