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Re: DVD changers that are able to shuffle *chapters* across disks

Paul Schilling
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It's not clear to me that the Start Menu would pose a problem. The
technology of a DVD player should easily allow going directly to
chapter #21 upon loading the disk, without playing the start menu

Does anybody here own a DVD changer? Have you tried shuffling chapters
across disks?

"Biz" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<fTZ9c.64114$(E-Mail Removed)>...
> I hate to point out the obvious, but since most DVD's are authored to go to
> a start menu for setup info like choosing the audio language, subtitles,
> etc..., and most have user prohibitions bulit-in, this feature in most cases
> wouldnt work if they included it anyway. And pretty much every DVD changer
> I have come across shuffles cd audio disks just fine.
> "Paul Schilling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) om...
> > > I can see the practical application, especially if you collect a lot of
> > > concert DVDs, but in my limited experience, I've never seen the demand.

> In
> > > fact, this is the first time I've heard of anyone asking for this

> feature.
> >
> > Well alone from the standpoint of replacing your old 5-CD changer (of
> > which almost all models are able to shuffle across CDs) with a 5-DVD
> > changer that is able to play and shuffle your CDs in the same way, it
> > makes a lot of sense. Also for CDs or DVDs containing mp3's. Hello?
> >
> > In my many web searches I have seen some user reviews that mentioned
> > "this or that 5-DVD changer unfortunately does not shuffle chapters
> > across DVDs" or "this or that 5-DVD changer unfortunately does not
> > enable me to use it as a CD song shuffler" but nobody mentions any
> > models that do.
> >
> > I've also downloaded several DVD changer operation manuals. Even most
> > of these manuals do not make it clear whether it is able to shuffle
> > chapters/songs across DVDs/CDs or not.
> >
> > Maybe there is some kind of a technical reason, maybe the 'load time'
> > for DVDs is much longer than that for CDs. I don't know. I have
> > created a bunch of DVDs full of music videos (one per chapter) and
> > would like a way to shuffle them. I think pretty soon everyone and
> > their mother will be authoring and burning their own DVDs and it would
> > be nice to have a way to randomize the playing of short video clips.
> > Even just for conventional movies it would be fun to fill the changer
> > with your favorite movies and watch randomly picked scenes from them.
> > No?

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