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Maggie I Apr 29, 2003, 08:11am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I humbly ask you for assistance with a problem Im experiencing sending video to my TV. When I choose fullscreen video option in the nview settings to my secondary monitor (my TV) the videoimage is perfect but the subtitles doesnt show. If I deselect fullscreen video mode, sending same image as on my pc monitor, only the subtitles show but the videoimage is blank.

Trying to find a solution I installed TV-tool but it showed that the TV chip (NV17) is not supported by the software. (ASUS will not send documentation about the chip so it is impossible to build that support).

What to do, what to do???


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Drizzit Apr 29, 2003, 09:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem with Subtitles to TV with ASUS GF4 440 magic
Maggie,
What OS are you using?
Also what player are you using?
Have you tried using a different player?

Try some different players like WinDVD, Dvix 5.0.3, Win Media Player9 with all updates and so on!

Maggie I Apr 29, 2003, 09:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem with Subtitles to TV with ASUS GF4 440 magic
Im running Window XP pro
I usually run MV2Player (best Ive ever used), check it out at http://mv2.czweb.org

I also tried SubViewer and some other players but the problem persists.

Im quite sure that it has to do with the type of signal that is picked out by the Card and sent to the TV. When fullscreen video is selected the card picks out the video signal from the player but excludes the text. (The subtitles still looks fine on my pc-monitor). When only cloning (clone setting in nview) the pc-monitor to the TV i see my desktop fine on my TV, but the video-window appears empty, with only the Subtitles running.

How do I get the TV-out chip to get both the Videoimage and subtitles and send the both to TV in fullscreen mode???

Drizzit Apr 29, 2003, 10:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem with Subtitles to TV with ASUS GF4 440 magic
Try setting TV to primary in NView!
This might help!

Also what file format is this happening with or does it matter?

Maggie I Apr 29, 2003, 04:00pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem with Subtitles to TV with ASUS GF4 440 magic
Setting my TV as primary display as you suggested doesnt quite do it. The symptoms are the same... With my TV as full screen device the avi files play perfectly well but subtitles doesnt show at all, no matter which player I try. The text is not captured - why? In clone-mode only (no full screen device not chosen) the text comes out fine but now the picture is blank (dark purple) Is there some software that can solve this for me is is the problem somewhere else???

Please Help!!!

Drizzit Apr 29, 2003, 11:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Try using WDM driver from you Card Maker site, sometimes they tweak the NVidia drivers. Sometimes they work better.

Maggie I Apr 30, 2003, 03:55am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Problem with Subtitles to TV with ASUS GF4 440 magic
Finally I found a solution to the problem. It has to do with the video overlay and that the added subtitles are filtered out. The solution is a software kalled DivXG400. It is originally written for the Matrox Cards to primarily solve a pixel problem and add som extra features (as Subtitles to windowed fullscreen modes). I clipped the originators explanation of the G400 below. Might solve some other problems discussed in this forum.

"At the moment there is a small incompatibility between DivX ;-), MS MPEG4, WM7, WM8 codecs and Matrox G400/G450 drivers/hardware. If movie's width is not exact multiple of 32 (like 720x???), clip will be played back without using video overlay. If video overlay is not used, clips are looking choppy and DVDMax can not be used.

DivXG400 provides workaround for the problem. It acts as an additional DirectShow filter between codec and Video Renderer, adding black pixels to meet 32pix boundary.

In addition to "32Pix problem" fix, DivXG400 provides following features:

Image adjustment (Pan & Scan, aspect ratio correction, overscan compensation)
High quality subtitle display in windowed and full-screen mode. DivXG400 supports almost every known subtitle format: SubViewer 1.0, 2.0, SubRip, MicroDVD, SAMI, Sub Station Alpha 3.0, 4.0, JACOsub, DVDSubtitle, VobSub 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, TMPlayer, SMIL-RealText, AqTitle. Additionally, MicroDVD INI-files are accepted as a wrappers to real subtitle files.
Subtitle output to TV in DVDMax mode (of course, all "classical" modes are supported, too)
Near to 24fps clip playback at 25fps
etc.
DivXG400 is codec-independent and should work within all players, that use automatic DirectShow Filter Graph generation (Windows Media Player, MicroDVD Player, Zoom Player etc.). Also, video codec must support YUY2 output format.

I've been informed, that DivXG400 has good influence over playing clips with several GeForce cards as well. So You may find DivXG400 useful even if You don't have Matrox G400. I think at least subtitle functionality is worth to try :-)"



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