Movies do not play on external/secondary video output
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A movie needs to be played on a display connected to an external graphics connector.
The movie is displayed properly on the primary video device - laptop screen or display connected to the primary video connector. The GUI is displayed properly on the secondary video device - overhead projector ("beamer") or secondary monitor connected to the external or secondary graphics connector, but the movie is not played on the secondary video device. The window in which it should be played remains black.
- Press Left ALT + "S" to reach the setup screen.
- In the "GUI" tab, set the "Configuration experience level" to "Advanced" (or higher).
- Select "Apply".
- In the "Video" tab, an option"Video driver to use" should now be available. Set it to "xv".
Totem and VLC (VideoLAN)
For Totem, this configuration cannot be changed through the player itself. Instead, start gstreamer-properties from a terminal, select the "Video" tab and select"X Window System (No XV)" and select "Close".
Most advanced video playback applications default to using optimized video output methods (optimized for display quality, lower CPU usage, fewer delays or display artifacts). These optimized output methods typically rely on specific features of video cards/chipsets which are often only implemented for the primary video connection.
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- Document ID:3353212
- Creation Date: 14-Dec-2007
- Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
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