ATI theater mode not working

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  1. Posts : 51
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    I've already tried this every which way. MPC and MPC-Home Cinema, neither work. And I've tried every driver available for my vid card. Thanks for the reply though.
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  2. Posts : 25
    Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    So, you tried Overlay Mixer, didn't you? And which Catalyst(s)? If you need to download old ones, you can find them at this page.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    Theatre mode working but not like XP

    I am currently using theatre mode with Windows 7 and my ATI video card.

    The way I am doing it is with VLC player with the video output selected as "directx out" then make sure wallpaper overlay is on.

    Also make sure CCC is set for theatre mode.

    The background will be the movie on both monitors however the secondary monitor will have only the video.( not the icons or taskbar)

    Also, this process does not work with Windows Aero so when you run a file Aero will automatically disable itself until the program is closed then re-enable itself.
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  4. Posts : 25
    Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    Thank you for posting your solution. You registered to sevenforums for this post, I see!

    However, this is not truly a "theater mode", but wallpaper overlay, as you say.
    Your solution is interesting, but is not totally fine for me because I want to use a single monitor, so that my mouse cannot go away from the screen, for example. This is achieved when selecting "Clone mode".

    I'm still wondering, however I really appreciate your help.
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Just for clarification my TV is in the other room and connects through 50' HDMI cable to my computer in the other room. I am using one monitor for my desktop and cloning it for my larger display.
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  6. Posts : 3
    windows 7

    I am new to the forums but found information very useful on this site.

    jgraham11 thank you for your information, it was exactly what i needed to have theater mode work on my TV in the other room. Only thing different, which i like is when i set VLC (which i have used all the time anyway) to directx output and set to wall paper, is that both displays play the video on the wall paper. I have a ati xfx 4870 card if that makes a difference.

    This was the only downfall for me moving to windows 7 from windows xp, but now it is fixed. thanks again.

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  7. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium


    What guage of wire is the cable

    It should be at least 3/4" in diameter and fully shielded.
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  8. Posts : 25
    Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    @ reghakr
    Uhm... Are you sure you've read what jgraham11 said? He has no problems, so why bother about gauge of wire?
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  9. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium


    I don't really think that as called for as a thicker guage wire will provide better video quality.
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  10. Posts : 25
    Windows XP 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    Please, let me repeat again: he has NO PROBLEMS. So why bothering about his wire?

    It must be me, but - once again - I cannot understand what\why you say.
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