dual screen issue, DVD full screen playback.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stoid, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    I just purchased a second monitor and among other things I'd like to be able to watch a DVD full screen on one monitor while still being able to work/browse/design on the second monitor. I can put DVD player in fullscreen mode, and still see what's on the other monitor, however once I click back into another visible app, and DVD player becomes a background app, it jumps back out of full screen mode. Granted, I can still maximize it, but there is still all the additional clutter of interface, and a bit of the desktop showing through. Any ideas for playing the DVD fullscreen?
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    I can see how this would be a problem, have you tried VLC or Mplayer?

    You might be stuck with a maximized window...
  3. trance2 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2004
    Quito, Ecuador
    Look in preferences

    In the DVD Player application preferences under the catagory 'Displays' check 'Remain in full screen when DVD Player is inactive'

    This will remedy your problem... enjoy...
  4. bellis1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2003

    I had the same problem with DVD player and have been using VLC to play DVD's in this way without any problems. VLC has a simple menu item under video in which you can set the video device, either monitor A or B and set at fullscreen.

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