A question about using the VGA connector on my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ozziegn, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    I bought the VGA connector to use on my external monitor. However, it doesn't seem to do anything when I hook it up. I tried it with the dock and still nothing. What am I missing here?
     
  2. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I only got output to my projector with Keynote and a picture slideshow. I'm assuming a movie would work - but we didn't have one on there at the time to try.

    It doesn't output "everything". Apparently there is code for developers to output certain apps to the port.... but time will tell on that.
     
  3. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Right, just like the video cables for the iPhone and iPod Touch, only videos - like from YouTube and movies - get output. The iPad added Keynote and the slide show. An app has to be programmed specifically for video out to work.
     
  4. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    One of the reviews I read said not all movies will work via VGA either... Seems to be a drm issue. Otherwise, just to agree, the app you're running has to support it. The vga does not mirror the screen. This can be a good thing for some apps, so you can use keynote as a slide controller, and the VGA shows the slide show.
     
  5. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    Bummer. This is why I bought the VGA cable and the dock. Oh well. Looks like they're both getting returned when I get the chance.
     

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