the reason DVD player does not allow such things is because DVD players in the US have certain restrictions that don't allow you to jump certain parts.
i.e. the FBI piracy warning has a flag set on the DVD that disallows control of the fast forwarding or skip button, you must see that part before you are even allowed to view the rest of the dvd....
you also have region coding on dvds.... so, because of the format standards of dvds you aren't going to be able to choose jump to a timecode.... vlc on the other hand should do this if you set up a playlist and save it.
personally i would love to use dvd player if it wasn't for the limitations set by the MPAA that have become part of DVD player. i don't know if apple is legally required to follow such things, but they do.
there is also a program called DVDAssist which allows you to use VIDEO_TS folders with Front Row.http://mysite.verizon.net/resohjb1/Projects.htmlhttp://5thirtyone.com/archives/663