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I cannot get the Vlc to extend to the projector.

I am using VLC to show vedio worship backgrounds with ZionWorx. I have a problem with VLC shutting down when I load more than five backgrounds. So I changed the settings in the vedio out modules to Windows GDI vedio output, and ever since I did that I cannot get VLC to extend to the projector. I switched the setting back to what it was and it still will not work. Someone please help with this problem.

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  • hdmartell Nov 30, 2008

    Yes! I have already installed the the updates and I know they helped.

    What I'm looking for is the EXACT place in the VLC settings where I can extend the mpg file to run on the projector. I can drag the mpg file to the projectos but it will not interface with ZionWorz. I have tried every setting in the VLC settings and I still can't find the right one.

    When I open VLC it shoud show on the porjector no on my destop. I am not a computer expert and may be I'm not explaing my self right, but this I know, in order for VLC to work with Zionworx it MUST SHOW ON THE THE PROJECTOR, NOT ON THE DESTOP.

    I need to know where it is in the settings of VLC that performes the function.

  • hdmartell Dec 03, 2008

    Dear Sir:

    I did everything you told me to do in the pervious correspondence. The only thing I could not find was the SECONDARY DISPLAY YOU TOLD ME SELECT IN "Output modules", it was NOT THERE and it was not in the ADVANCE OPTIONS. Where is it?

    Everything worked as you said it would, but the vedio still DID NOT EXTEND TO THE SCREEN ON THE PROJECTOR. Everything else was on the screen, but not the VLC vedio. It wroked perfectly on the dest top, the vedio was coming through, looked great, but NOTHING SHOWED ON THE PROJECTIO SCREEN. What am I doing wrong?

    You also said to disable "TRANSITIONS" as they don't work properly. Where do I find the "TRANSITIONS"?

    I need the VLC to work for the Christmas season, hlease help.


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Better unistall and reinstall vlc with proper updates .

This will clear out all error .

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • SAM ANDERSON Dec 01, 2008


    Sorry for responding late .

    • In OpenSong, edit the slide style to have no image. Set the background color o Red:0 Green:0 Blue:1. Also, disable transitions as they won't work properly.

    • Open VLC. Goto Setting->Preferences. Click on Video and make sure 'Overlay video output' is selected. Now goto 'Output modules' (expand 'Video' in the tree to find it) and select 'Advanced settings.' Select 'DirectX video output' as the output module. Now goto 'DirectX' in the tree (expand 'Output modules) and select 'Wallpaper mode.' If you are using a secondary display for your presentations you should select that here too. Save and close preferences.

    • Open and play a video. It should be showing over the desktop of the monitor selected. If you have a video capture card you can also open that in VLC to show live video.

    • Start your OpenSong presetation. If all goes well the video should be shining through. If the video plays but doesn't show through the presentation then you probably need to select a different colour for the slide background

    • Turn off anti-alias (or you get a thin black edge to each word)

    • Set the aspect-ratio correctly in VLC if you have a widescreen monitor or projector

    • Depending upon the video, you might want to slow down the play speed of the video.
    Hope this helps

  • SAM ANDERSON Dec 05, 2008

    Sorry for responding late

    Regarding secondary display in settings - >preferences ->output modules-> Directx (select advanced option not advanced settings You can find advanced option at right bottom corner )->You will see name of desired display device just refresh list you can find the name of your secondary display .


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