Cannot use Kodi while using multiple displays
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Hi everyone, I've been having this problem for a while and I'm out of ideas.

I cannot get Kodi to work while using multiple displays. My set up includes a regular computer monitor and a television. Previously, whenever I started playing a video (on either screen), the entire system would crash immediately. Just straight to desktop. The debug log gave me no hints as to why. This problem occured through multiple versions of Kodi, as far back as 18.3.

Now, (v18.8) Kodi doesn't open at all. The program appears in task manager but it won't actually open. Note that this problem only occurs when "extend this display" mode is turned on in Windows' display settings. My TV doesn't even have to be on or in use for Kodi to not work. Using just the monitor works, but if I wanted to watch movies/tv through my computer monitor I'd use VLC or something instead.

Things I've tried:
  • Different builds of Kodi: 18.3, 18.5, 18.6, 18.7, and now 18.8
  • Updating my BIOS and graphics/audio drivers.
  • Installing Kodi on my SSD with Windows instead of on my HDD.
  • Removing all add-ons. I don't even have my original files anymore.
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times.
  • Using the TV as my only display. It still crashes.
  • Using a different HDMI cord.

Some more info if it helps:
  •  I'm using Windows 10
  • I'm using a custom built PC (Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1060, 16gb RAM)
  • I only use videos stored on my hard drive
  • Kodi previously worked when the only major add-ons I used were Extras and Artwork Beef. I don't use Plex, Youtube, etc.
  • As far as I know, the problem didn't start after any kind of update or software/hardware change.
  • I watch Kodi through a Sony Bravia TV, connected via HDMI.

I asked about this on reddit and I got the incredibly helpful reply of "reinstall windows". Please, is there anything else I can try?

Debug log: https://paste.kodi.tv/loqidahori.kodi
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Cannot use Kodi while using multiple displays - by Ideal-Snake - 2020-08-02, 00:41


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