Originally Posted by |StarscreaM|
Also, what are you guys using to play .MKV files?
I've been using VLC for awhile. It tends to have the lowest cpu usage too for whatever reason. Although it gives fits on some 1080p files that otherwise play fine on Media Player Classic, not sure why at the moment.
Question: fresh XP32 install with an HD2400pro. One monitor hooked to DVI, and an analog TV hooked to svideo. (Svideo wouldn't work with the VGA monitor hooked to VGA, btw.) CCCP codec pack, Media Player Classic, and VLC are the only things installed.
The 7.8 ATI drivers detect the TV but I only get options to "clone desktop" or "extend desktop" to the TV. If I use clone, it clones the monitor screen (and then is way too big since the TV only displays 640x480, but that's fine), and playing a video file in VLC will play the video fullscreen and perfectly on the TV, but Media Player Classic won't fullscreen the video file, Windows still uses the TV as a real cloned desktop. Fullscreen in Theater Mode has no effect on this.
Anyone know what setting I'm missing somewhere? Fullscreen video output to TV *does* work, but only with VLC, which I assume is because it's self-contained. I also have to re-enable the TV as a second display every time I restart Windows.
EDIT: I switched Media Player Classic to overlay mode, and it displayed TV-out properly. So something's up with my VMR9 mode, which I need for the PVR software to work. CCCP and PowerDVD7 are the only codecs installed.