Weve tried to answer a few basic questions
about DVD on this page. If you have a question about
a ScratchCat DVD program (or if you just need a little
help to better understand DVD), please give us a call
at (877) 806-4746 or send your question to DVDhelp@ScratchCat.com.
How do I navigate the DVD?
The DVD is menu-driven. After you insert the DVD into
the player drawer and press PLAY, youll see
your first menu in just a few seconds. From that moment
on, whenever you get to a decision point on the DVD,
press the up, down, left or right arrow buttons on
your players remote control unit to move around
the screen and highlight the option you want. Once
youve highlighted your choice, press SELECT
on your remote to go to the location.
Will I use every button on
the DVD remote control?
Not with ScratchCat programs. The main buttons you
will use are:
- Left, right, up, down arrows
Can I play the DVD video in
my computers DVD-ROM drive?
Well, technically, yes, if you have compatible software.
However, we think theres a better use model.
ScratchCat programs are specifically designed for
whole-class instruction and are best used with a DVD
player connected to a television.
ScratchCat DVDs do contain computer files. On every
ScratchCat DVD, you'll find PDF files for ScratchCats
Legal Agreement as well as for each of the student
blackline masters found in the Teachers Guide.
You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print
those files. Don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader? Download
it FREE at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.
Do I need to buy an expensive
DVD player with a barcode reader?
No. In fact, all ScratchCat programs are menu-driven,
so no barcode reader is necessary.
How should I care for my DVDs?
Handle them as you would a CD. Be sure to hold them
around the edges and try to avoid touching the shiny
surface. Always store them in their protective covers
and avoid leaving them in, or exposing them to, very
hot or very cold places. If a DVD gets dirty, take
a dry, soft cloth and gently wipe in a straight line
from the inside hole of the disc to the outer edge.
Most minor scratches probably won't affect performance,
but larger scratches may.
Can I erase or record over
a ScratchCat DVD?
Can I print a picture of an
Not without special equipment and written permission
My remote control isnt
First, check your remotes batteries to make
sure they are fresh and properly installed. Aim the
DVD remote at the DVD player and not the TV, keeping
an unobstructed line of sight to the player. Clean
the window on the front of the remote and clean the
sensor on the front of the DVD player.
Please take me back to the beginning.