Black Screen after disabling "Show in windowed-full screen ..."

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efty.edge Offline
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Hi,

I use XBMC 13 – Gotham – August Cycle on my Mac Mini 2009 on Mountain Lion, connected to one TV. Nothing more, except the latest OSX Updates, is installed!

When i try to disable the Switch "Show in windowed-full screen rather than true-full screen" my screen gets black.

I would like to try this setting, because some of my SD MKV tv-shows stutter and the fullscreen mode can fix it.

Can anyone please give me an advice!?

Thanx in advance.

Efty
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MagicMacMan Offline
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Thats what i like to know too! I can run XBMC only in "windowed-full screen" mode. When i enable "true-full screen" the TV turns black.
Normally i run two screens. One Samsung TV for XBMC and a second monitor which is only used to update the mac and do other configuration stuff. The second monitor is normally switched off.
To see if the second monitor causes the problem i disconnected it from the mini but even with only the Samsung TV running i can't switch to "true-full screen". The screen goes black as soon as i enable the "true-full screen" mode.

Is there something i (we) can do? Thank in advance for help!

My System:

XBMC 13.1 / Git: 20140604-84725b0 4.6.2014

Mac mini Late 2012
System: OS X 10.8.5 (Build 12F45) Darwin: 12.5.0 x86_64
IO5-3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHz
RAM: 4GB
Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL Engine 512 MB
OpenGL Version: 2.1 Intel 8.16.78

Samsung 51" TV 1920x1080@50.00Hz
Medion 21" Monitor (Normally switched off)

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Memphiz Offline
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This feature is only available on snow leopard and in future versions the setting is not visible on newer osx versions (it just doesn't work on newer osx versions - hence the black screen).

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
(This post was last modified: 2014-07-22 10:21 by Memphiz.)
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MagicMacMan Offline
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Thank you, Memphiz! Maybe you can tell me why this useful feature doesn't work on newer OS X versions?

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Ned Scott Offline
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You don't need that specific feature. You just need to turn off "blank other displays" under XBMC -> Settings -> System -> Video output

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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Memphiz Offline
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(2014-07-23 00:16)MagicMacMan Wrote:  Thank you, Memphiz! Maybe you can tell me why this useful feature doesn't work on newer OS X versions?

Yeah just keep wasting my time - its a bug in sdl which will not be fixed (as upstream sdl is dead on the version we use and we aim to remove sdl completely in the future which is a bigger undertaking ...).

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
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MagicMacMan Offline
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Quote:Yeah just keep wasting my time...

I am really sorry that i steal your valuable time with my stupid noob questions. I am, then, all the more grateful that you answered so sympathetically and willingly and not to forget free of charge!

Thanks again and don't be upset about the long answer, i tried it to keep it as short as possible !!!

All the best!

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