AVI files won't play on my TV

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  1. IXLR8

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    I concur

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    Heres my problem,
    I have my video card hooked up to my TV, I have a picture on my TV using all other applications, games, and movies, except .AVI files using Windows Media Player 8. It's wierd, I have the file playing on my monitor, but on the tv it's black, yet I still have the graphics of the player visible. I hope you guys can understand that. I've looked through all the options on the player and haven't been able to find anything to fix it. Am I missing something?
     
  2. Dural

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    It could be part of Microsoft's attempt at anti-piracy for some shit like that.
     
  3. Fr3nChY

    You Guessed it.

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    What kind of video card do you have?
     
  4. IXLR8

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    I had it working for a little bit, it's almost like it has something to do with the order I play the movie, load the player, turn on my tv... wierd..
     
  5. Fr3nChY

    You Guessed it.

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    Don't know dude i have an ATI and if I want to watch a video on my TV I have to switch something in the Video Card properties.
     
  6. Teknic

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    I have a GeForce 4 MX440 and it works great for that. Mind you, my resolutin has to be turned down to like 800x600 at most. Works best at 640x480. For me, I always leave the monitor unplugged, turn on the PC with the TV on, and it works great.

    Do you have the latest drivers from the NVidia site for your card? If not, try that first off.
     
  7. melrhombus

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    Use another video app and then see what happens...
    I have a piece of shit GForce2 MX with TV-Out and it works fine with Windows Media player
     

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