# Thursday, September 14, 2006

More iTunes Woes

Last night, I finally sat down to watch the last episode of Battlestar Galactica, season two. I downloaded it overnight on a prior day. I was willing to put the prior issues aside and enjoy the final segment of season two with a fine glass of Pinot Noir.

What's that iTunes? Got a little more fight left in ya?

Either the new iTunes client needs additional display resources, or the quality of the video is so enhanced, that my measley laptop cannot perform a dual display of the projector and the laptop screen.

At first, I thought the entire full screen mode was broken as the projection show static images of the video, about a second apart. Its not fun watching a television show as a series of Flickr images so I started thinking about other modes of viewing, including just using the laptop itself.

Finally, it hit me that the resources on my laptop were probably insufficient to run on both the laptop screen and the projection screen. Unlike all of my prior downloads on iTunes...

When I set the laptop to display on the projection system only, not dual display, the video returned to an acceptable state. As I was watching the otherwise fantastic end to season two, I kept wondering, hey, did I just see the video stutter a second ago?

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