Displaying video on secondary display?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kendrilanthis, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hey there, not sure if this belongs here or not but it is graphics card related so....



    In any case, I can display video in any video player fine on my primary display but if I drag it into the secondary display all I get is the sound with a black video panel. Was wondering if there is anything I can do to get this to play properly on secondary display.

    I am running WinXP Pro with a Radeon 9600 Pro video card. Secondary monitor is set up on the DVI port with a dvi to vga adapter.

    -K
     
  2. Petros

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    Do you have DirectX 9 installed? What program are you using?
     
  3. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    In video control panel (advanced>display) you have to deal with the 2 little buttons for each display (see attached pic)
     

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  4. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    That isn't it man, I am able to display just fine on both monitors. It is video files and movies SPECIFICALLY that will not display. They only display a black box, nothing else when put on secondary display but work fine on primary.


    And I am using Dx 9.0b with all windows updates and drivers all fully updated.
     
  5. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    I've used several. WMP, AverTV, Intervideo WinDVD, Intervideo WinDVR, Realplayer, Quicktime, Etc etc etc
     
  6. DarkMaster

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    do you want to display the video on ur secondary display only or bth?
    i used to have that problem with my nvidia card. if i wanted to watch a movie from pc to tv then i had to set my tv as the primary display, im not sure if ati cards have the same problem. i have never found an alternative method
     
  7. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    No, I think I'm right ! ;)
    For my second display (tv), if the right button is selected, I get my player (any one I use) right on my tv, sound is playing right but the player displays a black screen...
    Next, if I select the left button (have to reactivate the second display first) for the second display, I do get both sound and video on my tv !
    The same way, you can desactivate the video on your pc screen by selecting the right button (left by default).
    Do you see what I mean now, or am I still wrong ?
     
  8. Kendrilanthis

    Kendrilanthis OSNN Junior Addict

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    Pretty sure I have tried that but will have to check when I get home (at work atm) and let you know how it works out.
     
  9. DarkMaster

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    u could try going into the advanced panel, and select the overlay tab.
    click clone mode options, and select "same on all"
    then apply
    if u want the video to display full screen on ur secondary display, u could select "theatre mode" instead of same on all. this was tested on my tv and worked perfectly.
     
  10. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Where are the options you're talking about ?...
     
  11. DarkMaster

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    display properties and under the "settings" tab then advanced

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    i think u have to select ur primary display