Chapter 12. The Multimedia Mac

In This Chapter

  • Watching DVD movies on your Mac with DVD Player

  • Watching movies with QuickTime Player

  • Opening, viewing, printing, and converting file formats with Preview

  • Importing media — photos and videos — to your Mac

Media is more than just music (the topic of Chapter 11), and your Mac is ready, willing, and able to handle almost any type of media you can throw at it. Which is why, in addition to the aforementioned iTunes, Mac OS X Leopard includes applications for viewing and working with media such as DVD movie discs; QuickTime movie files; and graphics in a variety of file formats such as PDF, TIFF, and JPEG.

In this chapter, you look at three bundled applications you can use to work with such media — namely, DVD Player, QuickTime Player, and Preview — followed by a brief tutorial about importing your own media (photos and videos) into your Mac.

Watching Movies with DVD Player

The DVD Player application includes snazzy little on‐screen controllers, as shown in Figure 12-1 . They enable you to watch your movies on your Mac, pretty much like you'd watch them on your TV with your DVD player, as follows:

  1. Insert a DVD into a Mac with DVD Player.

    This step automatically launches the DVD Player application; if it doesn't, you can double‐click the DVD Player icon in the Applications folder to start it.

    Figure 12-1: DVD Player's on‐screen controller gadgets.

    Figure 12.1.  Figure 12-1: DVD Player's on‐screen controller ...

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