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movies via PC to TV, wont work...

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by mogwai, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. mogwai

    mogwai Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2011
    I'm using bitsoup to download movies onto my PC, then shifting the d/load onto a USB and connecting that to my laptop, which in turn is connected to a Panasonic Viera plasma tv via a VGA cable. The desktop picture shows on the tv screen, minus the icons, but the movie wont...it plays fine on the laptop but nothing on the tv, just the desktop background. I've selected 'PC' in the AV dropdown...what am I doing wrong? We have an internet gateway happening in the house, can I play it through the Wii, directly from the PC, instead? (or PS2, maybe?) Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm no IT tech-whiz, so please explain any solutions simply...i.e: 'Tech-Talk for Dummies 101', lol! Thanks...:eek:
  2. fairnooks

    fairnooks Banned

    Oct 1, 2007
    Sounds like an overlay problem, or it in the way both screens are configured. Have you tried moving whatever mdia player you are using beyond each edge of the laptop screen to see if it appears in any way on the TV? If it does, just drag it completely over there.
    Otherwise go into the display controls and determine how the two screens are configured in relation to one another. Sometimes you can configure the video only to play on one screen at full screen, but it really depends on the options available. Doesn't sound like you are in clone mode where both screens are the same, but maybe Extended, in which case just dragging the video over should work.
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