Recent posts in 'Video and Screen calibration' | Boxee Support http://support.boxee.tv/posts en-us 60 "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Aaron Canaday <p>Yeah, I can't get this working for me either. For those people windowing, moving then maximizing again, there is an easier way if you are using windows 7. Just hit: windowskey+shift+direction of secondary monitor after boxee boots up.</p> Mon, 05 Apr 2010 02:34:00 +0300 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:250821 Aaron Canaday http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Justin Boughton <p>This drives me nuts! I'm running 3 screens, and I can't ever get Boxee to open on the screen I use for watching my movies in bed. Please devs, please find a way to make this work. And some more WMC remote support would be AWESOME too.</p> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 08:32:01 +0300 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:247482 Justin Boughton http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Emilio Tantor <p>Instructions suck if they aren't complete, I suppose.  To create a macro in Event Ghost (Step 2 from above):</p> <p>1.  Download (Free) Event Ghost http://www.eventghost.org  -- Install</p> <p>2.  File > New</p> <p>3.  On the right hand side, under Configuration Tree, there should be "AutoStart" (Green Arrow)</p> <p>4.  Right Click, Select "Add Plugin".  Select "Microsoft MCE Remote" from the "Remote Receivers" section (top folder in tree)</p> <p>5.  Right Click, Select "Add Plugin".  Select "Task Create/Switch Events" from the "Other" section (bottom folder in tree)</p> <p>6.  Right Click, Select "Add Macro".  Select from "System", "Start Application".  Navigate to Boxee.exe (C:\Program Files\Boxee\Boxee.exe, or whatever).  You can add -fs -p if you want, but you don't need to.  I don't use any command line parameters this way.  Just start it.   </p> <p>7.  Right Click, Select, "Add Event".  In the small dialog box, you will enter the Windows MCE Remote "code" that represents the MCE Remote button you wish to "Start Boxee" when pressed.  In otherwords, whatever button you want to start Boxee, this is where you enter that button's IR code.  For example, codes for the Green button (the little one, not the big windows one), the Teletext, and LiveTV buttons are listed below:</p> <p>MceRemote.Green</p> <p>MceRemote.Teletext</p> <p>MceRemote.LiveTV</p> <p>8.  Collect that code, from your chosen button, and write it down in the dialog box.  Write it as-is, for example, "MceRemote.Teletext" (without quotations). Now you are declaring the event "Teletext" button press to execute Boxee application. </p> <p>9.  Save your Event Ghost configuration file.  It is native .xml format. </p> <p>10.  With Event Ghost open, hit the button on your remote.  You should see Event Ghost trigger, and if all is well, execute Boxee. </p> <p> </p> <p>Start at step #4 above to have it start on Extended Display, in full screen, every time you hit your remote button.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 02:25:23 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:238097 Emilio Tantor http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Emilio Tantor <p>There is another way to solve this problem, to run Boxee on a Secondary/Extended display.  Using EventGhost.</p> <p> </p> <p>Most of you, like me, already have EG running anyway, and likely are using EG to help start whatever Home Theater apps (like Boxee) you have directly from your remote (Logi Harmony, etc etc).  This uses Event Ghost, and some specific actions to essentially move the Boxee window from your Primary display to the Secondary display, and maximize it.</p> <p> </p> <p>1.  In Boxee set appearance to full screen on your primary display.</p> <p>2.  In Event Ghost, if you do not have an auto-start Macro item for Boxee, make one.  You can use EG help to learn about Macros, or Google "Event Ghost XBMC".  Or something similar, there is tons of info out there, and this is easy. </p> <p>3.  Now that you have a Macro in EG to start Boxee (hopefully tied to a button on your WinMCE Remote, or at least a keyboard button), add some new actions.</p> <p>4.  Add Action, "Wait".  This is under Event Ghost actions, you can supply number of seconds.  I use 2.0 seconds.</p> <p>5.  Add Action, "Find Window".  This is under System actions.  You can supply which window to find.  It is very easy.  If you have Boxee open, you can drag the "window finder" onto that window and it will fill out the rest.  Run test to make sure you are finding the correct window.</p> <p>6.  Add action, "Bring to Front".  This is good to make the window active for the next actions:</p> <p>7.  Add action, "Move Window".  You supply the X and Y coordinates.  Supply coordinates such that the window will be on your Secondary Display!  Viola, are you seeing what we're doing?  Basically you can test by moving the little box around to see what X & Y values to select.  Once you have those, add one file action:</p> <p>8.  Add action, "Maximize". </p> <p> </p> <p>You have just created a Macro to run Boxee from your remote control, find the window, move the window, and maximize the window on your secondary display.  Anytime you hit the button on your remote (or whatever) to run Boxee, it'll be on your secondary display, in full screen. </p> <p> </p> <p>Hope this helps somebody.  Took me about 15min of fooling with other solutions on Win Vista 64bit to finally decide this was best and most efficient.  YMMV. </p> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 00:14:18 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:238067 Emilio Tantor http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "Screen resolution is way off and I can't even see the menu" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Jason Denniston <p> I meant XP Media center Ed.</p> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 16:16:17 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46935:237898 Jason Denniston http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46935-screen-resolution-is-way-off-and-i-can-t-even-see-the-menu "Screen resolution is way off and I can't even see the menu" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Jason Denniston <p>I am having the same issue with the text just coming up as boxes.  Option not listed. running win98 media center ed.