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3501885, 3501886, 3501920, 3501921, 3501946, 3501947, 3501948Q: How do I play a DVD in Windows XP using DVD Player (InterVideo WinDVD) on a notebook?A: A digital video disc (DVD) is similar to a standard CD but has greater data capacity. Because of this increased capacity, full-length movies, several albums of music, or several gigabytes (GB) of data can fit on a single disc. If your computer has a DVD drive, you can play DVDs with the DVD Player program.
- Verify that the speakers are turned on or headphones are plugged in and that the volume is turned up.
- Turn off the screen saver and standby timers.
- From the Start menu, point to All Programs, DVD, and then click DVD Player. The DVD Player video screen and control panel open.
- Place a DVD into the DVD drive, and then click the play button. The DVD plays.
- To control the DVD or adjust the volume, use the controls in the DVD player or press Fn+PAGE UP or Fn+PAGE DOWN to increase or decrease the volume.
Control Panel Options
- Speed Ring (Speed Shuttle) - Use to change the play speed. Increase or decrease the speed by moving the indicator up (increases speed) or down (decreases speed).
- Step Forward - Click to step forward in the playback.
- Play - Click to start playback of the disc. Normally, discs play when you insert them. If autoplay is turned off or the disc has been stopped, click the play button to start playback.
- Stop - Click to stop current play. Click the play button to restart the movie or CD.
- Time Control (rabbit button) - Click to increase the playback speed in standard increments.
- WinDVD logo - Click the WinDVD logo to go to the WinDVD Web site at www.intervideo.com.
- Playlist/WinCinema Manager - Click to open the Play From menu, which allows you to open playlists or open the WinCinema Manager.
Note: Not all OEM versions include the WinCinema Manager.
- Volume - Move the slider up to increase volume and down to decrease volume. Volume is remembered across discs.
- Media Type - Shows the type of disc currently active. The file type is displayed on the WinDVD Panel (the LCD panel).
- Chapter - Displays the current chapter in the movie or track on an audio CD.
- Time Elapsed - You can see how much time has elapsed during playback of the current chapter.
- Help - Click to open the online help system.
- Minimize - This is the standard Windows minimize button. Click to minimize WinDVD so that the control panel and viewing window are no longer visible. They are now iconized in the system tray.
- Maximize - Use to open WinDVD to full screen, if it is currently in a window, and move it to a window, if it is currently full screen.
- Close ("X") - Click to close the application, not just the current DVD.
- Pause - Click to pause playback. To resume, click the play button. Playback then resumes at the same location.
- Step Backward - Click to step backward in the playback.
- Finish By/Play In (clock button) - Lets you adjust playback to play the movie within a certain amount of time or to finish by a specific time. You choose the time. The adjustment is made by WinDVD. In order to ensure that the audio is not affected, the maximum and minimum spees are set to 2X and 0.5X , respectively. If Finish By/Play In requires a speed beyond 2X, it optimizes at 2X. In cases where it requires less than 0.5X, WinDVD does not exceed the 0.5X. limit. This ensures audio playback is not lost.
- Mute - Click once to mute the sound. Click again to restore sound to its original state.
- Repeat - Click to show the current loop settings: repeat chapter, repeat title, loop, or no repeat.
- Zoom - Click to zoom in for a closer look. After you have zoomed in, you can pan around the image.
- Bookmarks - Click to open the Bookmark browser, from which you can create, rename, or delete bookmarks. Bookmark your favorite scenes in a movie so that you can jump to them with the click of a button. Also accessible from the right-click menu.
- Capture - Click to open the Capture browser, from which you can capture still images of your favorite movie. Also accessible from the right-click menu. This feature may not be available in some OEM versions of WinDVD, and the angle button appears instead of Capture. The angle button opens the Angle menu, letting you choose the angle from which to view the movie. Angles must be supported on the DVD in order for the Angle menu to be activated.
- InterVideo logo - Click the InterVideo logo to go to the InterVideo Web site. Some OEM versions may have a different logo and a different link.
- Open Subpanels - WinDVD has several subpanels, used to fine-tune the playback. These subpanels let you adjust color, video display, and more.
- Time Shift (turtle button) - Click to slow playback in standard increments.
- Location - Use to smoothly move to a different location in the play. Move the slider to the new location.
- Fast Forward/Fast Back - Click to start fast reverse or fast forward playback. Click the center arrow to set the default fast forward or fast backward speed.
- Previous Chapter/Next Chapter - Click to move to the previous or next chapter in the movie. If you click the center arrow, the Chapter menu selection list opens, and you can move to any chapter on the disc.
- Title Menu - Click to open the DVD's Title menu, Root menu, Subtitle menu, Audio menu, Angle menu, and Chapter menu. These menus may not be available on all titles. If the menu is available, the menu selection appears in the Title menu.
- Eject - Click to eject the disc. If the disc is playing, it stops play before ejecting.
Additional information on the IVI DVD software can be found in the Help file, item 12.