Microsoft Video Screensaver PowerToy

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I am running a dual monitor setup. MOST of my screen
savers work properly on both monitors, and a few only work
on one monitor. The Screensaver PowerToy doesn't work
hardly at all though. It only displays 1/2 of the video I
pick for it to play on one of the monitors. The other
monitor is pure black. The only way for the video to
display properly is to disable either of my monitors.
I would like to know if it is possible to display it on
only one monitor and have the other one either turn black
or do nothing (I can just turn it off then).
Another, and my personal favorite possibility, would be to
have the video playing twice, one on each monitor, with the
videos playing at the EXACT same time and the sound not
being echoed because of the 2 displays.
The final, and least preferable possibility would be to
have the video span across both monitors.
 

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I too am having this problem and would like to have
something done with it. I hate having to disable one of my
monitors every time I want to have a video screensaver.
>-----Original Message-----
>I am running a dual monitor setup. MOST of my screen
>savers work properly on both monitors, and a few only work
>on one monitor. The Screensaver PowerToy doesn't work
>hardly at all though. It only displays 1/2 of the video I
>pick for it to play on one of the monitors. The other
>monitor is pure black. The only way for the video to
>display properly is to disable either of my monitors.
>I would like to know if it is possible to display it on
>only one monitor and have the other one either turn black
>or do nothing (I can just turn it off then).
>Another, and my personal favorite possibility, would be to
>have the video playing twice, one on each monitor, with the
>videos playing at the EXACT same time and the sound not
>being echoed because of the 2 displays.
>The final, and least preferable possibility would be to
>have the video span across both monitors.
>.
>
 
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Depending on what sort of file it is, cheaper graphics cards do not suport
video overlay on two monitors at the same time, so purchasing a card that
does from the upper end of the market would probably solve this problem.

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Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com
"Mark" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ac601c4af6e$51fe2510$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I too am having this problem and would like to have
> something done with it. I hate having to disable one of my
> monitors every time I want to have a video screensaver.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I am running a dual monitor setup. MOST of my screen
> >savers work properly on both monitors, and a few only work
> >on one monitor. The Screensaver PowerToy doesn't work
> >hardly at all though. It only displays 1/2 of the video I
> >pick for it to play on one of the monitors. The other
> >monitor is pure black. The only way for the video to
> >display properly is to disable either of my monitors.
> >I would like to know if it is possible to display it on
> >only one monitor and have the other one either turn black
> >or do nothing (I can just turn it off then).
> >Another, and my personal favorite possibility, would be to
> >have the video playing twice, one on each monitor, with the
> >videos playing at the EXACT same time and the sound not
> >being echoed because of the 2 displays.
> >The final, and least preferable possibility would be to
> >have the video span across both monitors.
> >.
> >
 
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I'm running off a NVidia GForce4 4600ti. Only one monitor
is digital, and it's running on that one. It doesn't run
on the primary monitor, or the one with the taskbar (I
changed these with my NView Desktop Manager). If my card
won't play these videos right, then what should I look for
when I'm buying a new one?
>-----Original Message-----
>Depending on what sort of file it is, cheaper graphics
cards do not suport
>video overlay on two monitors at the same time, so
purchasing a card that
>does from the upper end of the market would probably solve
this problem.
>
>--
>Graham Hughes
>MVP Digital Media
>www.dvds2treasure.com
>www.simplydv.com
>"Mark" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:1ac601c4af6e$51fe2510$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> I too am having this problem and would like to have
>> something done with it. I hate having to disable one of my
>> monitors every time I want to have a video screensaver.
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >I am running a dual monitor setup. MOST of my screen
>> >savers work properly on both monitors, and a few only work
>> >on one monitor. The Screensaver PowerToy doesn't work
>> >hardly at all though. It only displays 1/2 of the video I
>> >pick for it to play on one of the monitors. The other
>> >monitor is pure black. The only way for the video to
>> >display properly is to disable either of my monitors.
>> >I would like to know if it is possible to display it on
>> >only one monitor and have the other one either turn black
>> >or do nothing (I can just turn it off then).
>> >Another, and my personal favorite possibility, would be to
>> >have the video playing twice, one on each monitor, with the
>> >videos playing at the EXACT same time and the sound not
>> >being echoed because of the 2 displays.
>> >The final, and least preferable possibility would be to
>> >have the video span across both monitors.
>> >.
>> >
>
>
>.
>
 
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Little confused with your last post.
You have one digital monitor and one analogue one,
Which is the primary monitor?
What videos play on which monitor?
Do you have WMP 10 as there are known problems with video screensaver and
this?

Graham

--
Graham Hughes
MVP Digital Media
www.dvds2treasure.com
www.simplydv.com
"Giant_Squid" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:023f01c4b279$c760bfd0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> I'm running off a NVidia GForce4 4600ti. Only one monitor
> is digital, and it's running on that one. It doesn't run
> on the primary monitor, or the one with the taskbar (I
> changed these with my NView Desktop Manager). If my card
> won't play these videos right, then what should I look for
> when I'm buying a new one?
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Depending on what sort of file it is, cheaper graphics
> cards do not suport
> >video overlay on two monitors at the same time, so
> purchasing a card that
> >does from the upper end of the market would probably solve
> this problem.
> >
> >--
> >Graham Hughes
> >MVP Digital Media
> >www.dvds2treasure.com
> >www.simplydv.com
> >"Mark" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >news:1ac601c4af6e$51fe2510$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I too am having this problem and would like to have
> >> something done with it. I hate having to disable one of my
> >> monitors every time I want to have a video screensaver.
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >I am running a dual monitor setup. MOST of my screen
> >> >savers work properly on both monitors, and a few only work
> >> >on one monitor. The Screensaver PowerToy doesn't work
> >> >hardly at all though. It only displays 1/2 of the video I
> >> >pick for it to play on one of the monitors. The other
> >> >monitor is pure black. The only way for the video to
> >> >display properly is to disable either of my monitors.
> >> >I would like to know if it is possible to display it on
> >> >only one monitor and have the other one either turn black
> >> >or do nothing (I can just turn it off then).
> >> >Another, and my personal favorite possibility, would be to
> >> >have the video playing twice, one on each monitor, with the
> >> >videos playing at the EXACT same time and the sound not
> >> >being echoed because of the 2 displays.
> >> >The final, and least preferable possibility would be to
> >> >have the video span across both monitors.
> >> >.
> >> >
> >
> >
> >.
> >