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I would like to run two or more different movies from the same computer on two separate monitors. What type of software or hardware do I need?

Thank you in advance.

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This is a programming related Q&A site. – Darin Dimitrov Jul 11 '10 at 16:40
@ciprian this site is for programmng only. There is another site,, which is for advanced computer questions. – Rex M Jul 11 '10 at 16:41
Can someone fix the tags? – TheLQ Jul 12 '10 at 4:08

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by the way you will need:

  • a video card with two video outputs (either VGA/DVI or two DVIs)
  • two monitors
  • an OS that supports two monitors (short answer: any OS)

Everything more is just trivial since your OS will handle two monitors and you can easily open two movies and move one of them on the other monitor. The only problem would be to have two separate audio outputs, this will need at least a PCI audio board (in addition to the onboard one of your mobo) and different settings per video player.

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downvoting for what? I voted to move to and also answered (since being rude to be rude is just stupid). – Jack Jul 11 '10 at 16:43
Don't encourage OT questions by answering them. Wait for the question to be moved to the appropriate site. – Rex M Jul 11 '10 at 16:43
I would paste my answer on You don't educate people by not encouraging them but explaining what's wrong with or without answers. Unless you think that peoples are like sheeps :) – Jack Jul 11 '10 at 16:45
@Jack that's what comments are for. – Rex M Jul 11 '10 at 16:47
+1, I think downvoting a well-intentioned answers is not a 'Best Practice" – Jonathan Jul 11 '10 at 17:00

It depends on what your trying to accomplish(are you using a DVD, or video file?). You could always just open one movie, then open the second in a second media player, and drag it to the second screen.

But again, what exactly are you trying to accomplish other than playing two or more movies? You will also have audio conflicts.

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