DVD video output question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by irishgrizzly, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I've got to making a presentation in Adobe Flash and export a video file so a client can burn it to a DVD to play on his PC laptop to a 48" 1080p TV screen.

    My question is – if his laptop screen 1366x768 pixels and the TV is 1920×1080. Should he be able to play at 1920×1080 from his laptop?

    I'm not sure what output he'll use. I can check, but guess it'll be a HDMI cable.
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    So you are asking on an Apple forum about some unknown random brand of PC running an unknown operating system that is connected to a projector some way you can't describe?

    Ok, I'll answer: "It depends."
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    As the dvd resolution will only be 720x520/480 his TV resolution won't have a great deal of affect.
  4. Baklava macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Off-topic: The question is placed in the right topic; Digital Video. So what's wrong with it?
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    He does not provide enough information for a meaningful answer. With the info provides all one can say is "It depends"

    He asks if some un-named lap top can play 1080 video? I'd say "it depends on the lap top" Is he making a standard DVD or writing a video file to a DVD? We don't know.
  6. martinX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2009
    Insufficient info, Baklava. Even if we had more info, there's no substitute for actually plugging it in and trying it. I do presentation tech support as part of my job and my advice is always "try it before the presentation, try it again to be sure, have a plan B".

    Some laptops simply don't have the grunt, or some TVs can only accept a small range of frame sizes and you have to pick the right one (e.g. I once had a Sony Bravia that would only accept standard TV sizes paired with a Dell that only wanted to output standard computer sizes and you had to pick just the right one in the Windows display control panel. Easy for me, tricky for non-techs).

    I've seen all sorts of weird problems that you wouldn't expect to crop up ... until they do. And that's why people phone me :D
  7. mBox macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    Dave has it right.
    Cramming it in DVD for playback at high res is a fail.
    How about just giving the end user a data file and VLC :)

    P.s fail = bad quality..itll still work but why would you?
    Friends dont let end users drive pixels drunk :p

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