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Play iMovie on 2nd Monitor

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I connected my Mac to my home theater receiver via HDMI cable in hopes of watching my iMovies on my big screen. It's currently set up as dual monitors, so that my primary monitor (iMac) is on the left and my home theater projector (2nd monitor) is on the right (not mirrored). With this setup, is there an adjustment I can make to run iMovie on my primary monitor, but when I hit the play button, have it show up full screen on the 2nd monitor (big screen)? I'm hoping for this to work similar to Powerpoint, which shows the presenter view on the primary monitor and the presenter view on the 2nd monitor. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • David Lormans Calculating status...
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    Mar 28, 2011 1:34 PM (in response to Mac Daddy Markus)
    iMovie has dual screen support, if you click Window, Viewer on Secondary Display. The viewer will have it's own screen then.
    iMac 27", MacBook Pro 13", Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • aaronmacgeek Calculating status...
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    Aug 22, 2011 6:13 PM (in response to David Lormans)

    On my iMovie it doesn't have that option it just has small medium and large can you help with that caue i would really like to run imovie i dual displace mode

  • calbe Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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    Aug 22, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to Mac Daddy Markus)

    First enable advanced tools in iMovie Preferences.

    And then from the window menu choose viewer on other display.

  • kcoreyedstrom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 13, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to calbe)

    The solution listed above is all over the internet.  I have an imac of recent vintage (about a year old) running  10.7.4 and two monitors.  I've enabled advanced tools and STILL there is no option under window -> viewer  for "choose other display."  I only have the options for small medium and large.  I see no answer other than the one above, again, that doesn't work.  Anyone out there know any more?????

  • BradleyCWRU Calculating status...
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    Jan 13, 2013 6:16 PM (in response to kcoreyedstrom)

    After turning on advanced tools in the preferences, the "Viewer on Other Display" option is at the very bottom of the "Window" menu, not under the "Viewer" submenu.

  • koa_noise Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 7:47 AM (in response to Mac Daddy Markus)

    I was looking for the same information. Non of the suggestions work. I can use iMovie in the second monitor but Full Scrren does not allow me to use both monitors at once. Some how VMWare found a way to make this work with there Fusion product.

  • Gaudeamus Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 11:20 PM (in response to Mac Daddy Markus)

    Hello! What's about the second monitor in new iMovie 10.0? I can't find this option.

  • Rob Ashcroft Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to Mac Daddy Markus)

    Note that you need to have the second monitor already plugged in before the option to use viewer on secondary display will show from within iMovie (pre- v10.0).

     

    But as Gaudeamus mentioned, this option seems to have completely disappered under version 10.0, which is extremely disappointing, and frustrating, as I have an iMac set up with a second monitor specifically for that one purpose!

     

    (but like the new version other than that, and am getting used to some of the layout changes).

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