To change your system's power management settings for playing DVD movies, see the
section, "Configuring AC Power Management for Playing Movies."
To access the online help you can either:
— click the question mark just below the movie screen (located about an inch from the
right edge of the window); or
SoftDVD MAX while the system is running on battery power.
Conditions Affecting DVD Performance
The following conditions can affect DVD movie playback:
a damaged or dusty DVD
a processor that is too slow to support DVD movie playback
playing a DVD movie while the system is running on battery power
AC power management settings that are enabled.
Performing the following activities during playback can impede DVD playback:
changing screen resolution
changing the world region setting.
Some DVD movie titles are not configured to tap all the features of the CD-RW/DVD drive or
MGI SoftDVD MAX. Some DVD titles:
cannot be ejected during play (you must stop the movie, and then eject the DVD)
do not enforce their advertised parental control ratings
do not display chapter number information
do not display the current DVD time
do not allow audio track selection through the MGI SoftDVD MAX control panel (although
they do allow it from the MGI SoftDVD MAX menu)
do not allow navigation with the mouse (you must use the arrow keys instead).
Configuring AC Power Management for Playing Movies
You must turn off most of the power management settings in the Power Schemes window for
MGI SoftDVD MAX to play DVD movies properly. To access these settings open the Control
Panel, and double click the Power Management icon.
Set the following fields in the 'Plugged in' column to 'Never':
Turn off monitor
Turn off hard disks
System hibernates (except Windows 98SE systems)
NEC Computers does not recommend playing DVD movies with MGI
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