The Ultimate Guide for switching from a PC to a Mac
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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Rewinding or Fast Fowarding in DVD Player!

When you want to scan through your DVD, either forwards or backwards, using the arrows in the controller can be a pain. The arrows are actually to skip from chapter to chapter. You can use it to fast forward or rewind, but you have to hold them. It will also stay stuck on 4x. There is a cool shortcut: "Shift-Command-left arrow" or "Shift-Command-right arrow". You only have to press it once and wait until you are at the right spot. When you are where you want to be, you can resume the playback with "Spacebar". If you hold down "Shift-Command-arrow", it will cycle you through the different speed (2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x) and it will keep going at the speed that appeared when you released the keys. You can select a different default speed under "Controls" and "Scan rate".


Blogger zevie said...

thanks great tip, never really knew how to do it.

August 5, 2007 at 3:00 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

One can actually just press Command and then left or right arrow keys. The Control menu does say shift as well, but it works without. Also, under Controls > Scan Rate, one can select the default speed at which you fast-forward or rewind. That saves having to go through multiple speeds.

August 5, 2007 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Felipe said...

Wondeful, I have to analyse a film for the scool and I'd had to do a lot of rwd-fwd. It's much more practical this way. Thanks

August 5, 2007 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger MacTipper said...

The worst part is that this doesn't work in qucktim/itunes.

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August 5, 2007 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

wow, awesome! that stuff used to drive me nuts. can't wait to give it a whirl.

August 5, 2007 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Oli said...

In iTunes, you can use Command Option Left/Right

January 7, 2009 at 6:57 AM  
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