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Using DVD Player on a laptop after lid close/open Apps
If you use a laptop and watch DVDs, this is a hint for you. If you stop watching the film and then close the screen, or just close the screen, when you open it up again, the viewer will be blue. Then it starts showing the film again. When you raise the volume or the brightness, the screen "expands" and then goes back to normal after two seconds. This is highly annoying. To avoid it, switch into full screen mode and then back out(via command-0 command-0). People who watch films in full screen mode don't have this problem.

[robg adds: I tried to confirm this one on a G3/500 iBook, but DVD Player just showed a black screen of normal proportions, and changing volume or brightness didn't cause it to expand to full screen. Can anyone confirm this behavior?]
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Using DVD Player on a laptop after lid close/open
Authored by: Dale Mox on Oct 07, '03 04:10:54PM

First off this happens on my 800 MHz Combo iBook (Jan 2003).
Second it also happens in the fullscreen mode, I found out, and to get it working right you can Cmd+0 and Cmd+0 to avoid the problem.



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Using DVD Player on a laptop after lid close/open
Authored by: bts on Oct 07, '03 04:10:59PM

That sounds like the behavior associated with a macrovision-enabled DVD and an attempt at avoiding use of a second-head display.



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Using DVD Player on a laptop after lid close/open
Authored by: adamjacobmuller on Oct 10, '03 05:20:32AM

i have a G4 laptop and i can confirm that this does not happen on any of my DVD's
i don't think it was a dual-head display issue either because for about two weeks during my vacation i was using my powerbook hooked up to a tv to watch DVD's and I never once saw this issue occur.
for the record i'm not trying to blast the author of the post, just the facts.



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