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Old 7th September 2005
ieh4f ieh4f is offline
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To enable overlay...

First, click start -> Run -> "dxdiag", Click "Display" tab
Make sure directdraw acceleration is enabled.

Then, make sure you have no other players running, close all preview windows, all other programs and excess windows and leave only BSplayer running. Then...

Lower your resolution first to 800*600 then to 640*480
Lower your desktop colors count to 16bit depth, if it doesn't work then to 256 colors
Lower your display refresh frequency to 60hz.

You may not only have a slow PC, you may also have a graphics card with 8mb or less. After doing one or all three above BSplay should work in overlay. And if you have only 4mb graphics card or less, well, it was time to upgrade anyway

If you use 256 colors and want to use subtitles, make sure you set in BSplayer preferences to display subtitles in overlay. Otherwise you may get crashes with subtitles.

help l tried to use overlay in 256 color, but the bs player say my graphics hardware is not capable of something and l need to update its driver. sorry but how do l check my notebook's graphics card and how do l update its driver? how to lower the display refresh frequency and disable both active desktop and overlay mode in winsdows ME?
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