Keynote - ideal slide size for a 42 inch TV

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  1. padrage macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, i'm currently doing up a Keynote presentation for an LG 42" TV. However, when I play it, .mov files don't work, I have to save it as an .mp4 file for it to get playing. Will most tv's pick up .mov files? Also, what is the ideal slide size for the document? I currently have it as 1024 x 768, but I want it to fill the screen. Newbie on Keynote by the way...
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You say that .mov files don't work. How are you getting the presentation on to the TV? If you've connected your Mac, then everything should work as the TV is just a monitor.

    If you want it to fill the screen, set slide size to the same as the Screen Resolution in System Preferences>Displays.
     
  3. ElZeus macrumors regular

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    It's probably a 1080p tv, double check to be sure. If it is 1080p use 1920x1080.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your TV has a 16:9 aspect ratio. At 1024x768, your presentation is set to an aspect ratio of 4:3. This does not explain why your presentation does not work, but it may explain why it does not look good.

    It sounds like you are trying to use your TV as your player rather than as just your monitor. With your computer as your video source, your TV will display whatever your computer sends to it. The format of the video becomes a non-issue.
     
  5. padrage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have used the 1920 x 1080 setting, and it fills up the screen absolutely fine. I've had to convert it to .mp4 as the LG TV we're using didn't recognise .mov files... I copied the .mp4 on the supplied USB and using it via remote control there. Works fine but obviously losing a bit of quality using the TV as the player, not the Mac.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    So you've exported your Keynote as a Quicktime movie and then converted to mp4?
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Why are you using your TV as a player rather than an external monitor for your Mac?
     
  8. padrage, Apr 10, 2012
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    padrage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is correct, not ideal, but the only way I can get the TV monitor to play through a USB drive.

    Ideally I'd love to use the Mac as the player, but the lead from the TV to the Mac isn't long enough, the Mac is at the other end of the room....
     

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