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Roberto Etcheverry
Multiple monitor video
on Oct 23, 2010 at 4:33:49 pm

Greetings.

I have a project that needs several different videos being displayed on several (4 to begin with) plasma screens, and they form a single image (like a video wall) so they need to be synchronized exactly.

I've tried using DVDs, but when they loop (like 1 hour into it), they lost synch, and I have to manually start them over again. The general idea I have is to build a windows computer with 2 video cards, 2 dvi outputs each and make it work like 4 screens, then use media player classic to open all 4 videos at the same time, and position each on each screen. Tests seem to work ok so far, but I'd like to see if there are better alternatives out there.

To sum it up, I'm trying to find a software that will let me play 4 different looping videos at the same time on 4 monitors, and that remain in perfect synch all the time.


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Thomas Leong
Re: Multiple monitor video
on Oct 24, 2010 at 9:22:17 am

Hi,

You could have a look at the freeware Multiscreener from zachpoff.com (Mac and Windows versions available; read their readme; seems to deal only with Quicktime files); or a hardware solution like that from Brightsign (the HD210 would be the cheapest; http://www.brightsign.biz/tutorials.php#MultiSynch)
or that from EMS
http://www.ems-imaging.com/online/categories/Stand%252dAlone-Video-Wall/

There are others from the VJ software world like Modul8 for Mac's, Arkaos and Resolume for Windows which are supposed to support multi-screens...but there is a learning curve involved.

Thomas Leong



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