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Windows 7: Unable to play dvd's via HDMI

19 Feb 2011   #1

Unable to play dvd's via HDMI

I can't play dvd's when I connect my laptop (HP dv7 series, Win7 Pro x64) to a TV (a Toshiba I think) via HDMI. If I disconnect the HDMI-cable I can play dvd's in both WMP and VLC as normal. When I connect the HDMI-cable I can see my desktop on the TV but I can't play dvd's in neither WMP nor VLC. Both WMP and VLC acts as if the dvd's are a corrupt or unsupported file, except for the lack of a warning.

I can't really figure this out so pls help.

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19 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64

I'm assuming you don't get any error messages or anything?
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20 Feb 2011   #3


No error messages of any kind. VlC starts up but won't play anything, and WMP plays for about 1 second then return to it's start screen. I've tried to forward a bit into the movie (in WMP) and then connect the HDMI-cable. WMP played for about 1 sec.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Feb 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Does the TV show all other aspects of your PC. Can you run and see other programs working normally? When the TV is showing the PC details is the PC monitor working too?
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20 Feb 2011   #5


When connected then the TV is a mirror image of my laptops monitor. I haven't tried to run any other programs while connected to the TV.
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20 Feb 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Please try and report back here!
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