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frythesolid

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« on: 12-10-2002 17:47 »

i just recieved my season 1 dvd's in the mail, but i cant access the directors audio commentary.. i cant get it to work on my computer through powerdvd, windvd, or even on my apex 1100w (macro & region free)..

these are actual dvd's, not vcds.. and they are official dvd's.. i purchased them from amazon.co.uk

thanks for any help anyone can provide..
lfv
Bending Unit
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« Reply #1 on: 12-10-2002 19:18 »

same here. it wont let me change subtitles or audio.
frythesolid

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #2 on: 12-10-2002 19:28 »

i figured out how to get it to enable the directors commentary on my apex, i had to use  shift then direction arrows.. but its still a mystery to me on how to do it thru powerdvd or windvd..
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #3 on: 12-10-2002 19:30 »
« Last Edit on: 12-10-2002 19:30 »

It's under audio/subtitles features for each episode. You go there, then audio commentaries, then play.
lfv
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« Reply #4 on: 12-10-2002 19:41 »

doesn't matter. on powerdvd the button is disabled.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #5 on: 12-10-2002 19:42 »

Well, get a better one. For me it works on PowerDVD.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #6 on: 12-10-2002 19:45 »

Both PowerDVD and WinDVD work fine for me using the way aslate describes. Rightclick and select audio "English 2" are faster and more reliable though.

Sorry, that's the only advice I have.
frythesolid

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #7 on: 12-10-2002 20:14 »

lfv, i've figured it out... through powerdvd highlight "english" with your mouse, then use the arrow keys on your keyboard and go to "italian" then press the down arrow key and it will bring up the directors audio commentary, click it..

aslate, the button is disabled for clicking through powerdvd.. i'm using powerdvd xp..

teral,

thats what i tried at first but all the options for audio & subtitles are greyed out..

mystery solved
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #8 on: 12-10-2002 22:01 »

Futurama DVDs are merchandise.
Tzlk
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« Reply #9 on: 12-10-2002 22:36 »

Anyone know how to get it to work on Windows media player?
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #10 on: 12-11-2002 02:48 »

I had this same problem with InterActual Player on my PC. I had to move my mouse over the option above, then press down and then enter. Same problem with the Season 2 DVDs too unfortunately.
frythesolid

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #11 on: 12-11-2002 11:08 »

with the season 2 dvd's i was able to right click on the video window and then select the secondary english audio track, not with season 1 though.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 12-11-2002 14:46 »

I'm not 100% sure, but i'm pretty sure WM Player isn't compatible with DVDs, maybe with a patch though.
Also, i'm running the XP version, all working for me.
Sweet Clyde

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #13 on: 12-29-2002 13:25 »

you have to do it throught the DVD menus. it cannot be done using the software menus.
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 12-29-2002 16:52 »

I don't think anyone was suggesting using the software menus.
Sweet Clyde

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #15 on: 12-29-2002 22:48 »

"thats what i tried at first but all the options for audio & subtitles are greyed out.."

sounded like the software menu to me. sorry if I'm mistaken.
Clacker

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« Reply #16 on: 01-18-2003 11:39 »

on my computer dvd's do work on Windows Media Player but not very well,
my computer always ends up crashing.
Carbito

Starship Captain
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« Reply #17 on: 01-19-2003 08:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2003 08:28 »

You could always just get a DVD player or PS2/Xbox...it's worth it!
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #18 on: 01-19-2003 09:01 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2003 09:01 »

Yeah, the season 1 DVD only lets me change audio / subtitles through the menus when I play it on my apple iBook - it's the only DVD I have that does that.

Strangely, when I hacked my apple DVD player (so I could skip the fox copyright warnings in swahili) the issue seemed to resolve.

I think it's just an issue with all software DVD players, because I can only change the audio via the DVD menus when I use SUSE Linux as well.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #19 on: 01-19-2003 16:36 »

It's certainly not shown in the clearest way whether the audio commentary is enabled, as clicking on the "Director's Commentary" button hides the text that appears when it's highlighted (at least for me). However, the most reliable way I've found to get the audio commentaries is:

1. Load the disc.

2. Start an episode.

3. Once the episode has started, use the right click menu in PowerDVD to select Audio...English 2.

N.B. It definitely won't work if you try this at the DVD menus. An episode has to start first.
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #20 on: 01-19-2003 16:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2003 16:45 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
N.B. It definitely won't work if you try this at the DVD menus. An episode has to start first.


Nope, that's not true. If you havn't started the episode and you head straight for the "language selection" menu, select the option you want then click "resume episode" it will play the episode from the start, with the appropriate audio track playing.

At least, it will on my Apple Mac. But (even more annoyingly) you can't select the audio commentary option with your mouse - you have to use the remote control or keyboard.
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #21 on: 01-19-2003 18:06 »

Oops.  wink

You're right, of course. What I meant to say (*everyone rolls their eyes simultaneously*) was that trying to select the commentary through the PowerDVD menus won't work until an episode is playing. You quite rightly point out that you can do it as they intended by following the steps you described - it still is not clear as to when it is activated/deactivated, IMHO.
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