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Why can't I play video on the TV and work on the main monitor?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by saobang, Sep 24, 2007.

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  1. saobang

    saobang Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2007

    I just got a new PC w/ Vista Home Edition 32-bit and a NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT (w/ S-Video out). The multimedia player that I am using to play video is the free SMPlayer (MPlayer) since it has all of the required codecs.

    The intention is to play the karaoke on the TV (in full screen) while working on the main monitor such as updating the playlist in real time and keep the karaoke program running non-stop.

    Using the dual-display mode, I could display and drag the video karaoke to the TV. However, the screen on the TV is just ... blank. I could display the video on the TV only by using the "clone" mode (both monitors display the same thing) and set the video output from SMPlayer to "directx:noacel". However, this is causing another issue. That is both video and audio being "dragged down" so bad whenever I click to open and drop-down menu, for ex. to select diff. audio track. I can not use the "directx" option since it will display the video on the PC monitor only.

    Can one of you please help !


  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
    Hiya and welcome, saobang

    I've moved you into your own thread, as its easier to work on one problem at a time :)

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