duel monitors on Intel NUC (i3)

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    Darius Aleksas
    I cannot speak for Linux OS, but this will work on Windows OS NUC.
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    Paul Lamontagne

    Hey Friends.
    to ask this in a different way...I have the Intel NUC (i7) with an HDMI and RGB video out.  So it makes sense that you can hook up two screens as these are video outputs.  It should display the same image to two screens. 

    Variation question on this...so the one media player (NUC) is associated to one RV DisplayID.  Can you associate one media player to two RV DisplayIDs, thus sending one image out on one video output (HDMI) and then another image out on the other?  In other words can you associate two DisplayIDs to one media player with two video outputs and run two separate presentations?

    I ask this because I have two displays hanging right next to each other and it would be nice to use one Intel NUC to run both screens with the different presentations.  Saves install cost and space.  Just thought I would ask.

    Thanks.
    Paul

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    Darius Aleksas

    Paul, no, you cannot assign two different IDs to the same display. It is not gonna work the way you thinking. The display will work as a typical Windows PC in multi-display setup... it will combine both displays into one larger display. You still can do what you wanted, though. You can use premium 'embedded presentations' app or simply make one large presentation, which you split in the middle and work your presentation content for each display side separately. I made a 3-screen menu presentation this way.

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    Darius Aleksas

    In addition. If you were to test this setup, you need to know that it is not all that straight forward with Rise Vision. I had to manually edit a couple of files (?) in RV installation folder by punching in the combined resolution of both displays. I can find that info from the old RV Forum if you want.

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    Paul Lamontagne

    Hi Darius.
    maybe my post was confusing...I am not trying to combine two IDs to one large display.  It is the opposite.  Basically display A running presentation A and display B, running presentation B just using one media player. Displays are totally independent of each other.  They just happen to be sitting next to each other and are managed by separate users.  One media player, running two different presentations using two different DisplayIDs.  I set it up with two different media players connecting to two separate screens, but I just thought it would be nice to use only one media player since there are two video outputs.

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Paul

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    Darius Aleksas

    Got it, Paul. Yes, you can use one NUC for 2 displays. Again, it is gonna be one presentation the size of 2 displays. The content can be independent on both of them by using 2 instances of the 'embedded presentation' app or simply designing 1 presentation accordingly. And setting the player is a bit hacky, but not difficult.

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    Darius Aleksas

    But you also need to be mindful about your hardware and content. NUCs do not have dedicated GPU and pushing more pixels with the added display will take some computing power away from the CPU. It may cause overheating and consequential throtelling. It is not gonna be a problem with a 'light' content, but for more demanding presentations get a more robust NUC. Also, install Core Temp (free app) and monitor the temps under the typical use. NUCs are passively cooled, so you might want to install some little USB powered fans near the vents. Also, you can bring up Task Manager and switch to the performance tab to see how the CPU/memory is holding up against the typical use. Run some tests and see what you can do with your hardware.

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    Paul Lamontagne

    Okay.  Thanks for that answer.  Always good to learn something new on this platform.  I enjoy reading these posts in the RV Community.  

    Thanks,
    Paul

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