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That's what I am thinking also.
I just heard back again today. They gave me another tip to try, that might help everyone out:

"Regarding the "video opens minimized and sometimes on the wrong screen" issue: I have heard of this once (and as far as I can recall only once) before. The solution in that case was to turn down (or entirely off) the "Video Acceleration" option in Windows Media Player. Here's a web page that describes how to do so for various versions of WMP and various versions of Windows:
http://www.pixelmetrics.com/Tips/VidBlank/MediaPlayer.php"

I'll look into that, and send them a copy of my verifier, which didn't seem to show much of anything (other than a lot of channels I haven't used in some selections!), but maybe they can deduce something else. Will keep folks informed via posting here, since it appears several of us have this issue.

Greg

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In S2, my video always opened up on the correct screen, and appeared the correct size for the lion's share of the time. I'd just get a flicker (showing a small framed window of the video) between sequences, when driven by the show controller.

I had a good message-conversation with Bob of LOR at the time, and he said it was basically unavoidable, and WMP's fault (paraphrasing), but they would look for workarounds.

I did also have problems with acceleration - basically with acceleration turned all the way up, the video would "freeze", and while the audio would be correct, the video would get stuck on a frame and never change, even when the next sequence (with separate video file) would load/play. Turning down hardware acceleration (in the WMP settings - you have to launch WMP separately to get to them) fixed it for me.

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I am doing video this year for my patriotic show, and have come up with the same results as all of you.

Using Win XP, LOR 3.24 Advanced. Between sequences in the show, the small video (WMP) box shows up in the top left of the screen.

Have the desktop set to black as other have described, still can see the blue box between videos/sequences.

I would love to get rid of that pop up between videos. The video and the show work great, but that one thing is annoying.

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Here's an update.
By disabling the wmp acceleration, my shows are now playing fully again, without skipping over the video containing sequences, so we made progress.
The first video used during the show came up minimized on the wrong screen (my primary one). So I dragged it over to the second screen, and then dragged its edges to fill the screen (I tried the full screen cmd in the sequence editor, but found when I did that all subsequent videos came up full sized but on the primary (wrong) screen.
On subsequent video containing sequences in the show the video stayed on the correct screen, but it was minimzed vertically (only vertically). That could be fixed by me manually dragging the top edge of the video image to the top of the monitor's screen, at which time it filled the screen perfectly, but it needed to be done for each video containing sequence.
The good news is that there is no flash of a blue box, etc. When the video ends the screen simply goes black (my background).
So we have made a little progress. The verifier shows no errors in the video files. The show log had a couple of errors related to not finding a couple of sequences that clearly have been played in the past without issue and are still present in their original locations, so I am not sure what to make of those. Also a few were noted as having an error playing them, and were skipped over. The good news is that they were not for the most part video files...
Time to send in my verifier and show files to LOR to see if they have any insight. I will be sure to let them know a few of us are having issues.
Greg

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Problem found!
I uninstalled S3 from my new win 7 pc. I then installed S2 (2.9.4), which was the first time it had been installed on this pc.
The video worked great - I told it which monitor to use, and to use full screen. It worked fine when I opened and ran sequences, but more importantly it continued to work as expected when I setup the scheduler run a show (this was last night about 1am, not too long after I got back in town from attending the Academy).
I then reinstalled S3, and it continued to work!
I deleted S2 this am to see if things would still work, and they do.
Bottom line, at least in my case, it appears S2 may have some code that sets up the dual display better than S3 does, so I would recomend if you upgrade to win 7 to install S2 first, then S3.
Who knows?? Your results may vary.
Bottom line it works the way it should!
Greg

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I just started using videos and here is what I have found...I am running Vista with LOR 2.94...I changed my desktop to a Christmas background so that in between videos I have a nice back ground running to add to the decor outside....I ran 4 WMV files in succession and then I ran them randomly with just audio files in the show editor and then put it thru the Schedule Editor..in each case In between songs a small window appeared in the upper left corner that last for a sec or 2 then dissapeared when the next song started. I am mirroring my monitors.

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Sorry for pulling up this ancient thread.  Did any of you find a fix to this problem?  If so, can you advise?  I am getting the same thing....little video window pops up in the upper left hand corner of the screen for a second before it vanishes and plays the video.  It's so annoying.

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Did anybody figure out how to force video over to the 2nd screen?  I can get over a flicker if I could just get video to play on the right screen.  It's amazing they didn't create a setting or something in the LOR software to handle this.  Nobody is going to want the video to play on their primary screen.  That's a little bit obvious. 

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Pretty simple to do   Open sequence editor  in upper tool bar click on Edit,  Click on Preferences,   click on video preferences   check display video   check use full screen  ,  select full screen monitor add select second monitor

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