Originally Posted by Davinleeds
I have 178. driver in Vista and pretty sure in XP. The overlay control is in the GT option/Dec/endcoder /Video Mixing Render. With Overlay checked I can't slide it to another display, With 3D, I can. In the nvidia driver, I have let 3D application decide. I use dualview. In nvidia index overlay is not mentioned.
I should clarify that I can slide to other but the screen is black. With 3D the picture remains.
Thanks for your response. I have also noticed the black screen when dragging the video display window to my second monitor (HDTV) using the 84. driver. In playing around last night, I found that either turning off the "Use DxVA (DirectX Video Acceleration" selection, or selecting the "3D surface" for the "Video Mixing Render (VMR)" in the "Dec/Encoder" option of the OnAir Creator software fixes the black screen problem, with two small catchs. One, when I slide the display window to a different screen, it causes the currently playing video (from a file) to restart from the beginning? Not sure why. And two, it runs the CPU usage up from 8-10% to 35-40%. Thanks for the pointer on how to solve the black screen problem.
I guess I was not clear in my earlier post about the video overlay I was asking about. (I forgot about the video overlay option in the OnAir software. That is not the one I was referring to. But it may be the one that recent posts have been referring to.) With the older NVidia display drivers, there is a feature called "Full Screen Video". You can configure the NVidia drivers to automatically start a full screen video overlay on a second monitor when displaying a video in a window on the primary monitor. This is done by setting the "Full screen device" option to be "Auto-Select" in the "Full Screen Video" configuration screen for the NVidia drivers. With this option selected, when I start a playing a video (live or a file) in a window on my primary monitor, it automatically also starts a full screen display of the video on my second monitor (HDTV), without any window borders, etc. This is true for most video applications, such as VLC and WMA as well as the OnAir Creator. It is the lack of this feature in later NVidia drivers that leads me to ask how you display full screen video on your HDTV. BTW, watch out if you only have one monitor enabled. In that case the full screen display shows up on the primary monitor and you cannot get rid of it unless you kill the application displaying the video. Kind of hard when you cannot see it to position the mouse over the correct button.
So from what you say, I guess that when you want to watch full screen videos on your HDTV you drag/slide the OnAir Creator video display window over to your HDTV and then set it for full screen mode. Is that the way you do it?