DVD Player Controller Extras
To use the additional controller features in DVD Player on your MacBook, double-click the small tab at the rightmost (or bottom) edge of the DVD Player Controller. After you do, a trick drawer slides out, displaying the extra controls. You can also display or hide the drawer with the Controls→Open/Close Control Drawer menu command or by pressing Command+] (that’s the right bracket key).
Are you interested in fine-tuning the audio from your DVD movies? If so, choose Window→Audio Equalizer, and DVD Player displays a ten-band equalizer. To turn the equalizer on, click the On check box to select it. Click the pop-up menu at the upper right of the Equalizer window, and you can choose a preset (such as Bass Boost or Vocal Boost), or even create your own custom audio presets.
|Control||What It Does|
|Slow Motion (half speed)||Plays a DVD in slow motion at half the original speed|
|Step Button (frame speed)||Steps through a DVD in ultra-slow motion, one frame at a time|
|Return||Navigates to the previous menu|
|Subtitle/Closed Captioning||Displays alternate subtitles and closed captioning on the DVD|
|Audio||Plays alternate audio tracks on the DVD|
|Angle||Displays the current video footage from different camera angles|
Although you won’t find a Bookmark button on the controller, DVD Player can set them nonetheless. A bookmark is a spot, such as a favorite scene, that you specify in a movie so that you can return to it at any time.
To set a bookmark at the current spot in the movie, click the Controls menu and choose New Bookmark, or press Command+= (the equal sign key). DVD Player even allows you to name the bookmark so that it’s easier to remember.
To return to a bookmark, choose Go→Bookmarks and click the desired bookmark. (If you’re enjoying your movie in Full-Screen mode, move your cursor to the top of the screen to use the Bookmarks strip.)