Please don't move this to hardware as this post's mostly about install file associations.
Ref. enabling "extend windows desktop onto this monitor" for my RADEON ICP335 card, assuming I'm going about my aim correctly, I find WMP10 won't/doesn't 'overlay' played mpg's & other vids onto my standalone DVD Player.
While the player seems somewhat capable of this as it does display the laptop's desktop "background" (not the actual desktop w/icons, just the background picture I've chosen for the desktop).
Also the Windows screensaver's My Pictures screensaver kind of works as even though I can't see any differences in the jpeg picture's properties, some pictures only display on the laptop and the others only display on the DVD player's screen.
Advice thus far is to install VLC and set (it?) to overlay mode, but sorta wary of install associations as I don't know which prog's are codec and/or file hogs (bad experience once with Infraview).
Anyone have an good understanding about how best avoiding install issues by limiting VLC's associations?
When opting VLC's ass's, certainly existing app ass's must be considered, so advice there's needed.
I currently only run few vid file players (WMP10, WMPC649, FLV133 & QT713).
DVD and other media app's:
KWorld's analog to digital capturing software
(its mpeg editor, TVR & PVR)
Wisdom-soft AutoScreenRecorder30 (free* w/no audio)
Audacity126 (free digital audio editor)