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Cannot project movies in powerpoint

He is trying to play movies to a projector using a powerpoint presentation he has. His computer shows fine on the projector, but when he tries to play the video, it shows on his computer but not the projector. As soon as the movie is stopped, the projector will show his computer again. This used to work a couple of days ago, but system restore did not help. He tried using a different projector of his, but the same thing happened. We now think it is something wrong with the computer. We tried using different fn - f8 combinations, but to no avail. What is wrong?Dell model number: Latitude d620Toshiba projector model number: TDP-T45He is not using usb, but is using the cable with lots of pins (I don't remember the name).He is also using Office 2007 professional.

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  • photogman
    photogman Apr 20, 2008

    Thanks, I'll try that tomorrow and let you know the result.  

  • photogman
    photogman Apr 20, 2008

    One more thing I forgot to add-


    We have logmein installed on his computer.  Whenever I connected to his computer and then we tried to play the videos, they would play.  I don't know why it would do that.  

  • photogman
    photogman Apr 20, 2008

    As soon as I connect to his computer, it projects.

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I have encountered this same problem once in the office when i was trying to do the same thing.

The solution:
*Assuming you have windows xp*

1) make sure the projector and the laptop are connected (FN+F8), do a right click anywhere in your desktop then go to settings by default Monitor 1 would be your Lattitude D620 and Monitor 2 should be your projector, to make sure of that click on the 'identify' it should show a 1 in your laptop and a 2 on the projector
2) now select monitor 2 and select 'use this device as my primary monitor' check mark, by doing this your videos should play in your monitor but they will be a blank/black screen on the laptop (basically we are reverting the order).

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Try changing the display resolution , best resoultion is to try it at 800 x 600 or 1024 x768.
Let me know if that works


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Change the codec of the movie or "avi" file. It seems that some projectors don't like specific codecs.

To change codec you need to use some type of conversion software. I use Bink and Smacker. Pretty good one!

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