Apple DVD player allows to eject DVD and still watch the film?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MagicWok, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

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    Whilst watching a DVD the otherday using apple's own DVD player, some way into the film I ejected the DVD thinking it would stop the movie. However, the movie kept on playing!

    I presume then, that after a while, my PowerBook (G4) cached the entire movie to Memory/Harddrive. Just wondering, as if I took my powerbook on a long journey for instance, not having to lose juice powering the DVD drive would extend battery life a lot longer.

    I was just suprised this happened, and wondered if it is a standard known feature - as I have had my powerbook now for over 2 years and use it intensively for work and pleasure. Heh, even after 2 years, this Powerbook still makes me smile by suprising me :cool:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It would definitely save battery power. Mechanical movement is the biggest strain on battery power in a notebook.

    Kind of cool that your PB does that- I wonder if it actually did cache the entire movie.
     

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