Originally Posted by Linux31
I'm running CentOS 5.0 and an AMD64 3800+ dual core and Asus MB with an Nvidia graphics card (that has an S-video out). I also have Xine showing movies and Mplayer sort of. CentOS allows for the Nvidia dual head setup of two simultaneous monitors. I do not have a video capture card in this machine.
Can anyone recommend how I would send things to the analog TV? Is there a movie player that would do it? Would that be something like MythTV or MythDora?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
if i understand your question correctly - all you need to do is link the SVideo to your TV.
I say "all you need to do", but configuring the xorg.conf file for TV can be tricky. you will need the following in the "screen" section for your 2nd display:
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "TV"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B" # this will obviously be your TV region code
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
without them your TV will be in B/W
The rest of the settings can be done via 'nVidia's x server setting' program.
if you have your system set up with 2 XScreens (as i do) then you won't be able to drag windows from one screen to another in the convention way. However you can still run Xine on your monitor and get it to output to your TV.
Open up the settings in Xine - in the GUI tab (some way down) there is the option "Name of video display" - in there enter the following without quotation marks: ":0.1" - this will be your 2nd screen (or screen 1 counting up from zero).
(The Xine display option may only be viewable in the "master of the universe" experience level - sorry, but i don't know xine's config files so hope you find it via the gui)
there is one bug on my system where full screen videos operate at the resolution that XScreen 0 is running at - i've not found a fix for this yet (might just be my PC) but dropping your main resolution to the same as the TVs will fix that - however it's only a minor inconvenience if you're only play the odd video via the TV
i hope this is all of some help