For some reason they removed the possibility to change the display to the secondary screen, because the "Device Setup" dialog is now gone :sbored said:now i am using MP 0.2.0.4
and mp_start doesnt work anymore, can i make any changes to make it run, or has the start-program to be changed?
I think that they really don't understand that this tool really solves the problem.mPod said:Just mentioning the same as in many other posts: Only primary screen is supported in MP due to lack of DirectX acceleration on secondary screen. So your CPU has to do all the rendering usually your graphics card does. The result is a very high CPU usage. MediaPortal is not the only application suffering from this, by the way. Google around a bit if you want to see that some other HTPC apps that also use the way like MP renders GUI and video also behave exactly the same.
The tool in this thread can't help there, it just moves MP to the secondary screen and can lead to some unwanted and unexpected behaviour. Thus it is not officially supported.
If you look at the Nvidia driver release notes you see that they are not recomending running MCE in clone etc. modes.However I have found that running in any mode other than single display mode on nvidia cards has a negative effect on the video, be it dual display or clone so run in single display and flick between tv/projector.
This works for me and will be very useful as the computer I have MediaPortal installed on is for both desktop (web browsing) and media use. I will see if I can write a script for it such as AutoIT. I downloaded the scripting manual from NVIDIA. Google for it using 'nvidia nvcpl site:.pdf'Set your tv as primery display in nv. drivers and then backt, but it not good solution i think ... and probably you too.
and save to to a file e.g mptvstart.bat and then either call the bat direct or create a shortcut to run it minimised.rundll32.exe nvcpl.dll,NvCycleDisplayDevice
[your path to]\MediaPortal.exe"
that really sucks, your program was the main reason for me to use mediaportal...I think that they really don't understand that this tool really solves the problem.
Perhaps we should petition to put the functionality in MP again. Even better they should put a configuration option in MP to automatically select the secondary device as the primary one. This way this tool doesn't even have to be used anymore !
Quoting from my own post, I now have a solution to get MP to start on the secondary display via an AutoIT script and nView profiles. However, it needs to be documented before I can post the script as the procedure is not straightforward. I am going to write a MediaPortal tips page on my site in the near future so that I can share my ideas with others. I will notify you once my page is online.This works for me and will be very useful as the computer I have MediaPortal installed on is for both desktop (web browsing) and media use. I will see if I can write a script for it such as AutoIT. I downloaded the scripting manual from NVIDIA. Google for it using 'nvidia nvcpl site:.pdf'Set your tv as primery display in nv. drivers and then backt, but it not good solution i think ... and probably you too.
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