How to watch DivX/AVI movies by TV-out on the TV ?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Mike Kleiber, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Mike Kleiber

    Mike Kleiber Guest

    My laptop has a TV-Out connector and I can watch DivX/AVI movies on the screen as usual
    by one of these video media software players.

    Now I want to watch these movies on the "normal" TV. I have everything which is physically necessary:
    A TV-out connector, a suitable cable to the SCART interface at the back of the TV.

    However it does not work. I assume I need a driver or a special software to make this construction running.

    Is there a Win2000/WinXPPro built-in solution to direct the movie stream over the TV-Out to
    the TV?

    Do I need a driver OR a special software for that or both?

    Mike Kleiber, Oct 31, 2003
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    Jason Guest

    to make this construction running.
    It should work. What kind of video card?
    Jason, Oct 31, 2003
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    Samuel Paik Guest

    It may be updated drivers are necessary, but... Many graphics
    chips only have accelerated video in one window on the primary display.

    This brings up two possibilities: make your tv output the primary display,
    or force your avi player to display in non-accelerated mode.

    The first may be possible from the Display Properties control panel,
    check out the Settings->Advanced...

    Several strategies are possible to achieve the second, for example, if
    you have another avi player installed, start it up before starting up
    the video you actually want to view.
    Samuel Paik, Oct 31, 2003
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    Dan Maas Guest

    Some media player software has problems sending video to TV-Out
    because it uses the YUV overlay feature of your video card, which
    isn't routed to TV-Out. You can get around this by going into the
    Preferences/Options for your media player and disabling all hardware
    accleration (especially anything that says "YUV overlay").

    Dan Maas, Oct 31, 2003
  5. You know what's great for that? Download a free/demo program called
    TVTool (a quick Google search will bring it up).

    - yvan
    Yvan J. Gagnon, Oct 31, 2003
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    Ludo Guest

    I had the same problem. You need to go to the advanced settings of your
    videocard and make your monitor a slave of the TV.Your TV must be set as
    Most cards can show video only on one medium at the time...

    to make this construction running.
    Ludo, Nov 1, 2003
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    Alan Preston Guest

    Hi Mike,

    I also do this and all you need is the correct lead and enable the tv out
    this is normally on the display properties or a shirtcut button on the

    Hope this helps
    to make this construction running.
    Alan Preston, Nov 14, 2003
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