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Old 12-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey sorry new here. Just a quick technical question that I couldn't find a decent answer to on my usual searches. I play .avi files through my external HD onto my tv. The current software used to playback this material on my tv (controlled by my remote) is absolutely rubbish. Is it easy enough to download a new software and install this through a usb onto my computer? if so, any suggestions on a download?

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to tech forums.

so, watching avi files on your tv is kind of clunky and you want a program to watch them on your computer? or a better program for your tv? if its your computer, shouldnt you already have windows media player than can play them? if its your tv, i can say with pretty good certainty that you wont be able to put a new program on it to directly play the avis.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Computer isn't an issue at all. Wanted a new playback software for my tv as the current interface is horrid. As it is I just plug the External HD into the tv USB port and they play on my tv. I guess I will just have to tolerate the slow existing software - if anyone else knows of a solution to this please let me know, if not, thanks for your help.
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yeah, there isnt a real way to change the software on the tv. the reason it is clunky in the first place is the lack of any real processing power in the tv. anything that could be considered nice and tolerable just cant be found on todays tvs without a powerful chip in them. i would recommend connecting the computer to the tv as another screen with a long cord, or buying/building a home theater pc (htpc) and have it dedicated to the tv. I am heading that way myself. as i get the funds for the project, it might end up being a combination of
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856173007
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My Movies - Home
a slick addon to windows media center for a video collection management and library and gui setup.
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