Problem with DVD playback and Power Saving Settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nigebox, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. nigebox macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    Hi there - really sorry if this has been posted elsewhere/is a complete newbie error!

    Just got my first mac (new Macbook Pro!), and tonight for the first time tried playing a DVD on it. Was all very swish, till a little while into the film the mac went into sleep mode (also when I woke it back up the dock had disappeared, but I managed to get it back).

    In the end I turned the screensaver and sleep modes off altogether, but that's obviously not an ideal solution.

    Is there a way to stop the mac going to sleep/turning on the screensaver when it's playing a DVD?

  2. nigebox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    for the Power Adapter and Battery source set the computer to sleep never, put the display to sleep after a certain amount of time and then untick "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before sleep" in Options.

    then when your watching a DVD set to "Custom" battery settings from the battery icon in the menu bar.

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