Playing DVD on external monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gillilandboy, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. gillilandboy macrumors 6502

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    I have a macbook and I have an external monitor is there anyway I could play the DVD full screen on my external monitor? I don't want to mirror my displays because I need to be doing other things on my macbook monitor while the movie is playing.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Sure. As far as I remember, just drag the movie's window to the screen you want it to play on, then select full screen mode. Should work fine.

    If your MacBook's built-in screen is dimming itself when you go into fullscreen mode, there's a preference in DVD Player to turn that off.
     
  3. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    You should just be able to drag DVD PLayer's window over to the second monitor, right click on it (or use the menu at the top) and choose full screen. I just today got a Macbook Pro and doing that works fine (other than it pauses for a couple of seconds when you drag it between monitors.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you select full screen mode it should work. You'll just need to drag the movie to the monitor you want to view it on, that's all.

    Edit: Beaten to it! ;)
     
  5. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Happens to me constantly :) I'm just glad I was actually able to answer a Mac question.
     

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