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playing dvds via s video

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by cablefoxley, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. cablefoxley

    cablefoxley Thread Starter

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    Hi guys im trying to get dvds working via an s video cable. iv got the picture up on screen of the desktop no problem. I have got sound working but theres no picture of the dvd when im playing it back, can any one help. im using intervideo win dvd 4 if that helps and of course iv got normal windows media(n)

    thanks
     
  2. stantley

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    Your display setup should be extended desktop and not clone mode.

    Have the DVD playing in the media player on the computer monitor, drag the window over to the TV display, then maximize the window or go to full screen.
     
  3. cablefoxley

    cablefoxley Thread Starter

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    not to sure what you mean to do, it allows me to view any docs and games, but when i insert the dvd i still get the rest of the screen for the media player but it wont show the picture. Any chance of more of a step by step guide?

    cheers
     
  4. stantley

    stantley

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    First, when you put in a DVD and startup the media player does it display OK on your computer monitor?

    If what is being displayed on the computer monitor is exactly the same as what is on the TV then you're in clone mode. Are you in clone mode?
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    One issue may be DRM for commercial DVD media. It used to be that you couldn't play a DVD on the S-Video or composite outputs, don't know if that's changed nowadays or not.
     
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