DVD viewing disabled from laptop.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:30 21 Feb 2004

On looking through the manual for my laptop, I found the following:

(6) TV (S-Video) Port

The S-Video port permits you to redirect the screen output to a television set or any analog video playback device. This TV Port is MAcrovision-compliant; when DVD movie is played, the output is scrambled to prevent analog recording.


This struck me as a bit unfair. I had never considered watching a DVD on the telly via my laptop, but now I am tempted to try!

Anyone have any idea how? Obviously I can decrypt the DVD to the hdd and remove the Macrovision protection, but is there a more direct means?

I hope this thread does not upset anyone... if you see fit, Peter, let me know and feel free to remove it.

  powerless 19:32 21 Feb 2004

Video card and drivers in use are?

  Diodorus Siculus 19:36 21 Feb 2004

NVidia GEForce FX GO 5600. Drivers version

OS: XP home.

Are these details relevant?

  powerless 19:44 21 Feb 2004

The 41.09 drivers i know were pre macrovison protected so they'll work.

TV-out that is!

Not sure about recording to video.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:45 21 Feb 2004

Thanks; I don't want to record to video... only to see how I can watch a DVD from laptop to TV. I'll give those drivers a go then.

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