we’re planning a permanent multiscreen projection including 8 projectors and (nearly) 360 degrees of projection. Using several video cards we will obviously run into the old and really nerve-wracking problem of videos only playing on one video card at a time using directx. as we need to be able to play video, solutions are
stop programming in directx/vvvv ;(
get a funding for a nvidia plex system, which would be cool anyway, or
use the new radeon 5850/5870. this card has 3 outputs, amd tech support confirms that 3 of them would give us 9 outputs, all grouped to one big screen capable of playing games in fullscreen mode, using ati’s new “eyefinty” technology. but although i’ve stressed several times I’m working on directx9, tech support never gets clear if this was only working for directx11- can anybody bring light into this?
oh and we’ve never worked with vvvv on ati’s, any problems you know about?
The website says the following which is quite interesting.
Support is available for Duplicated (Clone) and Extended multiple monitor modes, with new support for the capability to group displays into a massive single large surface spanning across multiple displays for use with your desktop workspace, video playback, with support for both windowed and full screen 3D applications