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Old 07-23-05, 02:22 PM
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Commentary won't turn off?

I just received a used DVD and I can't get the Commentary to turn off. I tried going into the Special Features and there is no "On / Off" option on this one. I tried clicking on it and anything else I could think of. Does anyone have any suggestions that I could try to fix this so that I can watch the movie without the Commentary??? Or do some DVD's break down where sometimes the Commentary gets stuck and it can't be fixed???
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Old 07-23-05, 02:31 PM
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Have you tried using your remote to switch audio tracks while it plays? I'm pretty sure all players allow this and then you can select among any of the available tracks on the disc. If there is only one track then make sure this used DVD is not a bootleg.
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Old 07-23-05, 04:32 PM
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If worse comes to worse, you could always put on subtitles and deal with it.
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Old 07-23-05, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Skyfire
Or do some DVD's break down where sometimes the Commentary gets stuck and it can't be fixed???


What DVD is it, BTW?
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Old 07-23-05, 09:39 PM
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The Title is

The DVD is, "El Mariachi / Desperado". It is the "El Mariachi" that is doing the Commentary. Desperao is on the other side of the disc.
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Try going to the audio options section and choosing the 5.1 or stereo soundtrack.
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Old 07-23-05, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Skyfire
The DVD is, "El Mariachi / Desperado". It is the "El Mariachi" that is doing the Commentary. Desperao is on the other side of the disc.
Huh? Is this the old double-feature release? If so, why on Earth would you get that one. The new Special Editions come on their own disc in two separate keepcases.

In any case, cycling through the audio option on your remote control should fix the problem, unless it's one of those where the commentary is on a totally different track than the regular audio tracks. Why the disc is defaulting to the commentary track is anybody's guess. Have you tried ejecting it and restarting it?
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Yep, that worked. I was able to turn it off with the Audio on the Remote Control. Thanks...
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Old 07-23-05, 10:58 PM
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I seem to remember my player defaulting to the commentary on that movie since the commentary was in English but the original audio was Spanish.
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Old 07-24-05, 12:43 AM
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Glad it worked out ok - I've never had a DVD default to an alternate soundtrack/commentary, but every now and then subtitles have a mind of their own and are there when the movie starts - fortunately easy to get rid of 'em.
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Old 07-24-05, 03:02 AM
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I think some players have a setting where you can set the default audio language (which would cause the english track to play in this case).
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Old 07-24-05, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
I seem to remember my player defaulting to the commentary on that movie since the commentary was in English but the original audio was Spanish.
It happens for me as well. I guess it's the way the disc is authored.
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Old 10-23-11, 03:46 PM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

I'm having a similar porblem with a dvd, I lent them to somebody, but when I got them back, the audio commentary won't turn off, there's an on/off option on the dvd menu, but it doesn't have any effect whichever is highlighted, I've tried the subtitles button on the remote, but it just comes up 'subtitles unavailable'. the dvd is unwatchable as it is, and it's two out of the four series that has been effected. Any help would be apprecated, because I can't really afford to re-buy
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Old 10-23-11, 04:42 PM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

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I lent them to somebody, but when I got them back, the audio commentary won't turn off
Nothing the person who borrowed the DVD did could have caused the problem you're having.
I've tried the subtitles button on the remote, but it just comes up 'subtitles unavailable'.
Subtitles have nothing to with your problem. You want the audio button.

And rebuying the DVD won't fix it either. If the DVD worked correctly before and doesn't now, it's user error or maybe a player problem.
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Old 10-23-11, 07:26 PM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

lol. is this a troll? because they are very good, otherwise very..... 1990?
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Old 09-11-15, 08:34 AM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

Are you still having this problem? I had this problem on 'A Clockwork Orange' so I know how you feel/felt. Bring up the DVD menu and look at audio, switch it to audio 1, that should fix the problem you/you're had/having.
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Old 09-11-15, 02:08 PM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

Finally, only took a decade to fix!
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Old 09-11-15, 03:34 PM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

On certain players with certain discs, I'll get the subtitles by default and have to manually turn them off.
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Old 09-12-15, 07:10 PM
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Re: Commentary won't turn off?

I've always set the default audio and subtitle languages on my players to Zulu- since I've never seen a single disc that actually includes that language, it'll almost always default to playing with audio track 1 and subtitles off.
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