Exclusive directX (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
November 9, 2005
Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: RC2 (2006-01-08)
MediaPortal Skin: RealMP
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: InterVideo Audio Decoder
Video Codec: InterVideo Video Decoder
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 - 3.00GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Motherboard: P5P800 (ASUSTeK Computer Inc.)
TV Card Model: General H/W encoding card
TV Card Type: DVB
TV Card Driver: BDA
Video Card Model: Radeon 9600 Series (128 MB)
Video Card Driver:
Video Card Resolution: 1024x768
Video Render Type: VMR9
Audio Card Model: Digital Audio MB
Audio Card Driver:


I see that many people have issues about using exclusive directX or not. I am not sure about what this option does.

Can someone explain in short terms what exclusive directX mode is and the difference in having the option on or off?


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August 13, 2005
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I believe it means that the application runs in fullscreen mode and no other programs are allowed access to the video hardware (hence exclusive). You can do a simple Google search to find information like this if you want to read further (I believe exclusive directx mode also exclusively gets events/messages).

I think the advantage is that it allows smoother full screen video than the non-exclusive mode.

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