Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: dual video zones help

  1. #1
    Maximum Bitrate neon_eddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Ham Lake, MN
    Posts
    598

    dual video zones help

    ok.. I searched for 30 min or or so and got a few answers .. but I would like some opions.

    I bought a 5" composite LCD from BestBuy tonight (open box $90), to be used as DVD and maybe display navigation info.

    I'm hoping to use the "dvd overlay" function to pull the video fullscreen to the composite one, yes I have a dual head graphics card.

    \what front ends if any support playing a video and music and or doing something else at the same time.

    is there a way to do it with frodo.

    and I have my flame suit on for my lameness.

    on a side note: we should compile a "wiki" style encylopedia on carpc how-to , and faqs, yes forums are great, but we have so MUCH info on here now it's hard to weed out the junk.
    Shawn



    Check out my web company Minneapolis Web Designer | MODx Web Design - Himmelberger Design


  2. #2
    Maximum Bitrate MaleBuffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    489
    Be more specific! What exactle is doing something else?

    P.S. Define junk?

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate fromplanetbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    438
    Windows uses an overlay for most video displays. Check your video card setup, you can set the overlay to display on a second monitor. I do this on my system with the overlay set up to my 17" monitor on the side, I can play a movie or watch tv and it will show the movie on the second screen.

    Try it, look in your advanced video card setup and check out the overlay section.

  4. #4
    Maximum Bitrate MaleBuffy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    489
    If you got an video card that supports it of course!

  5. #5
    Variable Bitrate rickster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    298
    AIMEE will be supporting dual monitors when it is released. There are no release dates though.

  6. #6
    Maximum Bitrate neon_eddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Ham Lake, MN
    Posts
    598
    something else: GPS or anything.

    I like centrafuse, is ther any front end that supports, 2 sound cards, and playing a video and mp3 .. so as to play and mp3 and video.. using overlay for the rear.. and still having navigation on the front, and playing music..
    Shawn



    Check out my web company Minneapolis Web Designer | MODx Web Design - Himmelberger Design


  7. #7
    FLAC Jahntassa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Conyers, GA
    Posts
    1,417
    A lot of it depends on your video card. Many of them only support overlay for one output. You might see if the card's software has 'hotkey' support, so you could change modes from 'Overlay out' to 'Clone screens'. If you clone the screens, what you see up front would show up there..

    Can't answer about the front end though..

  8. #8
    Raw Wave RoyN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Posts
    3,534
    it wouldnt actually be difficult to make this in the frontend.... it would just required say support for Video and GPS on the same skin... then instead of having a 800x480 skin, you would have a 1600x480 skin, 2 desktops, and just put the stuff for the rear-view monitors on the second half, and the normal stuff on the first half...

  9. #9
    Variable Bitrate rickster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Essex, UK
    Posts
    298
    I though of that idea aswell. There is a skin for meedio that will allow you to do that. I believe this will only work for the Video as DVD is encrypted, and will allow you to go through one device only. When I tested this with meedio, I could only get sound out of the tv, no movie. Maybe I missed some setting somewhere. Might try again

  10. #10
    Maximum Bitrate neon_eddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Ham Lake, MN
    Posts
    598
    interesting the skin idea..

    for now I think I'll just clone and deal with it..
    Shawn



    Check out my web company Minneapolis Web Designer | MODx Web Design - Himmelberger Design


Similar Threads

  1. Successful Dual Video outs
    By lostreception in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 04:44 AM
  2. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-11-2005, 12:39 AM
  3. Which dual display video card? Ps1 gurus
    By Tred in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-09-2005, 11:53 PM
  4. Dual Video Displayed
    By li_runer in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2004, 03:57 PM
  5. Dual monitor video card.
    By Three13 in forum Newbie
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-16-2004, 04:45 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •