I'm still waiting on the day when we have a mid-movie commercial break. It sounds outrageous now, but its not impossible.
I have a few dvd's where as soon as you put in the movie it plays. You don't even see the menu unless you press menu or let it play through to the end.
I guess this is one advantage to the hd-dvd's. Appearently the menu is built into the machine and not the dvd's themselves, and changes can be made on the fly insted of pausing or stopping. I can gaurantee companies won't be taking advantage of this with our interests in mind.
it's not between every episode is it? It's only for 15 seconds when you pop the disc in, right?
Stop complaining. It's been on VHS tapes for years. but the MPAA finally realized that you can stop a remote control from fast fowarding so you have to watch it. I'm sure it makes certain part time pirates think twice about copying.
The one i've seen is an actual commercial that is about a minute and a half long that shows people copying movies and then what happens to them. It is only when you put the disk in but it's annoying as crap...and I really doubt that a short video is going to make a pirate think twice about what they are doing...the thought of large fines and prison didn't.
Jason L. Wright
I'm not that hard to imitate. Just make some random negative claim at Apple or anything else for that matter and then have nothing to back it up.
You should make a backup of your DVD, then you can chop off any parts that annoy you Or just get some better DVD software, one that allows jumping to scenes or bookmarks.
Bookmark the main menu then just select that bookmark when you plonk in your DVD
ok, so I pay $40 and then I need to go and make a backup? or some other manipulations? That's not gonna happen! If I buy a DVD I expect it to please me right away! What's the point in buying seeds if you need a plant?
I was reading an article the other day (sorry I lost the link) it was about piracy, customers, and how customers have let themselves get robbed about the recording industry, but the same would apply to dvd's I guess.
They said, what you buy when you buy a cd, is, besides the cd, a license, similar to the one that comes with any software. A license that allows you to listen to the music contained in the cd. You own that license. It says you can listen to that music. That's what yours, not the music, but the right to listen to it, you bought it.
Now, when there's a new type of hardware (say, when people went from cassette to cd's), to listen to the music for which you already own a license, you need to buy the license again, all of it. Why, you already own it, you should just pay an upgrade, maybe, but not the whole cost of the cd if you already own a cassette, right? in the end, you already own the license to listen to the music contained by it.
Anyway, it sounded king of utopic (instead of buying a new cd, they recommended you could go to the store give your old cd, and pay for an upgrade).
For me, music and movie industry are the only ones that let you buy their product, and control you, telling you how and where you can use (and if you can use) their product.