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No video playback

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I have a secondary monitor (hp1502) and have connected it my to analogue connector, and all is well...

    however, it seems that it cannot play video files, avi's, mpegs, even dvds...

    i checked the settings in nvidia CP and it seems to be ok,even updated graphics card drivers (geforce6200).

    i tried google, but its bring up loads of irrelevant stuff...

    its plays ok on this monitor, but when i drag the movie file to the right (second monitor) then the movie picture freeze as if it was a screen shot but the voice is still there...

    does anyone know why?
     
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Cheeks,

    What media player (and version) are you using?

    From what you say, it is the fact that the video is being moved from one screen to another?
     
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  3. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    I get this when trying to drag Realplayer (and sometimes WMP) between monitors. It's never bothered me enough to look into it, I just stop the video, move the player and then play again.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    This is down to a weirdness with DirectX.

    DirectX works by 'cutting a hole' in windows, and trying to push the video data mostly direct to the video memory (this is approximate). The problem is that most drivers only support one of these 'holes' at a time, so if you try and duplicate the video on another monitor you get a black box.

    Some video drivers have a special mode where the video is directed to one screen while windows is on another. You have to select this mode though - it won't happen automaticaly. Otherwise make sure that only one screen is on at a time.

    High-end Matrox cards can deal with more than once screen at a time quite well - which is why they are so expensive!

    Harry.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    figured the problem, but not a solution.

    the file can only be played on the prinary monitor.

    when i right click desktop
    > settings
    > [x] Use this device as the primary monitor

    the which ever monitor is selected, that would be the monitor where i can playback video...

    strange huh?

    btw: im using vlc player, and for the meantime media player. dvd playback = powerdvd
     
  6. Boycie
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    Cheeks,

    Glad you sorted it - at least you can play the file on the monitor you want.
     
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  7. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    This is from MS book

    Make sure that the display with the best direct x support is the primary monitor. Only the primary monitor can run direct x applications in full screen mode and can fully accelerate direct x graphics.

    So there doesnt appear to be a way around this.
     
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