#53 Xinerama/multihead support

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2008-09-29
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At the moment smplayer doesn't seem to have any xinerama support, which makes working with multiple heads a bit uncomfortable.

Personally, I'm using nvidia's twinview with two heads: an LCD (1280x1024) and a TV (1024x768). Mplayer detects this setting and scales the picture down so that it fits on the TV. Smplayer doesn't do this yet.

If not by implementing xinerama support, this could be done by adding an option to use a portion of the current resolution (1024x768 out of 1280x1024 in my case). I for one would really appreciate such a feature.

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    Hi, currently when entering in fullscreen smplayer uses the "primary screen" (the screen where the main window resides).

    So moving the main window to the TV screen should make it to use the correct resolution.

    But this is something that I can't test, I only have one monitor, so please check if this is the case.

     
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    Unfortunately, it seems that doesn't work when using a Clone mode.

     
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    Currently smplayer uses the Qt function QWidget::showFullScreen(), so if it doesn't work well it's a Qt bug.

    If you're using a smplayer compiled with Qt 3 I suggest you to compile with Qt 4, maybe they fixed it in newer releases.

     
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    Tried that. Didn't help. The reason is probably that in TwinView's Clone mode you don't get two separate X screen, but only one that is displayed on two heads. Could a workaround be added for picky people like me? :)

     
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    If in clone mode both screens display the same... shouldn't the two screens have the same resolution?

    Sorry to ask that silly question, but I've never used two screens in linux. I did a few times in windows, and the 2nd screen (the TV) displayed exactly the same as the monitor.

     
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    If in clone mode both screens display the same... shouldn't the two screens have the same resolution?

    Sorry to ask that silly question, but I've never used two screens in linux. I did a few times in windows, and the 2nd screen (the TV) displayed exactly the same as the monitor.

     
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