xv overlay - cinema mode

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 07:03:50 PDT 2007

On 3/22/07, Wesley S. <profox at ubuntu-nl.org> wrote:
> This question has been running around in my head for months now.
> Is it possible to use xv overlay to play a movie fullscreen on my TV, but
> windowed on my computer? (or even minimized on my computer)
> It would make a great addition to my laptop. That way I can still chat or
> browse the web while the video just keeps playing fullscreen on the TV.
> I have asked this question a lot of times, but no one I asked was able to
> help me.
> Technically, it should be possible. Because years ago I was able to do this
> with the same laptop, but in Windows XP. I had to enable something called
> "Cinema mode" for it to work in the overlay settings window.
> I hope someone can help me.
> And just in case the video driver matters: I am using the i810 (intel)
> driver on this laptop

Just set up dualhead and play the video on one head while you work on
the other.  That's all the "cinema" mode does I suspect.


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