Video does not show on external display.

By pyromaster114
Oct 28, 2007
  1. So after having installed Windows Vista on my laptop, it performed in general pretty well.

    However, I set my external monitor to duplicate the laptop screen, I opened up Media Player Classic to watch a video file (.mkv if anyone thinks that's relivant...), and noticed that when I played the video file, it only showed up on the internal display.
    The Media player classic window showed up on the other display and sat there blank (black).

    When I do this in Windows XP, the external display gets over-ridden and displays the video fullscreen on the external display, even if it is not fullscreen on the laptop monitor. (Known as "Theater Mode" in my video driver settings on XP.)
    But apparently windows Vista sees fit not to do that. It won't even DISPLAY the video at all on the external display when it's set to duplicate.

    How do I get Media Player Classic to do what it did in XP?
    I'm not familiar with Windows Vista's settings yet, so I might have something slightly wrong, but I'm not sure.

    Does anyone
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    In MPC settings, diable the use of video overlays.
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