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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by craigwp, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. craigwp

    craigwp Thread Starter

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    I've had fun learning how to download and burn movies and play them on my computer so now something new to learn would be nice. :) :) (y)
    I have s-video jacks on both my computer and my TV and I would like to know what else I need (besides a cable) to watch my movies on my TV. Is there special software needed?

    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. thecoalman

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    If you hook it up to the TV it should play whatever is on the monitor. S-Video is video only though, you'll have to either listen to the audio through your computer speakers or send it to an external receiver.
     
  3. craigwp

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    Send it to an external speaker? Please explain.
     
  4. thecoalman

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    For example if you wanted to send the audio to your TV speakers you would need to unplug your computer speakers. Plug in a mini-stereo plug to RCA adpter and run the RCA cable to the TV, or vice versa have a RCA to mini plug adapter on the TV and use a mini plug cable.

    You need to send the audio from your soundcard output in some fashion and the choices you have depends on the what type of connections the soundcard has. You may even be able to send the signal from the speakers if they have some kind of output like a headphone jack.
     
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    This was the cable that I got to hook mine up http://www.svideo.com/7pin4pin.html. Be aware that there are 2 kinds of S-video plugs, 7 pin and 4 pin. Most video cards have 7 pin and most TV's have 4 pin. So either get one similar to the one I got or one that is 4 pin on both ends.
     
  6. craigwp

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    I have the pc to computer hooked up and I can see the pc desktop and even folders etc but when I click to play the movie the player shows on the tv but the video is to dark to see.

    Anyone, help on this please?
     
  7. craigwp

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    I messed around with different media players and old faithful came through for me. I opened the AVI with Alshow the free media player from
    http://www.altools.net/

    and it was bee-u-tee-ful.

    Thanks for the help.:) (y)
     
  8. ashmo_uk

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    If I was you, I would convert the video files on your computer to DVD formate, then burn them onto a DVD to play in your DVD player.
     
  9. craigwp

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    I've tried that and the dvd's will play but I have no control over things like pause, stop, rewind etc.
    Perhaps I'm doing something wrong . Any clues ?

    Thanks, Craig
     
  10. thecoalman

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    Did you just burn them as data DVD's? I'd imagine bunred as data stop and pause functionality would be dependant on the player, many players won't even play them just burned as data.

    For full funtionality use a authoring software. You're DVD burning package probably has something that will author them. If you can add chapters and menus it's authoring software. If not try Ulead Movie Factory... www.ulead.com
     
  11. craigwp

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    I have tried every program I could think of the convert AVI to DVD and I have no problems watching either AVI's or DVD's on my computer. but put a DVD in my player as I just did after converting an avi to dvd using uleads program I have the same problem.

    I may just use the cable and be done with it :)
     
  12. ashmo_uk

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    The best one is ConvertXtoDVD.
     
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