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Second Monitor Video issues

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
May 24, 2004 8:51:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

I have the dual monitors set up, but when i want to play a
game on the primary and watch a video on the secondary, the
video goes black. I know it is playing because it still
has sound, the video is black. I can see windows media
player buttons, but no video. When i leave the game it
comes back. It will even show up if i alt-tab. Is this
just a problem with windows, where this is an impossible
thing to do, or is there a setting wrong. E-mail me with
any ideas.

thanks

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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
May 25, 2004 12:44:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

Overlay is often only possible on two monitors at the same time using very
expensive graphics cards and is a limitation of the card rather than
windows.
Graham

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Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.simplydv.co.uk

"Vykiod" <jonjonrocks@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have the dual monitors set up, but when i want to play a
> game on the primary and watch a video on the secondary, the
> video goes black. I know it is playing because it still
> has sound, the video is black. I can see windows media
> player buttons, but no video. When i leave the game it
> comes back. It will even show up if i alt-tab. Is this
> just a problem with windows, where this is an impossible
> thing to do, or is there a setting wrong. E-mail me with
> any ideas.
>
> thanks
!