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dual monitors, no dvd video on secondary

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ITTF Museum, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. ITTF Museum

    ITTF Museum Thread Starter

    May 17, 2004
    Hello Group,
    Hope someone can help as I need to get this up and running for a museum exhibit.
    Installed a secondary monitor, works just fine, can drag windows to/from both screens, and can play .mpg videos on secondary screen just fine.
    But when I try to play a dvd there is only black space within Windows Media Player. As a test I played a dvd on the primary monitor, works fine, then dragged the window such that half the window was on my primary screen (running the dvd just fine), and the other half was on my secondary screen ... with black space.
    Using a Toshiba Satellite PC, with GeForce 4 440
    Googled and found one person having same problem and the recommended fix was:
    Right Click on desktop>Properties>Settings>Advanced
    then click on the GeForce tab and a pull-out window should appear - it didn't. In that case the fix said to go to overlay controls tab, but mine was all grayed out and unable to make any adjustments - they recommended disable zoom options.
    All this is rather exasperating and beyond my level of experience.
    Hope to hear from someone who can walk me through this.
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