Full screen changing in Quicktime

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  1. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    I know in VLC you can decide which screen the program uses when it plays a video in full screen.

    Can the free version of Quicktime do this? Only I want to play some video's full screen on the external monitor and when I goto the Full Screen settings there's no option to define which screen. :confused:
     
  2. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

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    wow i just did that like a second ago

    I too was wondering the exact same thing until I tried it. I just dragged the video's window over to the other monitor, hit fullscreen, and it worked perfectly.
     
  3. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately I've already tried that. It's determined that it's going to play on the macbook monitor instead of my external one. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    It's An Option In QT Player's Preferences

    Open QuickTime Player Application First
    Do this from the QuickTime Player Application Preferences NOT the QT System Preferences
    In the QT Player Application Preferences (Command + ,)
    Full Screen Pane, PopUp Menu "Full Screen"
    Click on the screen layout to put a "Q" on the one you want to play full screen. That will then be where the full screen playback occurs.
     
  5. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That option only seems to be there when I have a .mov open.

    When I try with .avi files the screen layout isn't there? :confused:

    EDIT: Ah nevermind, got around that issue by just opening Quicktime, changing the setting and then opening the file from inside Quicktime. Thanks! :)
     

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