</p> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 04:17:57 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46935:237761 Jason Denniston http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46935-screen-resolution-is-way-off-and-i-can-t-even-see-the-menu "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Nicolas Kolnes-Cassis <p>This problem still active? I just realized that my primary dislpay is set to Display Identity #2. My theory is that Boxee wants to open in Screen #2 so it thinks that the primary screen is #2.</p> <p>I guess this is a bug, anyone know if Boxee is working on this?</p> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 04:41:18 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:236157 Nicolas Kolnes-Cassis http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Charles Schweizer <p>I found a workaround.  If you have a keyboard attached to the Boxee computer hit the "h" key to leave the settings.  If you ever go back into the Video settings menu again it will erase your settings and you will have to recalibrate.</p> Thu, 04 Mar 2010 04:13:00 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:235578 Charles Schweizer http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Austin Hensel <p>COME ON! This entire menu is USELESS as you can't save the settings! VERY BASIC FIX FOR A VERY BASIC ERROR</p> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 23:42:01 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:232045 Austin Hensel http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by kinto bean <p>i'm on a mac with 2 monitors and by default boxee starts up on your primary monitor so it took me a minute to figure this out.  </p> <p>go to settings, appearance, screen, resolution, choose #2 with the arrows, then hit the test & apply resolution, then ok.</p> <p>=)</p> Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:49:13 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:231686 kinto bean http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Enguerran Cuq Kindler <p>There is no way TO SAVE THE SETTINGS ! </p> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:06:52 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:230800 Enguerran Cuq Kindler http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by olivier brand <p>I have the same issue. Calibration works fine but when leaving the screen, it is not saved and return to the original settings.</p> <p>What is a fix for this?</p> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 21:14:30 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:227224 olivier brand http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Douglas Welch Leaving the configuration window sets all settings I just made back to their defaults. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 08:27:45 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:221818 Douglas Welch http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Becca Sill This may very well be wrong as i haven't tried it yet, but I run windows 7 on a Dell laptop and pressing f1 allows me to choose which screen I want and I can choose a large screen as my primary, only screen. Don't know if this is a Dell only option or all windows 7. Noob here. Tue, 09 Feb 2010 19:12:24 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:214393 Becca Sill http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by m klein I've discovered a workaround for those running a secondary display. This works for me with my video card connected to my HDTV via HDMI (secondary @ 1080P) while my monitor is connected via RGB (primary at 1650x1050). I use Ultramon to switch between primary and secondary monitor arrangements as well as to disable and re-enable displays with little effort. Please note, I am running Windows 7 64-bit with an Nvidia graphics card (9-something series) and Ultramon 3.0.x. For this workaround, you must make an Ultramon shortcut. Do this by right clicking on the Ultramon icon in the tray. Select Shortcuts --> New Shortcut Browse to your Boxee executable, typically, Program Files (x86)/Boxee Click Next Check "use custom settings" and choose Monitor 2 Click Next Check "use custom settings" Select Monitor 2 (in this instance my TV) Check "enabled" and "primary" (also, if you want your displays to return to their usual arrangement after you exit Boxee, check "restore original display settings when application exits") Click Next Name your shortcut and choose a place or places for it to be located. Click Finish What this does is create a link to an Ultramon shortcut which has all the configuration settings you just entered. The last thing you want to make sure you do is to have Boxee itself open on Display 1 @1080P (or whatever your second display's resolution runs at). Now, whenever you click the Ultramon link, the program will intercede on your behalf, change the display setting automatically and then Boxee, not knowing the difference, will open on the new primary display (which is really your secondary). This worked for me (everything else suggested, didn't) and seems the most elegant solution until the program itself is fixed to open automatically on secondary displays at a pre-defined resolution. Tue, 09 Feb 2010 05:50:51 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:213629 m klein http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Samuel Goh I couldn't get my TV to be the secondary monitor either. I resorted to setting both screens as mirror displays. Not exactly what I was hoping, but it works for me, at least until Boxee updates with that display option. Mon, 08 Feb 2010 06:21:20 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:212284 Samuel Goh http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "Screen resolution is way off and I can't even see the menu" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Skeet Wales <p>I'm having the same problem.The text appears as unreadable  squares. I am using a Dell 1000 laptop with XP home. The video is 32 bit. Right click on compatibility just brings up options for win 95, 2000, NT. and that changes nothing.Have reinstalled several times.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 22:10:49 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46935:210447 Skeet Wales http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46935-screen-resolution-is-way-off-and-i-can-t-even-see-the-menu "Does Boxee support H.264 videos?" