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#270417 8-May-2020 14:00
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If I connect a second monitor to my desktop via HDMI, what determines the 'size and shape' of the picture on the second monitor?

 

 


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  #2479259 8-May-2020 14:12
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It should be the capability of the monitor.  I have two connected to my desktop, one 1024x768 and one 1920x1280 and they're both running native resolution


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  #2479261 8-May-2020 14:16
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Depends on the OS. For instance, Windows 10 usually defaults to duplicating the existing display, which forces both displays to be the same resolution regardless and I presume, limited by the highest capability of the lowest resolution monitor. If they are different native resolutions, you can only mix different resolutions by selecting "Extend my displays" in the Display Settings.


 
 
 
 


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  #2479262 8-May-2020 14:17
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I'd say the resolution of the other monitor...



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  #2479265 8-May-2020 14:24
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Ta, all.


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  #2479378 8-May-2020 16:07
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what are you trying to accomplish?

 

ultimately the answer is you determine the resolution of it as you can set/specify it in the OS settings. Though you would usually use the native resolution of the minitor for the best picture.




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     >what are you trying to accomplish?<

 

I am receiving a video stream from a colleague's overseas site (they don't release the file itself), which I wish to record.  I can achieve this by HDMI cable out of my desktop and into another computer (the second monitor in effect).

 

To record the stream, I have used a USB video capture dongle on the second computer (passes through an HDMI-to-USB device too) … does the job nicely but the picture is 'squashed' a touch.  The first time I tried this approach I just fed the signal back into the desktop, with the result of a perfect picture, but tinny/echoing sound (presumably feedback).

 

Using the second computer, the sound is perfect, but as I say, a squashed in picture (clicking full-screen doesn't fix this).


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  #2479685 9-May-2020 11:56
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Is there some copy protection carryon that stops you from screen recording on the PC playing it?





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  #2479692 9-May-2020 12:10
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     >Is there some copy protection carryon that stops you from screen recording on the PC playing it?<

 

I don't think so, just that I could not find a half decent program to do that without spending many $$$$ (and need sound as well as picture).




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  #2479697 9-May-2020 12:15
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PS  Just realise Game Bar is available … I wonder if that would work?


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  #2479768 9-May-2020 14:10
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Obs is free and plenty of tutorials on doing that you are after. Just remember that recording a window will not get your mouse or lots of controls that pop up if your needing that. Recording desktop will.




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  #2479806 9-May-2020 15:57
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@richms … thanks for that, I'll give OBS a whirl.


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