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Windows 7: Play game and video at the same time

26 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Play game and video at the same time


Using dual monitors. Trying to find out how to configure how to play a game and watch video at the same time. Using VLC player for the video. Tried playing a game, and the video freezes but the audio is still playing. Need help on how to do this.

Did try looking for posts in forums, but most says to have a better pc, and my specs would have a big difference over those that I have come across.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit

did u try running it without video being fullscreen?

must be your settings mate.

i've just played a game and played a video on my dual's fine

win 7 ultimate x64 N
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
VLC media player
fallout 3 NV
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26 Apr 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

What is the resolution of the video? Depending on the video card and type video you are trying to play, you may need a better vid card??!!?? With a GTS 250 that may be the case. You wont be able to play game on high settings and play a hd movie with that card. Wont do it,.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Finally got it to work. Changed video settings of VLC media player to OpenGL output. Able to play movie and game at fullscreen.
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