Starting from Version 3.0 and on, the application can now play every Movie from DVD's, VCD's or CD's !!
1. DVD Navigation Menu
This version of the DVD Player+ supports transparently the official DVD Menu that was designed from the authors of the DVD Movie in order to support the DVD playback.
So, when you start to play a DVD Movie from the main app's menu, a new, full-screen window with the Movie Player appears. The Movie Player autoloads the DVD menu and all the available options.
These options (for languages, subtitles, scene selection and buttons) are displayed before starting the actual playback. Here, you are able to select the audio / subtitle you want, but if you forgot to do so, you can do the same selection (and more !) when you have started watching the film.
2. Movie's Player Action Bars - Options and Buttons
The Movie Player Options are autodisplayed inside 4 different action bars, and can be switched On/Off during playback.
When you move the mouse over the movie, the Action Bars are autodisplayed with all the available options that our Movie Player can support for the specific DVD Movie.
These bars are autohided after a few seconds if you don't move the mouse. During playback, nothing else is displayed, except the actual movie.
The 4 Action Bars (marked with red color in the screenshot)
3. Action on Bottom - Player Options
All the player options (Pause, Play, Adjust the Volume/Mute) and the movie's timeline with a slider to seek forward or backward are on the bottom left and the center of the Action Bar.
On the right of the action bar there are 4 buttons: The CC, the Audio Selection, A Camera button (for taking snapshots) and a Navigation Menu button.
Keep in mind that not all the above buttons are functional for all the movies. Depending on the DVD authors, only the Subtitles that the DVD has embed and written inside it are displayed in the selection list and can be selected. The same happens for the Audio Language menu. Plus, the Navigation Menu button on the right (the one with the arrow) is functional only on DVD's where this option is available for the end-user. This option helps you to quickly navigate througth the different Chapters of the Movie without having to go to the Root Menu.
Finally, the Camera Button autosaves a Snapshot of the movie with the scene you are currently viewing into your Pictures folder as .jpg picture.
4. Action Bar on Top of the screen (Informational)
The action bar that appears in the top of the Movie Player, contains all the useful information about the movie and a very few options. It presents the Movie's official poster and it displays the Movie Title, the released Year, some info about the Video Codecs for the DVD (resolution, etc) and one blue button (IMDB) that navigates you to the Movie's Full Info Webpage.
The Left blue button with the arrow can be used in order to Stop the movie Playback and return to the main app.
5. Action Bar on the Right (External Subtitles)
We have already mention that not all DVD's contain all possible subtitles for each movie. In order to support extra subtitles with our player, we have integrate the option to display subtitles from an external file over the movie during the playback.
There are plenty of free Websites across the Web where you can find subtitles for the movie you want in the language you prefer. Click on the "Find Online.." blue button and search for the movie you want. When you have finally download the ".srt" file into your PC (usually it is in a .zip format, so you have to extract the .srt file first), just click on the blue button "Load from file" and the subtitles will start to display overlay on the movie.
We have add also the option to synchronize the subtitles from the file you are using with the movie. It is possible that the movie and the subtitles file are out of sync. So, you are provided with a delay option in order to synchronize the two for a smooth watching experience!
6. Action Bar on the Left (VideoGallery)
Movie's EXTRA videos and Trailers
If the Movie Player has correctly identify the Movie you are actually watching, then on the left hand of the Movie Player you will see a list with all the available Trailers, Videos, Clips or Interviews for the actual movie. We use the official IMDB trailers and clips that are freely available. The IMDB (www.imdb.org) is the largest Movie Database on the Web. It contains info and extra media for more than 250.000 movies and TV Series. We hope that you like this option, as it provides you with more extra views and content about your favorite movie! On the other hand, if you find this option not interesting, you are able to hide the Video list during playback. All the above is applicable only for Movies and only for movies that either the app, or the user has identify (using the IMDB search page from the app). Otherwise the left action bar will be hidden completely!