External screen does not show video

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by vicn, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. vicn

    vicn New Member

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running WinXP. I have an external 24" LCD screen connected to the laptop via a VGA cable. I can enable both screens. Whatever is on my laptop screen appears on the 24" LCD screen. I can view videos files on the laptop screen. Here's the problem: the video does not appears on the external LCD screen. The video window appears all black on the external screen. (See the attached screen capture).

    I tried 2 video players. The results were the same. The one I'm now running is VLC media player. I played with the options and it worked for a while. But when I opened another video file, it stopped working again. Just can't get it working again - even after reboot.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    No-Movie-External.
     
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    There should be a setting for your video card to mirror video to external monitor.

    You can also ty Windows Media Professional Exhibitor.
     
  3. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Actually WMP may not support video playback on external monitor:

    Playing music and video files


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    Try VLC.
     

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