Just press space, and the dvd will begin playing (if it isn't already)Interacting with the unknown item on the dvd player from apple will do nothing,, as there's nothing there for vo to see. It is still quite usable though if you're just looking to play a dvd and there's no fancy options on the disc, it's only those discs that are tv episodes with multiple shows, or those with languages other than the default or those with video description in which the softcon dvd player will help.
On Sep 16, 2007, at 7:27 PM, VaShaun Jones wrote:
A couple of questions: It did ask me if I wanted to continue where I left off and such, but when I made the selection it said "unknown". That is fine since that particular DVD is on the beach now. My question is once I get a DVD that plays using the selections built in, can I use the remote to fast forward and rewind? Also does the remote work in I Toones? And as far as your software goes does the Mac OS allow me to remove the current DVD program? I have a phobia about programs that are not needed or accessible. Thanks in advance----- Original Message ----- From: Travis Siegel To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 9:49 PM Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: DVD A lot of it depends on how the dvd was burned.If there is a directory in the root of the dvd disk that is called video_ts, and the video files are in that directory, then the mac will pick it up, and play it directly w/o any intervention on your part. If it's a disc you've played before, it will ask you if you want to begin where you last played, start at the beginning, or some other option I can't remember at the moment. However, the apple dvd player still isn't accessible as far as controls and navigating disc contents (yet) I suspect this will change as apple gets more into making apps accessible. In the meantime, you can get my dvd player from my page (homepage.mac.com/windowbridge, and download the softcon dvd player. It allows you to navigate the disk by selecting titles directly (only the first 5) next/previous title, next/previous chapter, change camera angles (admittedly not much use for us) and most important of all, allows language selection all via keyboard controls, something apple's dvd plyer does not.I'm still working on it to add audio only playing/extraction (in case you want to save the soundtrack to your ipod or something) and a few other features in the works, but it does give you a lot more control over the dvd playing, so you may like it better.Of course, you may not like it better too, and that's ok as well. *grin* On Sep 15, 2007, at 8:10 PM, VaShaun Jones wrote:Hello listers I am in Florida (my favorite hideaway ) and I open my Mac Book Pro and it says I don't have any trusted wireless connections available. Do I want to connect to the hotel's network? This happened as soon as I turned on the computer. It said the hotels name, but I don't remember it. I recognized the name because hours earlier I had to go to the control panel of my Windows laptop and configure it myself (what I now know is a pain). If I am allowed to curse in a good way (not flaming a lister), that was the coolest shi* I have ever seen. Sorry, I had to get that out! Now for the question: I solved the problem of wondering why I had another component showing up next to my HD. It was a DVD....This brings me to the day that I wanted to test if things "just work on the Mac". So I set up my computer using no sighted assistance using VO. Cool it worked, now I want to play a CD. I put it in and wa la I Toones popped up and played the CD without a long Windows I Toones wait. Oh and it actually was assessable....Now lets try a DVD. So I put my problem in its beautiful slot and this program popped up. It doesn't play and I am stuck one month later. The program says that it is "unknown" and will not to my knowledge play. It is a bootleg DVD, but should work just fine. Can someone help.