PVC: How to Output Video from Laptop to TV

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PVC: How to Output Video from Laptop to TV

Postby mlh78 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:14 pm

This is what I want to accomplish; let me know if you have ideas:

Run video input from webcam to my laptop (which I will be using to take minutes, etc) and then export the video from the laptop (via HDMI) to a large television in the room, but without showing my screen (i.e., I only want to export the PVC video, not my screen full of notes.

Any ideas if this is possible?

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Re: PVC: How to Output Video from Laptop to TV

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Depends on the laptop. Most laptops can support a external monitor, but only some can treat it as a separate monitor.

I'd suggest trying it at home. Unless you can set up the HDMI output as a 2nd monitor and not as a slave to your screen, it's not going to work.
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Re: PVC: How to Output Video from Laptop to TV

Postby mlh78 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:33 pm

russellhltn wrote:Depends on the laptop. Most laptops can support a external monitor, but only some can treat it as a separate monitor.

I'd suggest trying it at home. Unless you can set up the HDMI output as a 2nd monitor and not as a slave to your screen, it's not going to work.


I can treat it as a separate monitor, but not sure how to get just the video feed to go to it. Forgive me if this is just a random computer question and not a PVC question.

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Re: PVC: How to Output Video from Laptop to TV

Postby russellhltn » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:01 pm

I've never used PVC myself, but I assume you just grab the app and drag it to the other monitor. (Usually the two monitors are connected as a single desktop - either to the side by side or above/below, depending on the settings.)
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Re: PVC: How to Output Video from Laptop to TV

Postby harddrive » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:04 pm

When you get into the meeting, the video is displayed in a window. Take the window and drag it over to the 2nd monitor and then make it a full screen.

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