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fullscreen video in split window?
wattro
Hey all,

I'm trying to figure out if its possible to full screen within a split monitor? I have a vertical monitor that's split in half. When I watch Youtube, I want to full screen the video, but have it stay just within the split, and not fullscreen the entire monitor.

Is this possible and is there an option for this?

Thanks,
watt

ps: will keep searching in the meantime
Aug 23, 2014  • #1
wattro
After seeing a couple other threads, I realize this probably isn't possible, yet.

Is there an update to when it might be possible? This is something I am really missing.
Aug 23, 2014  • #2
Rob Nijlaan
This was the only function i hoped for when buying this.

The only reason i need to go out of surround, is when i want to watch a movie full screen.
Because the video elsewhise overlaps on my other 2 monitors...
Aug 25, 2014  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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Unfortunately we don't have an ETA yet on when we'll be able to implement this. Splitting full screen video is much trickier than normal windows :(

We'll definitely post an update here when we are able to implement it though!

Thanks!
Aug 25, 2014  • #4
jerone's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Subscribing to this post. Hoping this would be possible with Powerpoint and a browser.
Jan 14, 2015  • #5
HeyRay2
For the time being, you can make use of the "Pop Out" feature for many popular online video sites and then maximize the popout window to one of your splits.

For YouTube, there is a "pop out" extension available for most browsers, like Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/popout-for-youtube/pofekaindcmmojfnfgbpklepkjfilcep?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog
Feb 22, 2015  • #6
Worldinc
Any news on this request? Any new ETA? This is something I would REALLY like to use.
Mar 15, 2015  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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Not yet, sorry. We will post an update if we are able to make this work.
Mar 16, 2015  • #8
Michael Francis
Also been waiting on this feature for a long time, any word on this and can you give us information on if this is a priority?
May 20, 2015  • #9
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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It's one of those things that will take an enormous amount of effort just to see if it's even possible, so it wasn't a priority. However, we are planning to have a look at this later this year to see if it's doable, and if all goes well, we will definitely post an update when it's available.

Thanks!
May 21, 2015  • #10
ericc2728
where can I monitor a thread where I know when this feature will become available? i really need this. Thanks!
Nov 21, 2015  • #11
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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We will post an update in this thread if/when it's available :)

Thanks!
Nov 24, 2015  • #12
CptFumbles
subscribed!
Nov 27, 2015  • #13
wazooda
Subscribed!
Dec 6, 2015  • #14
Jcee's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Just a potential avenue for exploration. don't eyefinity/surround displays allow for video to span?
If so finding a way to enable it conditionally (In this case when a movie is maximized, but it would also be nice if it ran with certain games/executables automatically)
This wouldn't cover all users, but it would blanket 90-95% (and I believe there may be an install-able alternative for users with intel/misc cards
Dec 7, 2015  • #15
itellus
I would also like this feature. The pop-out works for now so thanks for that work-around, but it would be nice to not need that. I recently upgraded to a 4K monitor and I have it split into four windows. I am thinking of adding another for a total of 8 "screens." I LOVE displayfusion and it makes using a 4K monitor as four monitors actually usable. I am very happy with my switch. I upgraded to the 8.x beta hoping for this feature, but it isn't in there yet. Popout works for YouTube. I need to see if I can get the same for Vimeo, Amazon, and other websites which I may watch in the corner while doing other work. If you can eventually add this natively, that would be great. Thanks for making an awesome product!
Dec 14, 2015  • #16
pmoll
Any update on this?
I want to split my screen in two sections and run a Powerpoint presentation in one split and display an image in the other

Cheers
Patrick
Apr 15, 2016  • #17
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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No update yet, sorry!
Apr 15, 2016  • #18
Dean Sorenson765519's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'm assuming this hasn't been implemented yet? It would be a killer feature. Maybe even something to add to promotional video?
Aug 20, 2016 (modified Aug 20, 2016)  • #19
Aaron Preslin
I was thinking about buying a 4k 55" TV to split up use as quad 27" monitors. I downloaded the trial of displayfusion. The inability to fullscreen any app (YouTube, VLC, Slingplayer, Time Warner streaming video, and another app I use to view a PTZ camera) in a quadrant without workarounds is a dealbreaker. Bummer, the software looks pretty nice otherwise.
Sep 10, 2016 (modified Sep 15, 2016)  • #20
turkey415
Virtual Display Manager does this exact thing. You can fullscreen a video from like youtube or netflix and it will stay in your smaller window. be careful with thier support cuz im still waiting for a lic after 2 weeks however when i was using it in trial mode it worked great for videos.

so yeah go to this site. It works.

i bought a 4k tv and have it setup with 6 virtual monitors and i can open up netflix small so that i can continue to work on other stuff while i watch tv.

http://www.ishadow.com/
Sep 18, 2016  • #21
Aaron Preslin
Great tip turkey415! I too tested that virtual display manager software http://www.ishadow.com/vdm/ and was successful running applications as fullscreen in their respective configured quadrants. So it looks like it it possible, display fusion looks to be missing the boat here.

Thanks!
Aaron
Sep 18, 2016 (modified Sep 18, 2016)  • #22
Shawn Barnhart
Quote:
Virtual Display Manager does this exact thing. You can fullscreen a video from like youtube or netflix and it will stay in your smaller window. be careful with thier support cuz im still waiting for a lic after 2 weeks however when i was using it in trial mode it worked great for videos.

so yeah go to this site. It works.

i bought a 4k tv and have it setup with 6 virtual monitors and i can open up netflix small so that i can continue to work on other stuff while i watch tv.

http://www.ishadow.com/


Do you know if this is compatible with DisplayFusion running at the same time?

