Fullscreen iTunes black screen on Mac Help???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by snkeyez95, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    Hoping that this should be a quick answer.

    I have a thunderbolt to HDMI from the back of my iMac to my TV. It works just fine. Turned off mirror so I can watch videos on my TV but still use Mac. However when I use iTunes in full screen mode on my TV, a gray screen slides over and my iMac display goes black/blank. The image is perfect on my TV, but just black on my Mac.

    What am I missing. I should have prefaced that I'm a brand new Mac user.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2010
    After finding a better way to phrase my google search. I've discovered that this an inherent problem with iTunes. Apple is aware based on one email I found, and has no immediate plans on addressing.

    I did find a a solution to the problem using VLC media player instead of iTunes. I noticed a lot of people viewed this thread and thought maybe my findings would help someone else.

    There is a script you can run in conjunction with QuickTime that will fix the iTunes issue. But this was a little over my head, and the VLC solution is fine.

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