Play movies from Computer to TV

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  1. Posts : 376
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       #21

    NavyLCDR

    Bangs head against wall.

    OK I tried those steps but it did NOT work.
    I went back and checked to make sure I was in extended mode by going Windows Key + P key. When I did that the Extended choice was high lighted so I assume I am in the right mode.

    I was able to move the video player to the TV, but it no long showed on the PC monitor.
    I tried open a video in the player then moving it to the TV. Still did NOT play

    I think I will now try the Duplicate mode. Will let you know how that works.
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  2. Posts : 376
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #22

    OK looking much better.
    In the duplicate mode there is NO dragging.
    I opened up the video player and then opened a video.

    The only I saw I did NOT like was that on the TV it does not show the whole screen. The vertical is OK, but the width only uses about 70%. There has to be a way to adjust that.

    Just glad I can see the video on the TV. I will work on TV screen problem late.

    Thank you all very much.
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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       #23

    If you drag the player over to the TV, it`s NOT supposed to be on the PC, if you are using extended.

    Make sure you are using Extended, not duplicate, unless you actually want it duplicated. If it does what you want than just leave it set to duplicate

    Drag the player by the top bar by putting the mouse arrow on the top bar that I have the red arrow pointed to in Reply #3, left click on the bar and hold the mouse button down and drag it over to the TV.

    And to see the whole video on the TV, you have to make sure you have the PC`s monitor set to it`s default resolution and and you have to set the TV to it`s default resolution. The TV should do this automatically, but if you use it as a PC monitor, the resolution can be changed.

    Your TV is most likely 1920 x 1080 yes ?

    And as Navy said, you can`t have the player at full screen, it has to be in a window in order to drag it over, Like so, then you can set it to full screen once it`s on the TV.

    Here I`m using windows Movies & TV app to watch The Meg, and I made the window smaller so you can see what we mean.

    The window can be bigger. As long as you can grab the top border, you can drag it to your TV
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    Last edited by AddRAM; 03 Nov 2018 at 20:38. Reason: I meant left click not right.
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  4. Posts : 376
    windows 7
    Thread Starter
       #24

    AddRAM ... In extended I was able to drag the player to my TV but then I had NO control to load or make full screen. In Duplicate, I did NOT have to drag and I had full control on the PC.

    I have NOT changed resolution on either the PC or TV will check that out.

    I have never heard of "Movies & TV app ". Where do I get that ??

    Thanks for the info
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  5. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #25

    Hi there

    It's built in to W10 and not too bad (at least for a standard Ms application).

    Just double click on the movie file you want to play and you'll probably get a drop down to select program to use -- it should be in the list.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #26

    You can also click on Start and type movies and Movies & TV should show as a choice.
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
       #27

    Darn it, I meant to say left click on the bar to drag the player over to the TV

    I`m sorry it was late

    Here is what Jim is talking about, just right click on the video or movie file you want to watch and you`ll get a drop down menu. Highlight open with and you`ll see your options.
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    Last edited by AddRAM; 03 Nov 2018 at 23:04.
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  8. Berton's Avatar
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       #28

    huffman said:
    BTW are you a Navy CMD? I spent 12 yrs in the Navy as a Helicopter Pilot back on 60's and 70's.
    Did your squadron operate out of NAS Quonset Point, RI? I was in Air Operations/Tower Control in '61 and '62, got a mandatory extension for the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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  9. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
       #29

    And you are correct, when you right click the desktop and choose Display settings, both the PC and TV should show up.

    I sometimes watch movies on my 40" Sony.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 03 Nov 2018 at 22:01.
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  10. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
       #30

    This is what you should see when you have 2 monitors connected, if you click on either one you can set the screen resolution. But the recommended resolution should already be set, like in the picture.

    And you can put whichever you want on the right or on the left, so your mouse arrow doesn`t go the wrong way you want your mouse to flow to the right or to the left, this is a bit hard to explain.

    If they aren`t setup how you want them, you just move one of the monitors by clicking on it and drag it to the left or the right.

    My Sony is to my left when I use my X299, so I put it on the left.

    My Sony is to my right if I use my Z170, so I put it on my right.

    You don`t physically move the TV.
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    Last edited by AddRAM; 03 Nov 2018 at 23:33.
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