Remote from Reality

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in Geekery, Graphics, rants | 2 Comments

This is what DVD player remote controls are like in reality, and what I think they should actually be like.

Credits: Most of the work for this was done in Lineform, but I grabbed it into the Gimp to bump-map the buttons into a 3D look at the end.

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  1. Benjohn Barnes
    October 27, 2009

    Awesome dude, thank you :-)

    Misa and I watched “W” a few days ago, and playing on OS X’s DVD player, there appears to be no way to skip through the trailers for other shit I don’t care about at the start. No option, other than 64x FF anyway. That’s massively unacceptable for something I’ve paid for. The really frustrating thing at times like this is that there is no one I can walk up to and scream “YOU STUPID FUCKING CUNT! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU FUCKING THINK YOU“RE FUCKING DOING, YOU INHUMAN, IMMORAL, MORON!?!?!?!”, which is a pity.

  2. Matt
    October 27, 2009

    This is called User Operation Prohibition, apparently. If you use something the Mac The Ripper to grab your DVDs as files, you can check a box called “Disable DVD UOPs”, which can lead to lower blood pressure.

    I’d personally pay double for a hardware DVD player that ignored them. I don’t know of any hack for the OSX software DVD Player to kill them :(