Author Topic: How do I use WDTV to watch what's on my computer screen?  (Read 1672 times)

November 06, 2011, 05:21:59 PM
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Tom Austin1

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WDTV Live is connected by Ethernet to my computer and by component to my HDTV.  It's working normally.  My Sony CRT HDTV is first generation, which means I must use WDTV to watch anything that comes from the internet. 

PBS has videos that can be viewed on-line.  I'd rather watch them on my TV.  Will WDTV allow this? How?

For example, here's the recent Steve Jobs video that I'd like to see on my TV and I don't know how to get it there:   http://video.klru.tv/video/2163706349/

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tom

November 09, 2011, 12:37:47 PM
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Tom Austin1

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I'm new to this forum.  As there have been no replies to my question above, should I post it in another section of the forum?

November 18, 2011, 01:47:22 PM
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Welcome, Tom!

Unfortunately, I don't know the definitive answer to your question, but I'll offer my thoughts. It appears that the video is in a Flash format which I don't think the WDTV can play. I would think that you would need to save the file on your computer, then convert it to a compatible format (mpeg, divx, etc.) and then access that new file from your computer with the WDTV. But it's a low definition file so it's probably going to look like crud on your hi-def television.