[MPlayer-users] two cents: why dvdnav is needed

La Temperanza temperanza at softhome.net
Mon Mar 3 03:40:30 CET 2003

I have a bunch of Excel Saga anime DVDs. The Japanese cultural 
references in this series are even more obscure then in most anime, and 
the publisher has thoughtfully provided a feature called "AD Vid-Notes" 
which pop up on the screen and explain them. Unfortunately, they are 
turned off by default, and thus without dvdnav I would be unable to use 

I'm sure there are many other cases where the options menu of a DVD 
contains more then just the basics. Parental controls come to mind. And 
what about extras which are not in MPEG form, like image galleries?

If you're that dead-set against dvdnav, you can implement some arcane 
system of accessing these kinds of things via the command line and I'll 
be happy too. :p

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