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ASUS 9600XT video overlay issue

Discussion in 'ATI' started by wm, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. wm

    wm Guest

    I have my drivers set so that the video overlay automatically goes to
    full screen on my TV. The TV is always connected and the vid card is
    always in clone mode. For some reason, .mov files do not automatically
    fill the TV screen when played as they should. How do I set it so they do?

    I'm using the latest Omega drivers (I forgot the version number).

    wm, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. wm

    First of One Guest

    Don't want to insult your intelligence, but have you tried going into

    Control Panel -> Multimedia -> Video Tab and selecting the "Full Screen"
    First of One, Jun 18, 2004
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  3. wm

    wm Guest

    The "Multimedia" control panel does not exist.

    wm, Jun 18, 2004
  4. wm

    Vellu Guest

    Perhaps your Quicktime settings are wrong (not using video-overlay). Go to
    Control Panel -> Quicktime -> Video settings and check that all four
    settings are enabled, especially "Enable Direct Draw On Secondary Monitors".
    Vellu, Jun 18, 2004
  5. wm

    wm Guest

    All those options are checked....and I guess I should have mentioned
    that the problem is not program specific. It is present when playing
    ..mov files in Realplayer, whereas other file types do full screen in
    realplayer. I have verified that it works with avi and wmv. I don't
    have any rm files with which to test it...and I'm kinda lazy.

    wm, Jun 18, 2004
  6. wm

    Vellu Guest

    Tested it myself.

    MOV files do not play fullscreen on my TV either (regular 9600 with 4.6
    CAT's, Overlay - Theater Mode enabled). So it propably has nothing to do
    with ATI at all, it just a mov thing (since it is actually a MAC file format
    it most likely doesn't use video overlay the same way other files do which
    causes that video overlay capture to secondary monitor doesn't detect it). I
    did notice however that when ever I moved my mouse pointer over the video
    window the picture TV flicked fullscreen for a second. My guess, there's
    nothing you (or me) can do to fix this. Every other movie file format I can
    think of works fine (including .rm, even streams from a webpage show
    fullscreen on TV).

    Anyone else been messing with mov files?
    Vellu, Jun 18, 2004
  7. wm

    First of One Guest

    You could screw all the proprietary, bloated media players altogether and
    just use Media Player Classic, available with the KazaaLite Codec Pack.
    Plays all AVI, MPEG2, MOV, Real formats in a clean interface, with 4-5
    different ways to render overlays.
    First of One, Jun 19, 2004
  8. wm

    Vellu Guest

    I don't usually use Real Player for anything else but streams. Which is why
    I never noticed this behaviour before. I also don't have MPC (my usual video
    player is Global DivX Player, which is about as light as it gets, nothing
    fancy) so I can't test whethet it would show MOVs fullscreen on TV-out. I
    doubt it, since neither RealPlayer or Quicktime itself is able to do it.
    WMP9 doesn't even play MOV's.

    If you can check how MPC performs with MOV-files, please report back.
    Vellu, Jun 19, 2004
  9. wm

    patrickp Guest

    I'm just trying it out myself. You can get it from


    - take five to email me
    patrickp, Jun 19, 2004
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