Playing video in VLC!
This is for both Tiger and Leopard. VLC is really a great alternative to QuickTime and I use it all the time when QuickTime is having problem getting the right codec. There is an interesting feature that I discovered that is similar to the behavior of DVD Player. If you want to go forward or backward in DVD Player, there is a new timeline in Leopard, but I still often prefer using a keyboard shortcut. The keyboard shortcut works both in Tiger and Leopard and is "Shift - Command - Right Arrow" for going forward and "Shift - Command - Left Arrow" for going backward. What is news to me is that the same shortcut can also be used in VLC. What I like about the way it works in VLC is that it doesn't look like the old-fashioned vhs fast-forward and rewind like in DVD Player. It is actually possible to press "Shift - Command - Right Arrow" only once and it will move forward one minute.