watching movie on TV


G

Guest

Hi all,
I have my laptop plugged into my television through an S video cord, an
everything works fine until i try to play a movie. The movie plays on the
laptop screen, but does not play on the TV. Instead, the screen stays black
any ideas why this is happening?
 
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J

John Inzer

Brent said:
Hi all,
I have my laptop plugged into my television through an S video cord,
an everything works fine until i try to play a movie. The movie plays
on the laptop screen, but does not play on the TV. Instead, the
screen stays black any ideas why this is happening?
==========================
I don't know if the following links
will offer new info but it couldn't
hurt to have a look:

How to watch movies on your
TV with the computer
http://www.videohelp.com/play#tv

Proper TV-OUT Settings for ATI Videocards
http://tinyurl.com/yzj446

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Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
G

Guest

Brent, usually on the laptops there is an alternate function key to switch
the display between the laptop screen, the s-vid output , or both. Just look
at the keys and usually in either green or blue writing, you should see
something about this function. Hope this helps. To access these functions,
there is sometimes a key labeled [Alt. Fn.] or something similar.
 
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G

Guest

Hi Brent,

I had the same problem and finally(!) was able to solve it last night around
2AM. It has to do with primary and secondary displays. Apparently, Media
Player will only play the movie on the primary screen, so I had to change the
videocard (ATI) setup to designate my TV as a primary display. Now all I have
to do is to hook up sound :)

Hope it helps,

Luda
 

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