You are able to set up a second display adapter, for visualisation output, with the Windows Vista/XP/2000 operating systems. This feature is great for displaying visualization on a second monitor or through a video projector onto a wall or screen.
To utilize the dual monitor feature you will need to install either, a dual monitor output video card, or two video cards into your computer system. Most modern motherboards have a single AGP or PCI-Express video card slot, which means you will need to either install a PCI video card for the second monitor, or replace your AGP or PCI-Express card with a dual monitor output video card.
Tips for PCI display adapter configuration:
Tip for home users
If you are a home user, and use your system for other applications, then you would be best to set up your high resolution AGP video card as your primary display adapter, and your low resolution PCI video card as your secondary display adapter, which is for your visualization output.
Tip: Before installation of your secondary PCI video card you may need to select your AGP video card as your Primary VGA card in your system bios.
Tip for DJ's
If you are a DJ, and require high resolution video output for your visualization display, then you would be best to select your PCI video card as your primary display adapter, and your AGP video card as your secondary display adapter. You will therefore be using OtsAV on your PCI display adapter and the visualization will be output to the high resolution AGP video card.
Install your second video card, drivers, and monitor.
When you restart
Windows you will receive the following message, on your second
.......If you can read this message, Windows has successfully initialized this display adapter. To use this adapter as part of your Windows desktop, ..........
To enable your second display device, right-click on the Desktop.
Select the Settings tab. You should see two monitors displayed with the numbers 1 and 2 on their screens.
In this example we will set up OtsAV on your primary monitor, number 1, and the visualization on the secondary monitor, number 2.
Click the number 2 monitor. You will be prompted by the "The monitor you have selected is currently disabled...." message.
Click the Yes button to enable this monitor.
Set the appropriate Color settings and the Screen Area size for your second monitor.
Make sure the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor option is selected.
Click the OK button.
How to configure the MilkDrop plug-in for display on a second monitor
Go to Options -> Visual FX -> Configure Plugin.
In the Render Mode drop down menu select Fullscreen.
In the Monitor drop down menu select the display adapter you want the visualization to be displayed on. (It will most probably be \\.\Display 2)
In the Misc.settings: option select the Clear screen at start up option.
You are now ready to run the visualization. Generate a playlist of your favorite music and get OtsAV playing.
Go to menu View -> Visual FX... You should see the visualization displayed on the second monitor.
How to integrate the MilkDrop visualization plugin