Playing Your Media
When working with video DVDs, you’ll see the modified Controls toolbar shown in
Figure 8-13. Here, the first three buttons of the standard Controls toolbar are
replaced with these two buttons:
Displays the DVD menu for selecting special features, getting DVD information,
setting the video playback size, or viewing the video in full-screen mode.
Stops playing the video. As with a DVD player, if you then click Play, play resumes
from the beginning and you’ll see promos and other introductory materials.
Clicking the View Full Screen button or Full Screen option on the DVD menu displays
the video in full-screen mode. You can exit this mode by pressing the Esc key. When a
movie starts to play, you can skip the introductory materials by selecting the first movie
track in the List Pane or by selecting the Root Menu option on the DVD menu.
On the DVD menu, you’ll see a Special Features submenu that has these submenus:
Use this menu to choose an alternative language soundtrack. For example, with
my Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie, I could listen to the movie in Chi-
nese (Taiwan), English (United States), or French (France).
Set Video Size
Use this menu to set the default video size. By default, Windows Media Player is
configured to fit the video to the player window on resize, allowing Windows
Media Player to adjust the video size automatically if you change the size of the
player window. You can also set a relative playback size within the window of 50
percent, 100 percent, or 200 percent.
Figure 8-13. Playing a movie