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    That I like

    Thanks I hadn't seen this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30
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    Thats a great setup, but I dont think it will work for you.
    Does the same thing show on both the front and the back screens? If so, then it wont work. I have a video card that has both the vga output and the rca output and all it does is show the same screen on both outputs.
    You can't do windows extended desktop with a single video card unfortunately. You will need to get a second card to get it to work. This is the only way it is possible with windows because it doesnt support anything else and Windows XP is the only thing that can do the extended desktop. The extended desktop basically means that the resolution shared between the 2 video cards is 1600 x 600. So in my programming when the user hits the split screen button then it tells the module to move the left position setting from 0 to 800. It will show in the 2nd portion of the screen which is displayed on the 2nd monitor. I hope this doesnt dissappoint you, but there was no other way to do this because windows supports nothing else. In fact you can do several different video cards and displays in Windows XP. Where I work, we have a department that uses 3 separate monitors all using extended desktop because their programs they use requires it.

    The best way to do this is to use the onboard card and then add a pci video card. Or if there is no onboard but an AGP slot, then use an agp card and a pci card. The built in AGP video and the AGP slot are technically one and the same, so if you just put an AGP card in its slot, it wont work. All it will do is disable the onboard video and transfer control to the AGP slot video card. A PCI video card is the key. Some computers wont support multiple cards at all. It sometimes requires buying 2 PCI video cards and then totally dissabling the onboard. Sometimes it requires a bios update, this is somewhat rare however.
    I hope this helps everyone understand how this will work and the requirements better.

    Here is a diagram that might explain things better.
    My board (LV671) wont support onboard and a PCI VGA for dual display, I have to get a PCI Dual VGA card, but I have issues fitting them.
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    New Release - Additional Features

    I have released a new version for download from my site. This new version has several new features and some minor bug fixes.

    New Features:
    -> Ability to set Mobile Impact as the Shell, so no windows components show.
    -> Option to change the Audio/Video display so that it shows only the song title or the user can set it to rotate through the Artist, Song Title, Album, Bitrate, and Genre.
    -> Ability to set Mobile Impact to show the visualization or the video screen to full size or limit it to only show in the mini bar mode.

    Bug Fixes:
    -> Runtime 13 when not playing any audio files-> fixed
    -> Cant navigate to root of drive letters in My Computer in playlist module when opened from the main menu.
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    hi readdeath, think about native DVD code instead of MPC, and tabbed browsing support. meaning I wish the frontent interface elements can be selectable by tabbed through them with arrows keys of keyboard and/or remote and selectable with some other key (Enter? )
    This would take away "touchscreen-only frontend" badge from Mobile Imapct

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    Quote Originally Posted by LagunaICE
    hi readdeath, think about native DVD code instead of MPC, and tabbed browsing support. meaning I wish the frontent interface elements can be selectable by tabbed through them with arrows keys of keyboard and/or remote and selectable with some other key (Enter? )
    This would take away "touchscreen-only frontend" badge from Mobile Imapct
    Good suggestion, however early versions of MI had a native DVD player built in using the windows media player component. However I discovered a small problem. Windows Media Player doesnt have the capability of decoding the original DVD copyright/region information. Even with the other codecs installed from 3rd party apps, it still cant play them correctly, so I had to scrap the whole module and build the current one around the only decent Free DVD player that I could find. You probably know this already but Media Player Classic has the ability to have keys programmed to do certain functions. It actually has about 30 or 40 functions already programmed in. Open MPC on its own and go into View, then Options, then once in the options, click on the Keys section to show and set them. MI does have some keyboard commands, but they only control the Audio/Video module and also switch menus a bit.
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    Just uploaded a new version to the site. This version fixes the 8081 error -> this operation only valid when port is open, bug. This was due to the XM module looking for the port and the xmdirect unit, if its not present or the xm module has not been opened yet then the error occurs. This is now fixed and is available for download from the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickCarl
    What about use foks that have miniITX systems? I have mine in a Castronic c134.. no internal expansion cards
    I know this is old but i try to do my research before posting via has a newer vga drivers when you download them it has 3 different vga driver files in the zip. One will let the tv out mirror the display. The second will let the tv-out be used as a extended desktop. the third well i think was a installer. I installed hen rebooted and was like wow. unfortunately still no support for holy grail native resolution. In other words I use my m10k with Mi 3.XX i turn on the dvd module hit splitscreen and it shows up on the tv-output. the main monitor goes black and I hit home and bring my gps up on main monitor the drivers are cle266-16-94-44-11.zip and i got there though this link http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...0&SubCatID=101 the drivers are dated september 15 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeath30
    The next version will only be able to play the DVD movie on a single screen at a time. The program will require Windows XP with a 2nd video card with your rear monitors connected to it. There will be a split screen button that you will press and it will move the playing DVD to the 2nd screen and it will dissappear from the first screen. Then the main menu will show on the 1st screen. If the GPS was started then the GPS module will show. I have been having a really difficult time trying to get the Game Emulators to run on the 2nd screen, but the NES and SEGA emulators run extremely poorly, so poorly that it reduces the SEGA emulator from 60 frames per second down to about 6 to 8 which makes it totally unplayable. The NES emulator wont even display the game. It either shows a frozen screen or a black screen. I had to make some minor display setting changes to get the N64 to run. The SNES and the GBA emulators run unaffected. So what do you think? should I just make the emulator run in split screen mode anyway? or should I leave it alone? Please let me know. Thanks.
    You have a great frontend i have i think the newest version from your site. The game emulator module. Just wondering if you are going to pursue enhancing that. I had i guidance on the main display and the boycott advance running on the tv-out display at the same time but it was a tedious process. I had to open boycott advance with Mi closed. drag it over to the tv-out display and then close it. Then open Mi up and select the apps module, browse for boycott advance which then opened up automactically where i had opened it last on the second display then click the gps module. I played a full game with frames just over 45fps. My specs via epia m10k 256mb. no sp2 in fact i need to fix that i have no usb2.0 support and minimal updates . Also i read the instructions and i must have missed the option for setting as a shell oh well i will keep seaching. But a special version that has split screen for game emulator like a limited edition would help. Oh well Nice Program. I only wish i could do something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigwhyrito
    You have a great frontend i have i think the newest version from your site. The game emulator module. Just wondering if you are going to pursue enhancing that. I had i guidance on the main display and the boycott advance running on the tv-out display at the same time but it was a tedious process. I had to open boycott advance with Mi closed. drag it over to the tv-out display and then close it. Then open Mi up and select the apps module, browse for boycott advance which then opened up automactically where i had opened it last on the second display then click the gps module. I played a full game with frames just over 45fps. My specs via epia m10k 256mb. no sp2 in fact i need to fix that i have no usb2.0 support and minimal updates . Also i read the instructions and i must have missed the option for setting as a shell oh well i will keep seaching. But a special version that has split screen for game emulator like a limited edition would help. Oh well Nice Program. I only wish i could do something like this.
    I completely agree with you that a split screen for the emulator would be excellent. Dads in the front using the GPS and the kids are in the back playing games... sounds perfect right? However through programming it for split screen I found that the N64 emulator and the NES emulators ran incredibly badly or not at all once on the 2nd screen. In fact the NES emulator wouldnt even display the game. I tweeked the settings and tried everything that I could think of; but nothing worked or helped. I have also considered just about every emulator out there and the ones that I chose are the only ones that work with my code and that work well. Sorry. I may make it so that when in split screen mode it wont allow the problem emulators to run with an error message that comes up or something. I will consider it in my next release. Thanks.
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