How do I play my movies from the external hard drive on the TV. I do not yet own a HD TV with all the ports. Is there a devise to use ? Is there a devise to use to play the music from the external hard drive to the stereo receiver ?
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Re: Using the External Hard Drive
The external hard drive has to be connected to the computer, then from the computer you have to connect a cable to the TV. New TV's have a vga cable, where you can connect the computer directly to the TV, but some might have older cables.
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I do not know if the 1 Tb external hard will work on the USB ports on the LCD TVs.
What do you want to store on the 1 Tb USB hard drive and display on the LCD TVs?
Most LCD TVs can access USB memory sticks and display DVI movies (if supported by the TV), photos etc. that are stored on these USB memory sticks.
Try inserting an USB hard drive (borrow one if necessary, can be any capacity) into the USB port to see if it works before you decide to purchase a 1 Tb USB hard drive.
My suggestion would be to purchase a 1 Tb USB memory stick. This would out perform an external USB hard drive.
1. First, you need to select the external drive while saving any game.
2. Try to play it from External drive first, if game does not play from external drive then try to play it from the Internal drive.
3. It does not make any difference whether you are playing game from external or interna drive because both the drives will use the computer resources and softwares to play the games.
Which Operating system are you currently using? By default XP/Vista/7 should have generic drivers sufficient for using the device as external storage, To Check and make sure the drive is being properly recognized simply double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop if using windows XP. Or in Vista/Windows 7, click on the Start Button and then scroll over to Computer and Click. the hard drive should be listed in there. Take note of the drive letter . If you'd like to save items to it simply save to the new drive ( when within the program of your choice, Word, Windows Media Player etc ) by selecting the new drive in the "Save To" Window. ( Be Default most windows systems should store all information on the C:\ Drive ) your new external drive should be listed with a different letter ( F:\ G:\ etc )
Good morning! first, make sure your external hard drive is properly connected to the USB port, then try to start / restart your computer again, automatically the computer should recognized the attached external HDD. best regards.
Both methods will work, but you will tend to have more control on the quality of the saved video if you "rip" the DVD yourself. There are several methods to rip a DVD. One, you can use the program SUPER, which is free, to rip to a single file. Otherwise you will have to use several programs. The second method is to use DVD Decrypter to rip the dvd. Then use VOB2MPG to combine the separate VOB files. Finally, use SUPER to compress the DVD video to your liking. In order to use your external hard drive to display to your TV, you have 2 choices. One, move your computer to your living room and buy an aftermarket video card to output to the TV. Two, buy a cheap computer which can run video w/o lagging and install an aftermarket video card to output to the TV. I hope this helps in your DVD video adventures.
2 choices for you. Get the external to run the game or 2. Add a larger hdd to the system as a slave drive leaving the smaller drive as the master. If you go the 2nd route just make sure you buy a compatible hdd. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer.
I understand that you are trying to move data from your computer to an external hard drive.
You can just copy and paste the files like Music, Pictures to the external movies when it is connected to the computer. The hard drive owuld be listed as an removable storage device icon in the My Computer window if you are using windows XP.
However, we cannot just copy and paste the programs in the hard drive. You need the installation files to be copied to the external hard drive, if you want them to eb backed up.