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Use cursor location to set Movie Player full-screen choice Apps
If you have Quicktime Pro, Movie Player lets you hit Command-F to present a movie in full screen mode. What I just found out, though, is that it presents the movie on whatever screen the mouse is in. Cool stuff.

[robg adds: I don't have a second screen to test this one on...]
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Use cursor location to set Movie Player full-screen choice
Authored by: mrpresident47 on Jun 06, '03 11:36:13AM

You can also drag the movie over to the screen of your choice and then hit Command-F.

Anyone know how to get DVD Player to play on extended desktop without having to mirror it on my laptop screen? I'd like to watch DVDs while I work on stuff.



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Use cursor location to set Movie Player full-screen choice
Authored by: bizard on Jun 06, '03 01:07:02PM

As far as I can tell, you can only show full screen DVDs using DVD player on the 'main' screen (the one with the menu bar). You can move the menu bar to whichever screen you want using the Displays preference pane (appropriate tab only shows up if you have more than one monitor). On some machines (my wifes original TiBook 400) there doesn't seem to be enough video memory to run both screens in millions of colors while using dvd player.

There are two problems left though: one, if I remember correctly, dvd player blacks out both screens (I could be wrong about this) and two, if your menubar is hidden on the dvd player screen then it become kind of difficult to do your work.



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Use cursor location to set Movie Player full-screen choice
Authored by: mrpresident47 on Jun 07, '03 02:05:55AM

thanx! thas good tips!



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Use cursor location to set Movie Player full-screen choice
Authored by: Hodag on Jun 07, '03 08:22:54AM

Try using VLC to play the DVD. It is a freeware app that will play just about any compressed video data.

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