VLC won't play in second monitor (TV)

By Captainmk
Oct 31, 2008
  1. I'm having some trouble getting some of my ripped HD films to play on my television, which is set as a the second display and the right hand side part of the desktop.

    When I try to play a video, the video area just remains black and nothing is visible (which I try to play through the TV). Media Player Classic however seems to be able to play the video fine and dandy.

    It used to work fine before, can anyone enlighten me on what has gone wrong? Even Zoom Player plays up like this sometimes. It just refuses to show the video if it's on the second screen.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    if i remember its something to do with the video overlay settings, they need to be off in media player...i think..
  3. sacornwell

    sacornwell TS Rookie

    This worked. Setting > Preferences > Video > Uncheck "Overlay video output" > Save and Restart VLC
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