I will be re-doing my multi-monitor setup before Christmas, switching from 3 1600x1050 displays to 1 40" 4K display & 2 of my older 1600x1050 displays and display splitting is pretty much a make or break element of using a large 4k display, and ideally the splits should work nearly as identically as possible to the physical version of the split monitors -- "full screen" only being full screen within a split region.

I've used the DF version of splitting a little bit (it's only truly useful for me on low res monitors with text-mode debugging sessions) and I know it will handle the minimum basics of window zooming being locked to split regions, but the lack of respect for splits by app windows for "full screen" video modes is kind of an irritant. With my planned layout I can use my older displays for full screen video rather than split regions, so its ultimately not a deal breaker.

One thing I can't figure out is how display card makers like nVidia are dealing with large, 4k (and soon 5k or 8k) displays. IMHO, much of this problem would be "solved" if the display adapter had configuration options for display splitting and presented the operating system with virtual physical monitors.

This way "full screen" and other window manager features in the operating system would work unmodified since the OS would simply think it was displaying on N physical monitors. This should even allow for altering a split region's resolution as can be done now with a physical multi-monitor setup, since to Windows it would be a physical display.

This would even be useful on smaller 2k/4k resolution displays (like high end laptops), where a split could be at panel native resolution and the other side at a better working resolution.
Oct 10, 2016  • #23
Mohammad Saim21273's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Hi.

I was running the same problem but I would like to share what just happened recently. I use 3 1050p monitors with Nvidia surround. I tried every setting but the movies on VLC and Youtube stretch across 3 screens making it very unpleasant to watch. But here is something to ponder upon; last night I bought an HDTV to go on top of the 3 surround screens. I was waiting for the technician to mount the TV when I started plugging and unplugging display port/HDMi cables. Guess what? I was just passing time and played a video on Youtube. It MAXIMIZED to ONE SCREEN ONLY! But when I connected the TV and configured everything again, the problem was back.

Its hard to believe, but the problem DID go away. I have been trying to fix it again but can't find the solution.

I was searching the net for a solution and found this thread. I immediately created an account on this forum to share my experience, and just to let you all know that the problem can be fixed using display fusion, but the solution/setting is hidden somewhere.

If anyone does find the solution, please let me know. THE SOLUTION IS POSSIBLE.

I use Display Fusion 8.0 pro
Oct 16, 2016  • #24
rock99rock
Quote:
Virtual Display Manager does this exact thing. You can fullscreen a video from like youtube or netflix and it will stay in your smaller window. be careful with thier support cuz im still waiting for a lic after 2 weeks however when i was using it in trial mode it worked great for videos.

so yeah go to this site. It works.

i bought a 4k tv and have it setup with 6 virtual monitors and i can open up netflix small so that i can continue to work on other stuff while i watch tv.

http://www.ishadow.com/


This does the exact same thing DF does. When you fullscreen slingbox, it still overlays all quadrants and ignores the boundaries set by DF or WDM for "Full Video" mode. Subscribed.

Any update on this DF? Its been years...
Nov 27, 2016  • #25
Shawn Barnhart
Quote:
This does the exact same thing DF does. When you fullscreen slingbox, it still overlays all quadrants and ignores the boundaries set by DF or WDM for "Full Video" mode. Subscribed.

Any update on this DF? Its been years...


I doubt this is something that DF can "fix" easily.

The ideal solution, IMHO, is for video cards to manage the display splitting in hardware. If you split a 4k display into 4 1920x1080 displays, the operating system would then see it as if you had 4 physical displays connected and treat each one like it does unique monitors now, including limiting full screen video to the individual (but virtual) display.

Another (albeit less desirable) technique would be for the *monitor* to handle display splitting. I think this would work with DisplayPort, which allows daisy-chaining. The display would simply tell the display adapter how many virtual screens you had but display them in the split layout chosen.

With 4k and higher displays becoming common, I would also kind of expect Windows itself to come up with some kind of solution as well for managing display splitting. But considering how clumsy Windows has handled scaling up to this point, I won't hold my breath.
Nov 28, 2016  • #26
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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Hey guys, we are planning to revisit this for the next version of DisplayFusion. As Shawn mentioned, it's unlikely that we'll be able to constrain full screen software, due to the way it renders directly to the full display, but we are going to have a quick look into it again to see if anything's changed since the last time we tried it out.

Thanks!
Nov 29, 2016  • #27
Jason253
Please do this. I bought the humble bundle just for this software to set my ultrawide in portrait and split it in 4 and full screen each.
Dec 3, 2016  • #28
recoil's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
subscribed.

Would be quite useful, but no idea if it's actually feasible at the software level as opposed to hardware or OS level.

Popout extensions are useful for popular video sites like Youtube and Vimeo, but there are lots of sites that stream video but aren't supported by the popout extensions.

For Adobe flash player videos, there is a popout extension in Chrome: Popup Flash Video - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/popup-flash-video/hiiiompmigddkinbjjnacfjeodhipcah?utm_source=chrome-app-launcher-info-dialog

Seems you have to turn on some experimental settings in Chrome to get it to work, which I didn't want to mess with on my 'production' computer.
12 days ago (modified 12 days ago)  • #29
Guy Montag
Does this same thing apply to Fullscreen video games?

I'd really like to be able to use Display Fusion to split an ultra-wide display into an area on the left for a 3d game, and an area on the right for a browser.

It would be fine if I could run the game in full-screen windowed mode. Actually that is ideal as it would allow me to quickly move between screens.
6 days ago  • #30
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
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@Guy: It wouldn't be possible for games, no. Full screen videos still behave somewhat like normal windows, but games are different beasts that are much less flexible. DirectX and OpenGL basically just force render themselves to the full primary monitor when a game is set to full screen. Sorry!
6 days ago  • #31
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