PDA

View Full Version : iTunes Visualizer on 2nd Monitor




wade167
Mar 16, 2004, 10:33 AM
Can iTunes project the Visualizer onto a 2nd monitor (with a dual monitor setup) but keep the controls on the main monitor? Thanks for any help....



TheT
Mar 16, 2004, 11:17 AM
Can iTunes project the Visualizer onto a 2nd monitor (with a dual monitor setup) but keep the controls on the main monitor? Thanks for any help....
As far as I know... no!
(then again my last experience with dual monitor setups was with iTunes 3 and 10.1 , but I don't think anything changed)

baby duck monge
Mar 16, 2004, 11:26 AM
it doesn't seem possible, but i would like to know if it is possible not to have the screen without visuals go dark. would be nice sometimes to keep working a little bit...

jxyama
Mar 16, 2004, 12:21 PM
yeah, wondering about this myself... i think the best you can do is drag a maximized copy of an iTunes window to the second screen and run visualizer on it...

bummer too. at parties, it would be nice to project the visualizer in full screen onto a TV while being able to DJ on the computer...

wade167
Mar 16, 2004, 01:01 PM
yeah, wondering about this myself... i think the best you can do is drag a maximized copy of an iTunes window to the second screen and run visualizer on it...

bummer too. at parties, it would be nice to project the visualizer in full screen onto a TV while being able to DJ on the computer...

I use a dual monitor setup for my church every Saturday night when we have family centered program called "Kidstuff". Everyone love the Visualizer but I'm locked out until I pull it off, leaving a blue projected screen that's waiting for the next skit. Is there anything else out there that can do this without locking me out of the primary monitor?

Applespider
Mar 16, 2004, 01:47 PM
not sure if this will work but could you do it using the iTunes track app that's on version tracker?

It can sit in your toolbar and lets you change track forwards or backwards or pause it. You could have visualiser on one screen and then do basic controls from the menu bar?

jxyama
Mar 16, 2004, 01:53 PM
not sure if this will work but could you do it using the iTunes track app that's on version tracker?

It can sit in your toolbar and lets you change track forwards or backwards or pause it. You could have visualiser on one screen and then do basic controls from the menu bar?

iirc, when the full screen visualizer is turned on in one of the screens, the other screen simply goes black. no menu bar, nothing...

briankonar
Mar 16, 2004, 02:03 PM
NO! you can't.

post feedback to apple, request this feature, i want it too.

iamartboy
Mar 16, 2004, 05:16 PM
Depending on your monitor resolutions/setup, you can drag a large visualizer window so that it appears to fill a second screen. I used to do this with the Radeon 7000 PCI card in a souped-up sawtooth that was hooked up to my TV/home entertainment setup. Your processor and video will greatly impact the performance when you do this.

IDANNY
Jun 6, 2009, 07:00 AM
has anyone found a way to do this yet? With itunes 8 : )

kdum8
Jul 24, 2009, 02:11 PM
I don't know of a way either but it would be a great feature. Frankly given how popular and ubiquitous iTunes has become, I am surprised that Apple has not developed it more frankly. There is a lot of room for improvement. I don't feel they have developed it to the level that they have with Aperture or Logic Studio, Final Cut Pro etc. It may be a consumer music player but there is so much more that could be done to improve it.

Having said that though, I still think it is the best of the bunch out there for mac. ;)

pooryou
Jul 31, 2009, 01:12 AM
Turn on Video Mirroring. Just tested this and it works.

kdum8
Jul 31, 2009, 02:55 AM
Turn on Video Mirroring. Just tested this and it works.

If you mean mirror the second monitor so that it replicates exactly the first this is not what the OP is asking and isn't much use. Unless you are referring to something else?

pooryou
Jul 31, 2009, 06:22 PM
If you mean mirror the second monitor so that it replicates exactly the first this is not what the OP is asking and isn't much use. Unless you are referring to something else?

It does exactly what the OP is asking, and what everyone in this thread is discussing, and is of very much use: displaying the visualizer on both screens.

Obviously keeping one screen with controls isn't going to happen.

kdum8
Jul 31, 2009, 06:53 PM
It does exactly what the OP is asking, and what everyone in this thread is discussing, and is of very much use: displaying the visualizer on both screens.

Obviously keeping one screen with controls isn't going to happen.

I hate to be pedantic but no it doesn't. OP: "Can iTunes project the Visualizer onto a 2nd monitor (with a dual monitor setup) but keep the controls on the main monitor?"

He/she asks if the visualizer can go onto a second screen, (not both), and keep the controls on the main. So it doesn't do "exactly" what the OP is asking.

Anyway, no matter. ;)

pooryou
Jul 31, 2009, 08:07 PM
You could use an iPhone/iPod Touch for the controls with Apple Remote ;)

IDANNY
Oct 25, 2009, 01:04 AM
has anyone had any luck we do have a new version of itunes now I tried personally and had no luck.

Thanks for any help
-Idanny

dersd
Dec 11, 2009, 07:24 PM
Thanks for the tip. Using an iPhone with the Remote app worked great. I've tried it a little and haven't seen any problems yet.

The other options (zooming, partial windows, etc) are junk; don't waste your time other than this option.