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Old 03-29-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Windows dualhead fullscreen video help PLEASE!

OK, maybe I shouldnt even start this here, but I trust you people so much, and I havent found a solution ANYWHERE on the web. So please read through to the end:

Today I tried to setup a dualhead (2 monitors) on my nv6600GT 128mb AGP today. A horizontally spanned desktop to be precise (2560x1024). All was fine. Only thing that bothers me is that all my media players showed all the movies and videos only on one half (one monitor). No matter if I dragged them over, or in fullscreen. Heres what puzzles me: When I ran only PowerDVD (or any other player) it was active only on 1 monitor at a time. BUT, when I opened a video in i.e WMP Classic (whatever video, or whatever other media player) 1st, left it open and paused, and THEN opened PowerDVD to play a movie it spanned across the two screens windowed AND fullscreen. Only thing is I had to leave the 1st player open (which did not span across the two screens). So whenever I wanted a player to span across the two screens I had to open another first and leave it open...

Now I KNOW this is, but when I definitely invest into such a setup I would expect to do such things on windows AND linux. So im kinda interested if the video span thing is possible with Linux as well (and how of course!) and if someone could explain what is going on in windows with leaving that 1st player open to get the 2nd display to show the rest of the picture (I got some hint that it has something to do with the way nVidia makes drivers/chips and that it could be cheated to think its just one huge desktop with some kind overlay thing.) Now I cant think of doing such thing on Linux where there is said even nVidia does not have ´perfect´ drivers.

So to conclude my question: How can I watch DVDs in fullscreen stretched across both monitors in windows (without having to open some video beforehand or use $$$ third party ´overlay´ apps) and how can this be achieved on a SUSE 10.3 box (or Fedora 8) ? (My distros of choice)

Thank you very much for any assistance.
Old 04-01-2008, 07:14 PM   #2
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Oh, cool! Thanks for reply... ! All excited!


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