iTunes external display problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aceguitarslingr, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. aceguitarslingr macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2006
    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


    Mar 6, 2007
    Fernhurst, Hampshire
    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.
  3. aceguitarslingr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2006
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    Jun 30, 2006

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