Originally Posted by imlucid
More correctly, Front Row uses the same preferences as the DVD Player. Front Row uses the same lower level framework for playback as the DVD Player.
That's right, thankfully FrontRow 2.0 uses the same DVDPlayback.framework as the DVD Player application to play VIDEO_TS folders, rather than the useless QuickTime player which cannot do multiple audio tracks, or proper subtitles, or proper surround sound.
Ironically, because of the inadequacies of QuickTime, you would get better results converting a DivX which includes subtitles, multiple audio tracks, etc. to a DVD, than playing it directly as a DivX. This is not
the fault of the DivX codec, but is due to the current limitations of QuickTime. VLC is way ahead of QuickTime at doing all this.
Unfortunately, according the the Apple website, Leopard is going to ship with the same QuickTime 7.2 version as is current in Tiger, so we are not going to see any improvements yet.
Note: Even buying the MPEG2 codec for QuickTime does not help, Perian does help but is still hamstrung by QuickTime.
Its a shame, because QuickTime is overall still an excellent set of software, and a shame because one would normally associate Macs with being excellent at multimedia.