Full screen on TV using VLC player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by i-sidd, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I am connecting my macbook to the tv through a mini dvi to s-video on my
    32" vizio lcd tv. i want to be able to play movies on full screen but on my tv its no doing that. In system preference under appearance its set to mirror. What do i need to do to achieve this. On the vlc player under video if I do fullscreen then on the macbook its shows full screen but not on the tv.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    irmongoose

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    Dec 3, 2001
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    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    #2
    First of all, does your LCD have a DVI-in? If so, it's better to plug in to that than through the S-Video port.

    Secondly, try this - uncheck "Mirror" and instead drag the VLC windows (video and controller) to the second monitor area, then press fullscreen.



    irmongoose
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Boston, MA
    #3
    In one of the VLC Menus you can select which screen to output fullscreen to. Look around a bit.
     

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