When referring to Windows, I know exactly what is the most accessible and what works the best for playing DVDs whether they be the actual disc or an image of any format with absolutely no encryption courtesy of SlySoft AnyDVD HD. When referring to Mac OS X, I have tried several players and not one is completely accessible. First it was VLC but the interface is too cluttered and nothing that showcases the convenience of Media Player Classic Black Edition or Home Cinema on Windows. Second it was MPlayer OSX Extended which is really decent for music. There exist many unlabelled controls but the frequency bands and decibel scale is much better than that of VLC. However, the app must have a bug because it terminates unexpectedly every time I try to play a VIDEO_TS.ifo file. Finally, I tried the native DVD Player app. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for making an app so inaccessible. There are so many unlabelled controls which lack help tags which makes it impossible to assign labels. However, the equaliser is just as good as that in MPlayer OSX Extended, and the specific preset I saved is actually remembered across sessions.
My question is if anybody has any suggestions of a more accessible DVD player software. I would preferably like an equaliser with 32 hertz and 16 kilohertz frequency bands instead of the low end beginning at 62 hertz or whatever terrible frequency bands are apparent in VLC's equaliser. It is essential I am able to play from a mounted image because I always play unencrypted discs instead of using the actual physical disc. Granted, 95% of my collection is comprised of 1990s DVD pressings [on purpose] so encryption is minimal but that is not the point. Obviously, having the ability to navigate the title menu, chapter menu and audio menu if more than one stream is available is paramount.
I hope somebody has a really decent solution to play DVDs. This is one of those things that make me want to revert to Windows and never again use Mac OS X.