Windowed movies appear black on the vga ouput of my notebook (ATI 9000 Radeon)

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Thierry Guiard-Marigny


I bought an ASUS Notebook with an ATI 9000 Radeon Mobility video card
to display multimedia applications with windowed MPEG2 movies inside.
For this, I use the VGA output to plug onto a video projector.
However, all my videos appear black on the image of the video
projector. When I look in the overlay tab of the ATI card properties I
can just select the Theater mode so my video appear in full screen but
it is not what I want.
I need to display windowed movies with my video projector.
I had the same kind of problem with a NVIDIA chipset but I found in
the card properties some way to solve the problem.
Is there a way to do that with ATI radeon mobility or did I buy my
notebook for nothing.

I know that I am not the first one who has this problem but I could
not manage to find the solution and I need it.

Thanks in advance





Update drivers to catalyst 3.5 or new, and enable theater mode under TV
settings in ATI panel.

Or you could make your VGA-OUT as primary.
To do this, go to Ati control panel > display > and click on small blue o
button under Monitor, (the o-button under flatpanel will be clicked
Clicking on that button makes THAT display as primary.

Larry Hinman

Did this solve your problem? I have the same problem on an IBM
ThinkPad T40 with the Radoen 9000 and a new Dell projector--although
I've run into this problem with a number of other projectors as well.
I tried the suggestions here and still have the problem--on the
projector, my windowed video is black.
Any suggestions?


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