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DVD player into graphics card question

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Townlea, 3 Mar 2006.

  1. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    HI I have a DVD player with video out options:

    scart, video composite and s-video connection

    I want to connect this to my graphics card (XFX 7800GT)

    that came with these cables....

    [​IMG]

    Any ideas what I do software wise? when i connect S-video out on the DVD player to S-Video in on the graphics card?


    Thanks
    Townlea
     
  2. PinkPig

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,543

    Out of curiosity may I ask why you want to do this? The picture will be far worse than from playing the DVD on your computer. Don't eat me, just a question.
     
  3. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    I wish I could my friend BUT! when ever I start installing games it doesn't allow me to play them through any dvd software.

    I want to know how to do this for my xbox 360 aswell :)
     
  4. JaFFa

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,905

    Location: London


    I wish i knew what that meant. A 360 will plug directly into a onitor with a vga cable and it will look a lot better than if you run it through the gfx card.

    As for dvds do you not have a dvd drive ?
     
  5. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    As I have previously said no DVD software plays DVDs when I instal games.. this seems the only way.

    All I want to know is how to do it :)

    Thanks for the 360 tip anyway ;)

    EDIT: I don't know why it wont let me play DVDs It just comes up with errors. Reinstalled XP ... works fine... instal games ... doesn't play DVDs anymore.. weird :(
     
    Last edited: 3 Mar 2006
  6. Phil99

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,900

    Get a VGA cable for the 360 and use that to play DVDs.
     
  7. fornowagain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,835

    Location: UK

    Starforce? Have a look for this royal pain in the behind.

    Try removing the DVD region locks, may help.
     
  8. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    Hi, I only have the 360 on odd occasions (tuesday - wednesday and sometimes on friday night)
     
  9. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    What do you mean by this?

    EDIT: sorry double post my bad
     
  10. fornowagain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,835

    Location: UK

  11. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    Hi, I found the starforce drivers as it shows... used the utility and it still doesn't play DVDs... I checked to see if the drivers had been removed and they have....

    This is the error that appears:

    The DVD cannot be played. Key exchange for DVD copy protection failed.

    EDIT: Just had a search around and found out what to do .. problem sorted plus I can play my PS2 slimline on my PC now... just downloaded the 7 series VIVO drivers.

    Thanks for all your help
     
    Last edited: 4 Mar 2006