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    Default Dual monitors and video capture

    Hi,

    A problem I have been trying to sort out for the past 24 hours with no luck.

    I have vivo leadtek 5900 card and two identical monitors I can get video capture to display on one monitor but not across both of them. I have fiddled with different settings and still have the same problem.

    It is the same for DVDs I can get DVDs to display across both of them in media player, but I cant display across both in PowerDVD - I want the better image quality.

    I have

    latest detonator drivers
    dx9 not sure if its the latest version got it off the maxpayne 2 cd
    software installed from video card package - cant seem to find updated versions on net

    Would appreiciate if someone could help/reccomend software or something..

    Cheers,
    Ed

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    Default Re: Dual monitors and video capture

    I take it you're using the Nvidia drivers??

    The latest version is 71.89 from http://www.nvidia.com

    If u are, click on the desktop/properties/settings/advanced/name of card/
    full screen video. Select secondary device. This will let u view the same thing on both or whatever on the secondary monitor and something else on the main monitor.

    Type dxdiag in start/run. The latest version of directx is 9.0c. If u haven't got the latest version, they'll be on the Microsoft site.

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    Cool Re: Dual monitors and video capture

    all drivers updated now

    i have adjusted settings in nview and all i have been able to achieve is

    dvd displays full picture in both monitors
    dvd displays full picture in one monitor and half picture in the other

    But what i was after was half screen on each side (wide screen).

    As for dualmon it appears to make no difference whatsoever.

    Any other thoughts?



    Cheer,
    Ed

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    Default Re: Dual monitors and video capture

    The only way you'll get widescreen is if the program for playing DVD has the 16:9 option in its options.

    Does powerdvd have 16:9 in its options?

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    Default Re: Dual monitors and video capture

    i formated and started from scratch.

    now have all new drivers

    but using windvd it does have 16:9 ratio makes no difference though

    Which monitor setting should I choose?

    clone
    horizontal span
    or dual display

    then theres video overlay and full screen options any ideas on them?

    and then there is ultramon which dosent seem to make it easier....

    I got the day to try n figure it out
    also hoping to watch some kool movies on it, lotr and collateral

    hope to solve it soon thanks for helping

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    Default Re: Dual monitors and video capture

    Choosing clone, or dual display I dont think this will give u widescreen.

    These options are only for the display on either monitor.

    Fullscreen/sec display will show whatever is on the pc monitor, on the TV. (But u can do whatever on the PC, and show a different display (from whats on the TV).

    Dual display will most probably show the same screen on both the monitor and TV.

    I dont think video overlay does anything useful.

    Are the movies widescreen??

    Nah ultramon does basically the same as the Nvidia drivers but Ultramon isnt free.

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