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Play DVDs across multiple monitors Apps
I'm not sure this really qualifies as a Mac OS X hint, because it's more for entertainment. Here it is anyway.

If you have dual monitors, you can tile a widescreen DVD movie to both monitors. This works best with monitors of the same size having the thinnest borders around the edges of the screen, to make the tile more seamless. Just turn on Zooming under the Seeing tab of the Universal Access preference panel. Then, start your DVD movie in DVD Player and use the key commands (Option Apple +) to zoom in. The zoom will tile to both screens and you can zoom in and out and position the mouse to center a wide-screen movie in full screen.

My dual 19" monitors make the movie the size of a pretty large HD widescreen TV. I don't notice any loss in framerate on my dual 1gHz.
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Play DVDs across multiple monitors
Authored by: nachobel on Sep 16, '03 09:21:16PM

wow. that hint was out of hand.

Useful however. If only I had two 19 inch monitors...



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Play DVDs across multiple monitors
Authored by: Rasta Asia on Apr 16, '04 07:48:25AM

LonnieBear,

'Just turn on Zooming under the Seeing tab of the Universal Access preference panel.'

I'm using OSX 10.3.3 with a G5 and 2x17" Dvi-D monitors. I cannot seem to find Universal Access preference panel as mentioned... Can you help me out here?

Would be nice to be able to watch DVDs in wide screen mode as mentioned.

RA



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Play DVDs across multiple monitors
Authored by: Ganymede on Apr 16, '04 11:36:06AM

Should be in your system Preferences. Mine is at the far right in the "System" group. Once Universal access is enabled (it might be enabled by default), you toggle Zooming on or off using "cmd option 8". When it's toggled on, you zoom in with "cmd option =" (or plus) and zoom back out with "cmd option -" (or minus).

I have 2 monitors, and I know that zooming works across them, but I never thought to try playing a DVD with the zoom on. And I never came across this hint, although it is pretty old... I'll try it out later, after work...
Good Luck!

Ganymede



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