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Windows 7: Win 7 Ultimate second monitor no video

03 Mar 2010   #11
MusicUCanSee

windos 7 ultimate
 
 

exactly
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I can use either as primary and get video on either, not both
Let me clarify, if you choose one of your monitors as primary, then the second will show some wallpaper, you can move your WMP there, but in that case it won't play any video? But if you call that second one primary it will?

What happens if you place your WMP in between, i.e. part of it on the primary and part on the secondary monitor? Will it play something, or nothing, or you will see part of your video (presumably on the primary monitor)?

I mean, I have two monitors, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I can play videos on either of them, or both at the same time for that matter. I can move a WMP window between monitors while a video is playing. In other words - I've never heard of such problem, thus I assume it's not a Windows 7 bug per se. That's why I'm asking all these questions, don't get me wrong.



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03 Mar 2010   #12
MusicUCanSee

windos 7 ultimate
 
 

if i drag the vid to my secondary monitor it stops moving and displays a still image from the vid
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exactly
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MusicUCanSee View Post
I can use either as primary and get video on either, not both
Let me clarify, if you choose one of your monitors as primary, then the second will show some wallpaper, you can move your WMP there, but in that case it won't play any video? But if you call that second one primary it will?

What happens if you place your WMP in between, i.e. part of it on the primary and part on the secondary monitor? Will it play something, or nothing, or you will see part of your video (presumably on the primary monitor)?

I mean, I have two monitors, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I can play videos on either of them, or both at the same time for that matter. I can move a WMP window between monitors while a video is playing. In other words - I've never heard of such problem, thus I assume it's not a Windows 7 bug per se. That's why I'm asking all these questions, don't get me wrong.
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03 Mar 2010   #13
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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lg w2042 x2 vga connect
Your specs show NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT. Is that the card you are using? It's listed as having two DVI connectors. How exactly do you connect it through vga?
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03 Mar 2010   #14
MusicUCanSee

windos 7 ultimate
 
 

are you sure you can do both at the same time? if i open a browser in my secondary monitor i can watch streaming vid (youtube) but when i open adobe and use full screen mode, whatever vid is displayed on the secondary monitor doesnt move
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MusicUCanSee View Post
if i drag the vid to my secondary monitor it stops moving and displays a still image from the vid
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MusicUCanSee View Post
exactly
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post

Let me clarify, if you choose one of your monitors as primary, then the second will show some wallpaper, you can move your WMP there, but in that case it won't play any video? But if you call that second one primary it will?

What happens if you place your WMP in between, i.e. part of it on the primary and part on the secondary monitor? Will it play something, or nothing, or you will see part of your video (presumably on the primary monitor)?

I mean, I have two monitors, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I can play videos on either of them, or both at the same time for that matter. I can move a WMP window between monitors while a video is playing. In other words - I've never heard of such problem, thus I assume it's not a Windows 7 bug per se. That's why I'm asking all these questions, don't get me wrong.
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03 Mar 2010   #15
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Check your 2nd monitors refresh rate. I had the same problem when I first hooked up my second monitor. I changed the refresh rate on secnond and all is working.

To change the refresh rate open up control panel, then hardware and sound, then display, in display screen select display 2, then look in the left pane for "change display settings" click that and then click advance settings. In the advance settings click on monitor, then in monitors settings change the refresh rate from one of the options listed, then apply and then ok.
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03 Mar 2010   #16
MusicUCanSee

windos 7 ultimate
 
 

my bad, it does use dvi connects

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MusicUCanSee View Post
lg w2042 x2 vga connect
Your specs show NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT. Is that the card you are using? It's listed as having two DVI connectors. How exactly do you connect it through vga?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Mar 2010   #17
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

OK, I think I found an answer for you, look for it on this thread on the NVIDIA site, something specific to the video card settings.
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03 Mar 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I have 3 monitors running and I can play on any or all three. 2 26"s and a 47"

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03 Mar 2010   #19
MusicUCanSee

windos 7 ultimate
 
 

when i drop down refresh rate the only option is 60hz
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Check your 2nd monitors refresh rate. I had the same problem when I first hooked up my second monitor. I changed the refresh rate on secnond and all is working.

To change the refresh rate open up control panel, then hardware and sound, then display, in display screen select display 2, then look in the left pane for "change display settings" click that and then click advance settings. In the advance settings click on monitor, then in monitors settings change the refresh rate from one of the options listed, then apply and then ok.
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03 Mar 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
OK, I think I found an answer for you, look for it on this thread on the NVIDIA site, something specific to the video card settings.

That looks like an article about XP and it's 2 years old.
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