Projecting video clips through laptop & projector

  GPC 00:49 08 Aug 05

I am using a laptop and projector for PowerPoint slides without any problem but when I try to project video clips from my laptop, nothing works.
The moving images appear on the laptop screen, the sound works OK through the laptop speakers but while the multimedia black screen is projected, no video appears through the projector.
No VCR is involved, the video clips are already in the laptop hard disk.
Do I need a different cable connection between laptop and projector?
Pressing FN and F5 has does not sort the problem.
My laptop has 512 RAM, 60Gb HD and is using XP home edition.
Any suggestions?

  scotty 10:28 08 Aug 05

There should be three options for the display:

1 laptop screen

2 projector

3 laptop screen and projector

Normally you cycle through these three options using a key combination such as Fn key & F5. Try selecting the option to display on the projector only.

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