iTunes Video problem

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by farankoshan, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. farankoshan

    farankoshan Member

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    ok, I dunno if its a bug, but this is how it happened...

    I'm on iTunes. I wanted to watch a video. So I double-clicked the video file, and it started showing on the small "artwork" screen on the lower-left corner of iTunes. I wanted it bigger, so (not seeing the 'full-screen' button near it) I clicked the "artwork" screen and it maximized on a seperate window. I wanted it to go close to a full screen, so I clicked on the lower right corner and dragged it as far as I could... then it happened. I dragged the window beyond my screen's limit...past the dock and off the screen! So now the viewing window's bottom goes past the bottom of my screen... Why is that a problem? Well, now it's stuck on that size, 'coz my cursor can't reach the lower-left corner that changes the size. It's stuck on that size!!!

    Is there a shortcut to alter the viewing size, kind of like Quicktime's command-1,2,3 and so on?
    Is this something Apple didn't fool-proof?

    Please reply with some help guys, because right now, I'm backing up my iTunes Library, preparing to reinstall iTunes... that seems to be the only way I can think of. :(
     
  2. elbert

    elbert Active Member

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    You can always try trashing the plist file. it's located in your home Library (~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes.plist). Just quit iTunes, trash the plist, and relaunch the app. There's no need to reinstall iTunes. Doing so will not help solve your problem anyway.

    Here's how the video works.
    - selecting a video title and pressing the Play button should play the video in full screen mode, double=clicking will do the same.
    - if it only plays in the tiny window on the bottom left, clicking on the video itself will bring up a windowed viewer in the same way album art appears.
    - in the windowed view, right clicking (ctrl+click) should bring up the viewing size options
    - there should be a full-screen mode button in the status bar (in the bottom of the iTunes window)
    - pressing the esc key will allow you to exit the full screen mode

    By the way, if you click on the green button on the top left of the window that's oversized or partially hidden (this is the same as the menu command Window > Zoom), the said window will resize and/or move to bring out any unexposed part of the window. This action is universal in OS X.

    HTH
     
    #2 elbert, Jul 23, 2006
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2006

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