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

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Paul Schilling, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. 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" <> wrote in message news:<fTZ9c.64114$>...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > > 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?
    Paul Schilling, Apr 1, 2004
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