Is video output from laptop to tv exclusive to WMP?

By roseypeach
Nov 26, 2007
  1. Hi there,

    I just purchased a super duper svideo with audio out cable from and hooked my old laptop up to my large tv. I get great playback through Windows Media Player but cannot play any other content (ex. streaming video from internet, through DivX player, etc.)

    Does anyone know of a workaround for this? I appreciate any help, thanks!

  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    It shouldn't be exclusive to it. It probably has something to do with video overlay settings, so try changing the video display settings in the player applications (from overlay to VMR-7 or VMR-9, for example, if such things are available).
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    "cannot play" means what? The programs crash? The screen turns black?
  4. roseypeach

    roseypeach TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Let me clarify,..

    It doesn't transfer to the tv, the screen just stays blank. It plays on the computer when I use DivX player but doesn't show up on the tv. With WMP and Realplayer it plays on the television. However, when I open a video file with DiVx on my computer, it doesn't show up on the tv. I've checked for overlay settings in the DivX player but there are none.
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