[mythtv-users] VLC plays on wrong screen.

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 01:17:57 UTC 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Allen Edwards
<allen.p.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Okay since you are familiar with VLC and you know it works, use that.  As
>> for where to put the command, it's really up to you.  Do you want to use it
>> for all videos, or just .iso files?  If you want it for all videos, go to
>> Media Settings->Videos Settings->Player Settings, and make it your default
>> video player.  If you want it for only .iso's, go to Media Settings->Videos
>> Settings->File Types, go to "iso" and put the player command there.
>> Follow the advice of the wiki.  Make it fullscreen.  Disable the OSD.  Map
>> the key bindings so they match what MythTV uses.  Add commands to the
>> .lircrc file if you're using LIRC.  These last two items should drastically
>> improve the WAF.
>> -- Kevin
> I have everything working except for one very important thing.  VLC
> runs full screen and the remote is working.  My video starts like it
> should.  Problem is that the video starts on the control monitor and
> not on the TV.  This is very strange because when I set up a button on
> the myth main menu to just start VLC, it would run on the TV.  But
> with the command entered in the .iso section, the focus jumps to the
> control monitor (Screen0) away from the TV (Screen1), where Myth runs,
> and the video plays on the control monitor.
> I googled around but can find nothing on this.  It is probably
> something simple like some command to tell VLC to play on the Screen1
> but I can't find it.
> Screen0 is my LCD and Screen1 is either a CRT TV or a projector.
> Hopefully someone knows the answer to this.
> Allen

This may be a bug on myth 0.21 (which is what I am using).

For the record, I have the following in /etc/mythtv/sessions-settings:
MYTHFRONTEND_OPTS="-display :0.1"

I see no reason why VLC should switch over to the other monitor.


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