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S-Video displays desktop but doesnt dislay media player video

Hi, I am having a problem with my s-video hook up. I can see my desktop on my tv, but the video that's playing on my desktop does not play on my tv. I find it really odd that i can see everything but the video. I have tried using VLC media player, but it still does not work. Any ideas on what this may be? Thanks for your help.

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Right Click on the desktop, go to properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Troubleshoot, then
reduce the hardware acceleration to "None".

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I have had issues liek this also you can try this
open media player in the task bar you can see the tab right click on the tab and select move the cursor is now on the area to move the open window, simply left click and hold the left button down and move the cursore until the video comes into view on the tv
let me know if this works for you as I have not done this for awhile

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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