This section contains some additional information for your DVD enjoyment.
Table 18.2 contains keyboard shortcuts for DVD Player.
Close/Open Control Drawer
Closed captioning on
Closed captioning, separate window
Closed captioning, over video
Highlight DVD menu options
Up, down, left, right arrows; Tab; Shift-Tab
Play from the beginning of the disc
Play from the position the last time the disc was played
Play from default bookmark
Viewer size to half
Viewer size to normal
Viewer size to maximum
Viewer size to full screen
Select DVD menu options
Show/Hide Info window
Switch to Finder
Use horizontal/vertical controller
Use wide/standard Info window
When scanning, each time you press the related key combination, the scan rate increases.
Unless you have an Apple Cinema Display (and even if you do have one), you might want to use your Mac to see movies at a larger size than what your monitor provides. After all, even with a 23'' monitor, viewing movies on a Mac is not practical for more than one or two people.
The solution to this is to add a projector to your system. You can attach a projector to any Mac that has a video out port (which all modern Macs have). Then you can project your movies to almost-theater size for an even better movie experience. You can also project the Web to that size along with any other tasks you do on your Mac.
A PowerBook or an iBook and a portable projector make an instant movie theater wherever you are.
And just as easily as you can project your movies, you can project the Web, your iMovies, slideshows, images, and anything else you work with.
Although projectors are fairly expensive, they are comparably priced to big-screen HDTV televisions. By adding an HDTV tuner, you can also project HDTV images with many projectors, so the projector can be used with various sources in addition to your Mac.
To add better sound to your Mac theater, you can route the sound output of your Mac to your sound system, or if your Mac can accept PCI cards, you can install a surround sound card to achieve digital sound.
If you have a PowerMac G5, you can take advantage of its digital audio output to listen to movies in full 5.1 digital surround sound.