What is a better choice for a DVD player other than the built in one?

WizardHunt

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Hi
I am looking for a better DVD player that does more, not just a basic unit such as the one that is built into mac. Any ideas out there? Also if you have a link to it would be cool. But at least tell me the one you found and I will google it. Thanks so much.
 

Nugget

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I think he was asking about the DVD Player application, not the physical drive. That said, I'm not sure what he's wanting it to do.

I use DVD Player to play DVDs. It works.
 

Mr.Noisy

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personally i don't use the dvd player that ships with the mac, i find VLC pretty good, plays near enough every video format that quicktime can't play.
 

Cromulent

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Hi
I am looking for a better DVD player that does more, not just a basic unit such as the one that is built into mac. Any ideas out there? Also if you have a link to it would be cool. But at least tell me the one you found and I will google it. Thanks so much.
If you are talking about the built in DVD drive it does pretty much everything. If you are talking about the software VLC is what you are after.
 

WizardHunt

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If you are talking about the built in DVD drive it does pretty much everything. If you are talking about the software VLC is what you are after.
Well I am looking for more features. Maybe it is because I can't find them in the built in player. It seems so basic to me , I did not see any next chapter button, and I am use to players like intervideo WINDVD and it has everything, like capture frame , to any controls you want. I figured that Apple or someone out there would have a better player or one at least easier to use. I will check out VLC, but are there any more?
 

Cromulent

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Well I am looking for more features. Maybe it is because I can't find them in the built in player. It seems so basic to me , I did not see any next chapter button, and I am use to players like intervideo WINDVD and it has everything, like capture frame , to any controls you want. I figured that Apple or someone out there would have a better player or one at least easier to use. I will check out VLC, but are there any more?
VLC is the best option. It is lightweight and compact. Also it will play just about any video codec out there.
 

Nugget

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Well I am looking for more features. Maybe it is because I can't find them in the built in player. It seems so basic to me , I did not see any next chapter button, and I am use to players like intervideo WINDVD and it has everything, like capture frame , to any controls you want. I figured that Apple or someone out there would have a better player or one at least easier to use. I will check out VLC, but are there any more?
You know there's a little control panel thingey, right? It's got all those buttons on it. Try hitting "Esc" during playback.
 

keirmeister

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I feel your pain Wizard. I'm a recent convert, and I wish there was something better for the Mac.

On the PC, I pretty much used PowerDVD exclusively. The basic Mac DVD Player or VLC don't come close to that.

But for now...I guess it's just the basic DVD Player. :(