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May 12, 2011 12:23 PM Subscribe
I'm stage managing a show using video projections, and we're using VLC Media Player
to screen the video clips. I'm looking for a particular kind of display mode people say SHOULD exist, but I can't find how to do it. Help.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to computers & internet (31 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What I'm doing is: there is a series of Quicktime movies we're showing during the play. I'm running all those movies on my laptop, via a projector hooked up to my laptop. Right now, though, the only way anyone seems to know how to run this is by having my laptop actually screen the videos the way we want to look at them, and the projector feeds off that (which means that anything on my laptop goes up on the screen). The problem is, that means I can't have any menu visible on-screen, with information like a countdown clock, command menus, or etc., because that would be visible on the screen too.
Unfortunately, no one around me seems to know how to use VLC (the video artists only recommended it because they'd heard it was good, but hadn't ever used it). Someone swore to me that there was a mode called "dual screen" mode, where I could send the images I'm projecting into the projector, but then could pull up the menu for the things I'm running on my laptop. This would be a tremendous help. However, he didn't know how to do that; all the Googling I've done for "VLC dual screen" only deals with people with two monitors, and they run VLC on one monitor and run a totally different program on the other. I'm looking for image-to-the-projector, control-panel-on-the-other.
Does anyone familiar with VLC know? Thanks.