ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! How do you get 2 movies on Fullscreen ON 2 monitors?

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  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a

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    This has been going on since the beginning of time:
    • You put 1 YouTube video in fullscreen (on screen #1)
    • You click anywhere on screen #2 and screen #1 leaves fullscreen!!!

    GRR!!!

    Is there an app or script that will allow me (and the rest of the world) to watch 2 flash videos in full screen on 2 monitors? I even tried 1 video in Safari and one in FireFox but to no avail.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'm curious about a related topic. I have 2 monitors, and, try as I might, I cannot get full-screen QuickTime playback to work on both monitors at once.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Dumb question but how would you watch two different movies at the same time. Clearly the sound would not be working for both at the same time.

    I'm not sure theirs functionality to watch two movies at the same time in full screen
     
  4. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    maybe he is cross eyed?
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    But that's the same video on all the screens?

    You need a splitter to do that...
     
  7. cherry su macrumors 65816

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    it's just video mirroring. check system preferences/displays
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    I know that it is mirroring, but to display on so many monitors one needs a splitter or a PC/Mac with multiple graphic cards.

    But the monitors clearly resemble TVs, so a splitter is the better option. That's how those electronic retailers get the same image on so many TVs.
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I wonder if the cpu/gpu/system combo is even capable playing two fullscreen videos at one time? that would seem to demand a lot of power, especially if it's HD video.
     
  10. broken-chaos macrumors regular

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    You might be able to achieve this (as long as at least one video is from YouTube) with ClickToFlash and its options to play an H.264 version directly in QuickTime Player.
     
  11. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've been searching since last night and all I can find is articles about how PC's are better and how the Mac OS has the WORST dual monitor support. Did you know one can't even move the dock from one screen to the other, or have is span across both screens? Yea, you can't move the Menu bar either. It's so stupid, is an embarrassment.
     
  12. spinnerlys Guest

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    With PCs (not PC's) you mean Windows, don't you? There are other OSs out there that can run on PCs.

    You can move the Dock to another screen either by a Terminal command or a software that will do that for you.
    Can you span the Windows Task Bar over two screens?

    Also the Menu Bar can be dragged to any connect monitor you like.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    You can move the menu bar. In the Display Arrangement tab, drag the menu bar to the monitor you want it on.

    Yeah, AFAIK, the dock will follow the menu bar to it's display.


    Basically the problem with the OP Flash issue is that the Flash full screen video mode is crap. It's assuming everyone has a single monitor and doesn't allow full screen to continue once you click outside of the flash video.

    Windows Flash IS EXACTLY THE SAME WAY. There is a hack to get Windows Flash to keep full screen up while working on a second monitor. Sadly, there's no hack for Mac Flash.

    Email Adobe to get them to fix this flaw in Flash.
     
  14. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    With Windows, you can full-screen WMP and use whatever on the 2nd display, and it works fine. I have yet to figure out how to do this on a mac with iTunes. I assume in Windows, if I used VLC for the 2nd video, I could do two full screen movies. That might work in OS X too (VLC I mean)
     
  15. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ultimate Epic Fail!!!1

    Yea, I found that out. They were probably talking trash about Tiger or something. Back to the issue at hand...

    iTunes: iTunes BLACKS OUT everything on the external monitor when you put it in full screen. It doesn't matter what app or browser your using. iTunes takes over.

    Browsers: I have tried every combination of FireFox, Safari, Opera, Chrome & IE possible. You simply cannot put 2 YouTube videos into fullscreen on OS X! Click full screen on one and the other screen goes back to standard size. Click that screen into fullscreen and the other video goes back into standard and so on.

    With the exception of the menu bar and background images, OS X simply treats multiple screens it as if it was all one screen- which is evident by the fact that 1: You can move items from one side to the other. 2: Desktop settings (such as Icon size and Grid spacing) are the same on both sides.

    I have been up since last night and feel confident that the time has come to conclude my research. The verdict is in: OS X truly has the Worst Multi-Screen Support EVER!!1 So while I'm an avid Apple customer, iPhone owner and .mac subscriber... With regret, I must give Apple the Ultimate Epic Fail Award!


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  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    OS X doesn't have great multiple display support..

    When I had my external display, I wanted to use my MBP to surf the net while watching full screen media on the external display. Didn't have much luck..
     
  17. hegor macrumors member

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    Funny.

    I don't know very many people that require the ability from their systems to run two videos full screen simultaneously from two monitors. I'm sure Steve and Company upon hearing of your award are dropping all they are doing to correct this major oversight. Everyone, expect a four week delay for the tablet and the 4th gen iPhone might be pushed back to Christmas, Apple has to work quick to retain the double video watching crowd.
     
  18. James L macrumors 6502a

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    You stayed up all night trying to figure this out? Really?
     
  19. Peace macrumors Core

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    OSX defaults to the main display when going fullscreen.
     
  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have a feeling this is going to involve multiple instances of VLC, Movist, or MPlayer OS X Extended and telling each instance which display to use.
     
  21. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    Could use VMware Fusion/Parallels/VirtualBox with Windows/Linux/whatever and run that on one screen and then use quicktime or some other OSX movie playing program on the other screen.

    Sure it's a rubbish solution but it works.
     
  22. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    See, I'm trying to set up 42" screens to play videos in a nightclub while allowing the DJ to still use the computer.

    I was more less looking for a script or hack to trick this GODLIKE product into doing what I want.
     
  23. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Um...unless I'm misunderstanding what you are trying to do....the dual screen full screen works just fine. Just did it on my computers.

    Both videos were full screen and ran just fine one on each monitor. Both flash movies from youtube.
     
  24. nufanec macrumors regular

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    All of this just to watch full screen porn on 2 displays?
     
  25. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On your 15" MacBook?
    what OS?
    what Browser?
     

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