DVD Player: A Mild Complaint

I use Apple’s DVD Player application to watch all of my DVDs. It is a small, easy to use playback application that works flawlessly with my Apple remote. I have a lot of good things to say about the application in general. In fact, I only have one real complaint for the entire application.

Sometimes I fall asleep while watching a DVD. Usually after the movie plays, it goes back to the DVD menu. It then continually loops a small section of music in the DVD menu OVER AND OVER again until I go completely crazy in my sleep. I have turned the application upside down looking for a way to stop this, but no dice.

I have a proposal to fix this annoying loop ordeal: Menu timeouts. See, you don’t want the DVD to stop at any ol’ point just because you aren’t active. I never want the movie to stop in the middle because I wasn’t waggling the mouse. However, a timeout in the menu only would solve this problem. If there is no activity for, say, ten minutes at the DVD menu, the menu would stop looping, and the disc would spin down.

Do you see any problems with this solution? How about a solution of your very own? Comment here or hit me up on Twitter.

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Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.