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Yohay Kamchi <p>All,</p> <p>BOXEE on ION 330 does not support hardware acceleration!!!! I have the latest build of the ION graphics installed and still the CPU is on ~50% for HD movies.</p> <p>Joe Rawlins - can you share an HD sample file that works for you or expose your magic? :) Please add a link to the graphic driver that you are using ...</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Thx,</p> <p>Yohay</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2010 18:06:47 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:86470:208373 Yohay Kamchi http://support.boxee.tv/entries/86470-does-boxee-support-h-264-videos "Does Boxee support H.264 videos?" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by serj Sergey <p>Ati 2600Pro will not accelerate HD Video?</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:35:47 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:86470:207561 serj Sergey http://support.boxee.tv/entries/86470-does-boxee-support-h-264-videos "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Katherine Appleton <p>Screen settings are so off I can't even see the top-left and bottom-right corner arrows (I had to open the menu in the window to even know they were there). I've tried blindly clicking for them but to no avail.  Is there anyway for me to zoom out or some other solution?</p> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 02:34:45 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:204258 Katherine Appleton http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "Does Boxee support H.264 videos?" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Igor Vinsky <p>Keep in mind that ATI cards will not play "out of spec" HD video. You must uncheck the use of Hardware acceleration in those cases.That is a problem with ATI not Boxee.</p> <p>I use an old Geforce 7300gs with an old AMD 5000 with no problems no stutters 1080p MKV,WMV,M2tS</p> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:18:09 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:86470:203706 Igor Vinsky http://support.boxee.tv/entries/86470-does-boxee-support-h-264-videos I have audio, but no video. What's wrong? <p>Upon installing Boxee beta, some users have experienced trouble displaying video, but have full audio. Usually, this problem can be resolved by downloading a few applications and drivers.</p> <ul> <li><strong>DirectX:</strong> Windows only. Boxee is intended to run on DirectX 9 and newer versions. Users have noted that the Microsoft website states that DirectX 9 is the newest driver, when it should read DirectX 11 -- this is true. Microsoft has not updated its website. <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3" target="_blank">Download the latest version of DirectX here!</a><br /> <br /></li> <li><strong>Adobe Flash 10.1 beta</strong>: Boxee requires the newest of version of Flash to play YouTube, Hulu, and other videos. <a href="http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html" target="_blank">Download here!</a><br /> <br /></li> <li><strong>Move Video Player</strong>: Some TV networks use "Move Networks" media player to show their TV programs online.<a href="http://www.movenetworks.com/install-move-player" target="_blank"> Download here!</a><br /> <br /></li> <li><strong>Silverlight</strong>: If you're keen on using Netflix, you should install it's video player, called "Silverlight."<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/get-started/install/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Download here!</a><br /> <br /></li> <li><strong>Firefox: </strong> Boxee uses the Firefox browser to play videos. Be sure you have the newest version of Firefox installed (if you use other browsers, that's not a problem -- you don't have to actually use Firefox). <a href="http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html" target="_blank">Download here!</a><br /> <br /></li> <li><strong>Ensure your video card drivers are up-to-date:</strong> Everyone has a different video card, so it's impossible for us to give you a link to the drivers you need. But, you can probably find the drivers you need either at the <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx" target="_blank">NVIDIA website</a>, or the <a href="http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx" target="_blank">AMD website</a>.</li> </ul> <p><br /> If you're installed all these files, and you *still* have video problems, it might be because your video card is doesn't have <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_processing_unit" target="_blank">GPU acceleration.</a> Boxee developers are aware of this issue, and have upgraded the next build to be compatible with older video cards. Nevertheless, even with the coming fix, users might experience lagging, choppy videos.</p> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:51:17 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:104983 mod erator http://support.boxee.tv/entries/104983-i-have-audio-but-no-video-what-s-wrong "Calibrating the Boxee screen" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by tiago neves <p> Not save configuration.</p> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:09:31 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:46934:202828 tiago neves http://support.boxee.tv/entries/46934-calibrating-the-boxee-screen "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Aaron Vandermause <p>Ricky, your method did not work for me. I'm using a Vista based laptop and Boxee refuses to open on the extended desktop despite all attempts. I can open it on the primary, switch to windowed mode, drag it to the secondary screen, then maximize it...but that is seemingly the only way to do it.</p> <p>I don't understand why there can't just be an option in properties to select which display Boxee should use...</p> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:29:58 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:198088 Aaron Vandermause http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv "I can't get Boxee to run full screen on my external monitor or TV" in Video and Screen calibration - comment added by Ricky Wilson <p>Before someone asks, TCV is a typo, I meant TV/Secondary Monitor</p> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:54:45 +0200 support.boxee.tv/forums/117568-video-and-screen-calibration/posts.rss:117568:43716:190315 Ricky Wilson http://support.boxee.tv/entries/43716-i-can-t-get-boxee-to-run-full-screen-on-my-external-monitor-or-tv