iTunes external display problem

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  1. aceguitarslingr macrumors newbie

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    Dear (real) Geniuses,

    Feel free to move this post if it is in the wrong forum. I assume the answer to my question will be straightforward for a lot of you, so I really appreciate your help.

    In thinking about switching to a mac - who doesn't - I am wondering about the following:

    On my Sony Vaio (VGN-FE31Z), which has a 128mb graphics card (NVIDIA?), I have a 22" ultrasharp dell monitor connected on VGA. Now, with WMP playing video everything works a charm, but iTunes just dies (well, hangs so much as to be unusable) once I drag it from the Laptop monitor to the big screen. Why? Would this be the same if the PC had a digital connection to the display like a mac (and hence no problem on the mac)? Why can WMP cope but iTunes not?

    Many thanks for helping me understand!!!
     
  2. AndyClarke macrumors regular

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    How much ram do you have. Maybe its just puching your laptop to far. iTunes uses plenty of resources and I have trouble sometime playing movies in full screen on an old dell.
     
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