WinXP: Video plays on second monitor - I hate this!

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by This old Bob, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. This old Bob

    This old Bob Guest

    I have a two-screen setup for XP and whenever I play video on with WMP or
    the DivX player the video also plays in full-screen mode on the second
    monitor. I hate that! Is there a way to only have it play in the player
    This old Bob, Jan 30, 2006
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  2. This old Bob

    RS Guest

    That will likely have to do with the dual screen setup and not with WMP
    or Divx. You will want to dig into the config for your dual screen and
    see if you can ferret out the settings that are doing that.
    RS, Jan 30, 2006
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  3. It sounds like your monitors are on a dual head but running as two distinct
    desktops. When you set up the second monitor you should tell the software to
    extend the desktop to include that monitor. Not knowing which card you have
    leaves me in the blind. There is a program called HydraVision for making all
    this a little easier.

    Also, if your card is an ATI you may have selected this function by accident
    in Catalyst Contor Panel.
    Larry Johnson, Jan 30, 2006
  4. You didn't tell us what video card you are using, so we can
    only speculate. The most likely cause of your symptom are
    the settings of the video drivers. I'd bet that if you investigate
    ALL the menus and sub-menus and setup screens, you would
    find a setting that turns off the function you are seeing.
    Richard Crowley, Jan 30, 2006
  5. This old Bob

    This old Bob Guest

    Yes, we are running on extended desktop. It happens with any PC with
    extended desktop. Try it sometime.
    This old Bob, Jan 31, 2006
  6. This old Bob

    RS Guest

    My trusty Matrox G450 dual has this setting where it will display any
    video played on the second monitor at full size. Its an obscure little
    setting that can be turned on and off.

    Perhaps you have something similar.
    RS, Jan 31, 2006
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