OnStage is not compatible with Windows Vista or PowerPoint 2007.
PowerPoint Version Support: OnStage is supported on Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2005 (PowerPoint 95, 97 and the PowerPoint Viewer are not supported). PowerPoint 2007 is not supported.
DirectShow Issues: Some software products install MPEG decoders that break DVD playback through DirectShow. This can prevent OnStage from operating properly on your machine. See the Knowledge Base for specific information about this problem.
Commercial DVD Titles: While OnStage DVD for PowerPoint supports playback of commercial DVD titles, navigation restrictions common to many commercial DVD titles (UOPs) frequently force viewing of a copyright warning or preview. It may not be capable of starting clips where you would like. Always test with your DVD title!
PowerPoint Shows: PowerPoint presentations built with OnStage must be played as a .PPT file using the PowerPoint application. OnStage is not supported as a PowerPoint Show (.PPS file) or by the PowerPoint package viewer, as PowerPoint disables external controls in these instances.
Refunds: Because we provide a free, fully-functional test drive of OnStage DVD for PowerPoint, please test playback with your DVD titles before purchasing a license! No refunds are provided once a permanent key is issued.
Dual Monitor: OnStage DVD for PowerPoint does not support dual monitor playback or Presenter View with two monitors. To display on two monitors, you must mirror the primary monitor. Since each machine will differ, always test on your PC!
Most laptop computers have a function key or software command to activate or deactivate video output. With most laptops, this command acts as a toggle switch: repeat the command to display the image on the internal laptop display, the external display (projector) or both displays simultaneously. In some cases, the simultaneous display setting will not work properly if the native resolution of the projector does not match the native resolution of the laptop LCD display. This means that the internal display of some laptops will need to be turned OFF to achieve optimal image quality on the projector.
The following links provide video activation commands for common laptops. Some manufacturers use different commands for different models. If the commands listed for your brand do not work, consult your notebook manual for the proper command.
SFSU Laptop Mirroring Chart: click here
Infocus Laptop Video Activation Chart: click here.