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How to play games on your laptop


I have problems playing video on the laptop screen and a projector at the same time. If you toggle the function f4 keys you can choose playing on laptop screen or projector screen separately but not both at the same time. When both screens are on only the laptop shows the video playing, the projector show's the frame where the video should be but it is filled in with black.

I searched the internet and there are many people trying to find a solution for this problem, but there doesn't seem to be one. This problem occurs when playing video in the windows media player or if you have video embedded in your power point slide. Playing a dvd in WinDVD will display on both screens, but playing a DVD through Windows media player will not. The video can be mpeg or windows media 9, it still won't display on both. Thanks for any help or ideas.


This question was answered on November 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Disable DirectDraw Acceleration Open dxdiag, click on the Display tab, and click the button to disable it.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 23, 2004