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Video won't play on TV

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Psyk, 1 Aug 2006.

  1. Psyk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,444

    Location: Leamington Spa

    I have some videos in .rm format and I'm playing them in media player classic. They play fine on my TFT screen but when I'm using the video out on my graphics card they just won't play on the TV. Most videos do no problem in media player classic. Anyone got any ideas why they don't play? The player window is just completely black when it's moved across to the TV.
     
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    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jun 2004

    Posts: 295

    Location: Doncaster

    try disabling hardware acceleration...

    right click desktop, properties, settings tab, advanced button, troubleshooting tab then slide the bar to the far left...

    let us know how you get on


    :)

    [email protected]
     
  3. topher

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,568

    set the TV as your primary display... I have seen this happen a few times

    Topher
     
  4. Psyk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,444

    Location: Leamington Spa

    Cheers that works.
     
  5. SteveOBHave

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 Mar 2006

    Posts: 6,588

    Location: Sydney Australia

    Bit of a nasty work around tho, you could try going into Tools - Preferences - Hardware and turning the Video Card Compatibility to 'Most Reliable"...
     
  6. Psyk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,444

    Location: Leamington Spa

    Doesn't seem too bad. It doesn't move my desktop across. Only problem is that games open on the other screen. Easy enough to change back when I'm done.

    Got another media player classic related question though. If it's playing in full screen, it goes back into a window if I click on the other screen. I can't find any options to change this. Is there a way to get vlc to play realmedia files? Or maybe some alternative software (except realplayer itself, I hate that).