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Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:19 am
by AlanRackham
Just purchase MM 4 and I like that it now handles videos, hence the reason for spending more money on MM. Now is it possible to setup MM so that I can display video on the second monitor and then visualization on the second screen when not playing video. This would be super cool for parties. New Year 2012 is fast approaching :-)

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:05 pm
by Lowlander
No, that isn't possible. Visualizations can be done, and if the whole MM program is in second monitor videos too.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:07 pm
by AlanRackham
Hi

MediaMonkey programmers, on my wish list today is the ability to control MM in ones monitor and have the video and Visualization on the second monitor. Also have the ability to only use visualization when no video is playing. Would be great for parties and DJ.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:28 am
by rainier
Any update on this feature?
For me, only the missing feature is this, video or visualization (when playing mp3 only) on the 2nd monitor.
EJukebox can do this but, they don't have crossfading & auto volume level features.

C'mon Media Monkey dev team!

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:34 pm
by leeviathan
yeah, this is something I've been wanting for ages

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:51 pm
by Onweerwolf
As a possible alternative to the visualization I would suggest CD Art Display. This is free third-party software that allows you to display information and cover art wherever you want, including full-screen on a second display.

During parties I have MM in party-mode setup on my main display and this as my second display:

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It has met with a lot of appreciation over here.

CD Art Display is also very customizable, I completely made the above skin myself.

Maybe it could be something for you guys.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:30 pm
by leeviathan
that would be...an okay solution, I appreciate the tip! However, after finding this plugin and installing it, mediamonkey no longer will start, so I'll just keep on looking and hoping.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:35 pm
by Onweerwolf
CD Art Display is not a plugin.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:26 pm
by leeviathan
oh, well then what is it? I found this plugin of the same name: http://www.cdartdisplay.com/index.php?c ... 0_fileid=7

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:30 pm
by leeviathan
oh I see, it is supposed to start cd art display when starting mediamonkey, and fails silently without cd art display installed.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:35 pm
by Onweerwolf
It's a standalone program. You found the right place but is it possible that you downloaded the plugin that let's you start CAD when you start MM instead of the program itself? If so that's not correct. You need to download the normal program and install it. http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/CD ... 09367710/1

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:37 pm
by Guest
this 'display cd cover' thing does not work with video OR visualizations, so it's not really a suitable substitution in any way.

What's being requested is to
have the visualization and video window be the same window and only play visualization when no video being played.
That's what I'm after, and nothing out there seems to do this except your basic windows media player, which unfortunately isn't a very good media manager.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:01 am
by leeviathan
just to give an example of the ideal functionality I'm after (and the thread starter), look at something like windows media player or vlc player.

When you right click the screen in Windows media player you can set the 'visualization' to 'no visualization', 'album art', or a list of available visualizations. Plus it plays videos. This is the exact functionality I think would be ideal for the mediamonkey visualizer.

Re: Visualization or Video on second monitor can it be done!

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:55 am
by Onweerwolf
Guest wrote:this 'display cd cover' thing does not work with video OR visualizations, so it's not really a suitable substitution in any way.

What's being requested is to
have the visualization and video window be the same window and only play visualization when no video being played.
That's what I'm after, and nothing out there seems to do this except your basic windows media player, which unfortunately isn't a very good media manager.
That's why I explicitly mentioned it as an alternative.

Visualizations Full Screen on secondary monitor?

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:23 pm
by Agrajag
I assume I'm doing something stupid (nothing new there).

I have three monitors in my setup including having my 70" TV in the mix as the third monitor. I'd like to get it showing my MM visualizations full screen. However, whenever I tell the vis to go full screen, it ignores the screen it's on and goes full on the main PC monitor only.

I tried setting the Full Screen settings under the vis "Configure..." option. There is has entries for three screens numbered 1, 2 and 3 but that seems to have no impact (at least MilkDrop 2.0c has those entries).

What am I doing wrong?

Update: Got it working for MilkDrop due to its built-in monitor selection options but can't get it working for those visualizations that have no such config options. MilkDrop's menu options aren't sticky and it's not entirely bug-free. For example, I had to set both Desktop and Fullscreen to the third monitor to get the vis on the 3rd monitor. Just having Fullscreen set to the correct monitor didn't get it to work alone.

I also had some mixed luck with SOME visualizations using the CTRL-Win-X hotkey to force the current window (fullscreen or not) to the next sequential monitor. Keep hitting it until it's on the screen you want.