I’m playing music on my MacBook Pro (model 5,1, OS X 10.5) using VLC (1.0.3). When I shake my laptop, the playback stumbles, much like when shaking an old portable CD player (and by “shake”, what I really mean is “carefully carry it from one location to another”. I am most assuredly not shaking it around like mad).
Note that I’m playing music files form my hard drive, not from a CD. Other music players don’t exhibit this behaviour.
I surmise that this is an Easter egg built into VLC that uses the HD’s motion sensor to recognize shaking motions and emulate this “feature” of portable CD players.
Still, it’s kind of annoying because it kicks in whenever I carry the laptop around. How can I disable it?