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Connecting three monitors to one computer

A question from a reader:

Hello,
I hate to bother you but I have been reading on the internet about the multi-screen topics you write about. If you have time to answer my question – I would greatly appreciate it.
I have been assigned what seems to be an impossible project – and given almost nothing as a budget.
My company want me to create a 3 TV set visual in our business.
I see where you write about similar set-ups – I had hoped you can give me some direction.
This is ULTIMATELY what I would like to make happen.
We have a computer that sits there and has little other purpose.
I would like to use this computer to drive 3 modern TV sets (which have perhaps VGA inputs). I see some links you provide to companies that make video splitting devices – but we would need the model that costs almost 2 thousand – which is my entire budget – so this won’t work. Anyway – I am looking for a cheap way to connect 3 TV sets to a computer AND have the computer to run 3 separate programs which will feed these 3 separate TV sets. I may be able to get this down to 2 TV’s – but 3 is the ultimate goal.
What have you seen or read about that is cheap that may be able to do what I need? I really would appreciate any advice you have on the subject.

And my answer:

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.NET Development: How to Browse Files, Folders, and Directories

These two videos show you how to work with the file system in Visual Basic .NET, C#, and Visual Studio 2010. This video shows you how to browse drives, folders, and files in a Windows Forms application (though it would work exactly the same in an ASP.NET Web application). This video can help you prepare for the 70-536, 70-515, and 70-511 MCTS or MCPD exams. A C# version of this video is also available.

First, the Visual Basic .NET version:

Now, the C# version:

How to Work With Null Values in C# and Visual Basic .NET

Here are Visual Studio 2010 videos I put together as part of a training course to pass the the 70-536, 70-515, or 70-511 MCTS or MCPD exams. Be sure to watch them in HD.

First, the Visual Basic version:

Next, the C# version:

How to Raise and Respond to Custom Events in .NET

Here are videos I put together as part of a training course to pass the the 70-536, 70-515, or 70-511 MCTS or MCPD exams. Be sure to watch them in HD. First, the Visual Basic version:

Next, the C# Version:

Comparing Digital Camera Noise Reduction in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS5, and Noise Ninja

Here, I compare Digital Camera Noise Reduction in Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop CS5, and Noise Ninja. Lightroom is the quickest for those times when the picture doesn’t have to be perfect, and Noise Ninja is the best. I use Noise Ninja when I need to publish or sell a picture. Be sure to watch it in 1080p and full screen so you can see all the details.

Unknown DVD in Windows Media Player

Greetings, Tony

It is nice to be communicating with you. The question for which I’m in need of you help is probably a tough one: I’ve asked it in different places and never got an answer for it. So brace yourself:

I use Windows Media Player to watch movies, especially DVDs, and occasionally, Video CDs. I have no problem playing DVDs, be it a Hollywood one or personal one. Sound and picture is always great. However, Windows Media Player loves to call my beloved movies “Unknown DVD”. (I have included two screenshots.) But why? What’s wrong? How can I make Windows Media Player recognize my movies with their proper names? Is it something related to disc format or Windows Media Player itself?

Curiosity is killing me. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Regards,

John

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Firefox 3.6 Improvements

Firefox 3.6 has a couple of minor improvements. The one user’s will most appreciate is instant previews of personas, which are skins for Firefox. Basically, it shows a picture over the unused portions of your browser window. Go to GetPersonas.com to check them out.

As I detail in that video, there are also many behind-the-scenes improvements. Performance is up about 15% compared to Firefox 3.5, and the new version has support for several new types of Web content, including full-screen video (without using Flash), gradient backgrounds in CSS, Web Open Fonts Format, drag-and-drop support, and the ability for Web pages to interact with your computers accelerometer (if you have one, like the new Macs do).

I also cover how to fix incompatible add-ons. Basically, grab the Add-on Compatibility Reporter add-on and restart Firefox. Easy.