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    ok here is what i am wanting to do run one screen in the front with a frontend on it while being able to run video on the rear screen however ii can make this work i can't seam to find a way to get the on screen controls for the video to display on the rear screen

  • #2
    Depending on what card and what your using to control the multi screens such as Nvidia's multi screen program you can pin certain windows to the screen of your choice. I know my ATI 9600xt doesnt have this program. But you could probaly find a free one on google.
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    • #3
      tryed that but i couldn't make the video full screen with it on the second monitor

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      • #4
        On my GeForce5200, here is what I did:
        Select "Full screen video" option in the Nvidia desktop options. Select "Auto" for which monitor to show video on.
        Now, you need to use a different player for the video that will show on the back, can't use your frontend. I use Divx player and it works perfectly for this. Open the player, select the video that you want shown on the back screens, then minimize the player. Now you can open your frontend and use it. If all goes like it should (and it works with my setup), then you should be showing the movie on the back monitors, and your own stuff up front. Hope this helps.
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        • #5
          ok that gets me the video but how could i get the video controls to display on the second screen

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          • #6
            Do you mean from your frontend? If so and im not mistaken you cant by using the method that edrex told you. By using his method you are effectively using two different screens with two different media players. For you to use one frontend you could either A) Run two seperate frontends at once or B) Find one that supports multiple screens or get one of the developers to support multiple screens.

            If you are using winamp on the second screens just use the controls from that. BTW what are you using for the second media player?
            Osiris Networx

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            • #7
              no i want the front end on the front screen and the fullscreen dvd and the controls from the dvd program n the back screen

              oh i use power DVD

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              • #8
                This will be one of the features in AIMEE


                Garry
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yonu
                  no i want the front end on the front screen and the fullscreen dvd and the controls from the dvd program n the back screen

                  oh i use power DVD
                  Then most likely if your using a multi screen setup then the mouse will be able to "slide" to the second screen. But im going to assume your using a touch screen and this isnt a viable option. You could possibly use something like a hacked game controller for the controller or the Griffin Powermate. Do you use a keyboard. You could possiblly create global keyboard or numpad shortcuts. Dont know what frontend yoour using but many of them have ways to launch external apps. Possibly you could make it so that Power DVD is the extarnal app then you could switch to and from it on the front screen for control reasons.
                  Osiris Networx

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Confused
                    This will be one of the features in AIMEE


                    Garry
                    Hey confused is AIMEE still being supported? This is one of the reasons that I never checked it out because i was under the impression that it was dated.
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                    • #11
                      i will be using a wireless mouse on the rear screen more then likly i am still in the designeind and testing phase ATM and a steering wheel remote to control the frontend(frodoplayer) unless when AIMEE is done i like the look of it and may change then

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                      • #12
                        ok here is another question for anyone that uses a radeon 7500series one how do you only output video to the second display and to does your full screen video look very jagged on a VGA monitor

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Osiris
                          Hey confused is AIMEE still being supported? This is one of the reasons that I never checked it out because i was under the impression that it was dated.
                          AIMEE is still being worked on very actively! Things are coming along pretty well!


                          I really must keep the website updated, but I've been busy coding lol


                          Garry
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                          • #14
                            Thats good to hear. I am definetly going to keep my eye open for this one.
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                            • #15
                              ok so does anyone know how to only output the video to the second screen on a ATI radeon 7500?

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