PC to TV Streaming Video Problem

March 14, 2006 at 03:48:03
Specs: WinXP, 1500MHz/512MB

I have an issue with watching Video from PC to TV via my Laptop.

Background: I have been successful in connecting my laptop to my TV. And as such, I am able to see my desktop (ie Windows) successfully on the TV in full color and with excellent resolution.

However, whenever I try and watch a VIDEO playing with via either WinDVD, Ulead, or Windows Media10 (nb: I have tried each) and then transmit to the TV via S-Video - the streaming video component is always blank! The video file plays fine on the laptop - however no streaming video is apparent on the tv simultaneously?

What is confusing is I can see the "skins" of the media player applications on the TV (and all components of the desktop); and I can also hear the audio - however the streaming picture (which I can see only on the Laptop) does not show on the TV?

Can anyone please help...it has been quite frustrating!!


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March 31, 2006 at 02:30:34
I would guess this is a hardware acceleration problem.

If you take a screen shot of the streaming media, then close the app and paste the screen shot in to paint you'll probably see the same problem.

The solution is to go to control panel, open display, then go to settings and hit advanced.

In the next screen go to troubleshoot and slide the hardware acceleration bar down to none.

This may affect the quality or speed of the streaming but should fix the problem if I'm right about the cause.

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March 31, 2006 at 08:01:34
I had the same problem with a Toshiba Satellite. You simply go into your display properties and change a setting. Now mine works. I need another cable to get sound, but at least I can now see the video.

From the desktop right click and go into properties. Under settings, click Advanced. With my ATI card I click Overlay and Clone Mode Options and the choose Same on All. Yours may be a little different but it worked for me. You have to do this with it plugged into the TV or you'll get the cloning option grayed out.

Hope this helps.

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