My TV out on the S-video port works great except when I want to watch any type of Movie file on the TV. In the past when I would play a movie (Any Format) on my laptop the TV would switch from displaying a mirror of the laptop screen to just displaying the video that was playing in Windows Media player recently the TV quit displaying videos is just displays what is on the laptop screen. Where the video window is for windows media player on the laptop is a black square on the TV screen. If I go full screen on the laptop and the whole screen is showing the video the TV just shows a black screen. The only exception is flash movies on like You tube or the CBS website. Any Ideas???
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You need to connect the computer to the tv and the seagate to the computer.
will need to connect the computer and tv by using a cable and connect
them. Your TV has ports such as VGA, S-Video or HDMI on it to allow it
to receive a signal from some external device. Your computer needs to
have the same type of port or you will need something (some type of
adapter) to make the tv and computer think they have the same type of
connecting ports. Most laptops have an extra port for displaying on an
external device such as a tv. Most desktops don't have an extra port so
you will need to purchase a video (graphics) card that has the ports on
it and install it into one of the desktop's pci slots.
have the ports on both devices (tv and computer) then connect them with a
cable. Then take the tv's remote and press Select Input so you can
tell the tv where to receive the signal from (PC, VGA, S-Video, HDMI).
Reboot the computer and the image should appear on the tv.
On laptops The video will show on most systems when you
reboot without you having to do anything. Some systems will require you to hit
the FN (Function key) + F1 thru F12. Hold down the FN key then hit the
correct key for displaying on the monitor (F1 thru F12). The correct key
will normally have CRT/LCD on it or it will have the icon of a display.
Check the specification of your MP3 player to determine thetype of video file format it uses.Most common video files that MP3 players use are, AVI andWMV, there may be others such as FLV, MOV and DivX.If your player cannot play a video then it is anincompatible video file format, then you need to convert that video file to aformat that your MP3 player uses. After video conversion then copy the videofiles to your MP3 player using the USB cable from your computer.Click on this link for instructions on converting videofiles for MP3 players :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r5874192-play_videos_mp3_player
You have not mentioned the TV model #.. If your TV does not play avi. files I am sorry to tell you it does not support moving pictures -- it only supports MP3 music files and JPEG picture files !!. Try these two to confirm.
Try copying one episode of your tv shows to your computer's internal hard drive (lets say put it on your desktop) and see if it is the same result. By the way, what is the extension of those tv show files? are they avi, mp4 or mkv? Are the extension of the those files the same with your movie files? Normally, movie files are avi ( divx or xvid) which can be easily played by wndws media player or vlc. If it plays after copying one to your internal hard drive, then erase the one from your WD and recopy it from your internal hard drive. If that works, then just do the same on the othe tv show files. If it still the same result after copying onto your desktop, then just uninstall and reinstall vlc/divx and the codecs. Let me know if these procedures works.
It seems that subtitle file must have exactly same name as movie file.
Movie file: Mission impossible.avi
Subtitle file: Mission impossible.srt or Mission impossible.sub
Movie file: Mission_impossible.avi
Subtitle file: Mission_impossible.srt
Absolutely, I have this myself. My 5th Gen works great, but the 160GB would not show movies, just played music. Apple has an adapter cable set that allows you to hook your Ipod to your TV. $50 buy it! You can charge and watch your stuff on your flat screen. It also unlocks your Ipod TV out setting for your Video 55. Set you IPOD video setting to TV Out: on, select your movie and play. Plug in the IPOD nip to your Ipod then set your Ipod into the Video 55. A bit of a pain but works flawlessly. If you select a different movie you have to do this all over again.