Why do DVDs start in the middle? Is it cause the computer remembers or the DVD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oxband, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    So, if I take a DVD out and put it back in, it starts playing where I left off.

    Why does this happen? is it my computer remembering? I dont quite get how that works and I would love to understand my computer better.
     
  2. Marrakas macrumors 6502

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    Your playback software remembers where you left off.
     
  3. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Ya. If you want it to start from the beginning, hit the "menu" button and it will offer you the option to select where you want to start playing ("scene" option).
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes exactly like your guessig, it does indeed remember where your left off
     
  5. ajcadoo macrumors 6502

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    The DVD cannot remember. It doesnt have anyway to save that information (although I think it should so that it could act more like a VHS tape).
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    You could always transfer to VHS so you get the full VHS experience (having to rewind, poor image quality, tracking issues, tape jams & damage, tape wear, etc).

    Use an app that remembers the last playback position if that's actually what you're after.
     

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