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Play DVDs automatically on insertion in VLC media player
Authored by: sys0p on Sep 18, '07 09:19:45AM

why would you want to use VLC and not the DVD player ?



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Play DVDs automatically on insertion in VLC media player
Authored by: michalc on Sep 18, '07 09:32:10AM
Several reasons for using VLC to play DVDs for me:
  • So I only one program for all my video playing.
  • I can skip those pesky copyright/anti-piracy messages and go straight to the menu
  • I like using the slider to move backward/forward through a chapter
  • Occasionally I would like to grab a frame from a DVD as an image. Using the DVD player that comes with OS X, the screen-grab utility is disabled. VLC doesn't disable it, and I've just noticed it even has a handy "Screen Grap" tool in one of the menus
Michal.

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You wouldn't unless you wanted to do more than watch...
Authored by: sr105 on Sep 18, '07 09:45:24AM

other than that, VLC uses 2x or more cpu than DVD Player to play a dvd (on my machine, ymmv).



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You wouldn't unless you wanted to do more than watch...
Authored by: michalc on Sep 18, '07 09:52:19AM

I've just very briefly tested my machine, and VLC used between 25% to 30% of my CPU when playing a DVD (Mary Poppins in my case!), while DVD Player uses 35% to 40%. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm on a PPC, and I'm using the PPC build of VLC, not the Universal Binary.

Michal.



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Play DVDs automatically on insertion in VLC media player
Authored by: spoonerist on Sep 18, '07 04:47:25PM

VLC can be used to play foreign DVDs, while the DVD player is region locked.



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