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Rumor: DVD Player to be overhauled with Leopard (updated)

Posted on 08/08/2019 | in 杭州夜生活 | by

I'm sure we all know many a Mac-using geek who absolutely loathes the DVD Player app that comes packaged with OS X. I use it just because it's there and it's simple, but I know many more who would rather stab their own eyes out with a rusty Zune than use DVD Player on the Mac. HangZhou Night Net

New rumors, however, say that DVD Player has gotten a major overhaul from Apple and will be shipping with Leopard when it gets released. DVD Player 5.0 will be "a significant upgrade" from the version included with Tiger, ApplerInsider's sources claim, and will sport improvements both in functionality and look & feel.

There will supposedly be a totally new, fullscreen chapter navigation interface, and users will no longer have to exit fullscreen mode in order to navigate between chapters. If the user is watching a movie in window mode (as I tend to do on occasion, if I don't plan on paying 100% attention to the movie and am doing other things), the chapter navigation floats vertically on the side.

Most excitedly, the new DVD Player 5.0 will supposedly have a time bar for visual scrubbing, and there will also be an audio equalizer added to the application. Other small improvements include the addition of a sleep timer and and an option to keep the viewer above other applications.

Will this improve the DVD-watching experience in OS X? Sure seems so, although of course nothing can be said for sure until the application gets put to real use. Are there other features that you'd like to see added to DVD Player?

Update: There are now reports that DVD Player 5.0 makes references to both HD DVD and Blu-ray:

"sd dvd folder" = "VIDEO_TS";
"hd dvd folder" = "HVDVD_TS"
; "blu ray folder" = "BDMV";

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