Among the software updates that were included in MacOS 10.4 (Tiger) was an update to the DVD Player (version 4.5) that is included with the OS. This was a welcome update, as the DVD Player was seriously lacking in some respects.
Today, Apple released the 4.6 version of the DVD player.
New features in the 4.5 update include…
Equalizer: Control the DVD audio with a powerful equalizer, including 10 individual sliders and 4 presets.
Enhanced Bookmarks: Bookmark favorite moments of a DVD for quick access later on.
DVD Navigator: View real-time information about the DVD being played in an onscreen overlay.
DVD Video Clips: Designate a section of a DVD for quick access later.
DVD Video Color Controls: Play your DVDs in the highest quality even in different lighting conditions with on-the-fly video color correction.
DVD Video Zoom: Magnify the video image to reduce or eliminate the letterbox bars that appear on some DVDs while maintaining high video quality.
Dock Icon: Play DVDs live on the Dock when the DVD window is minimized (requires Quartz Extreme).
High Definition: Play DVD Studio Pro 4 authored high-definition video from HD DVD discs and hard drives.DVD Player 4.6 delivers added support for DVD Studio Pro 4 authored HD DVDs. It is recommended for all users of DVD Player.
The 4.6 version, which is now available via the Software Update, includes:
Additional support for playing DSP 4 authored HD DVD folders from DVD discs and hard drives.
Additional support of discs with both SD and DSP 4 authored HD content.
Improved Global Player settings.
Improved usage for last play and disc info dialogs.