Skip Pesky Trailers And Ads On DVDs With Not-So-Secret Codes

Sometimes the ads and trailers at the beginning of a DVD give you interesting information about upcoming releases you otherwise wouldn’t have heard of. Most of the time, though, they’re just annoying as all heck. Here are some not-so-secret remote control codes that can help you skip the ads and get right to the movie.

These should get you started:

Trick One – For DVD Players

When the first trailer on the DVD starts playing on your screen, press the STOP button of your DVD remote twice followed by the PLAY button. That’s STOP -> STOP -> PLAY and it should take you directly to the movie skipping all the trailers and ads.

Trick Two – For DVD Players

If the above trick doesn’t work for your DVD, try this sequence suggested by Richard Rider. Instead of pressing the STOP button on your DVD remote twice, press it three times followed by PLAY and it should skip all the trailers and previews. To repeat, the sequence becomes STOP -> STOP -> STOP -> PLAY.

These won’t work 100% of the time, but will keep you slightly more entertained while the computer beams ads at you.

Skip the DVD Trailers & Go Straight to the Movie [Digital Inspiration] (via Lifehacker)

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