Full screen on TV using VLC player

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

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    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. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    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.

  3. TXBDan macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    Boston, MA
    In one of the VLC Menus you can select which screen to output fullscreen to. Look around a bit.

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