Windows 7 to recognize composite video input

Posted on 2011-10-09
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
How does Windows 7 recognize the composite video input on a Dell Inspiron 2305?  I'm trying to run video to a Dell Inspiron 2305, which has a composite video (and audio) input jack.  Is there some setting in Windows to do this?  It's not like a USB device where you just plug it in, which the computer does recognize.

The video is coming from a CE-Labs Model AV700 distribution amplifier, which goes out to other devices, like a DVD player, with no problem.

The Windows version is Home Premium 64 bit SP1.

Thanks for any help
Question by:thadley
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    Accepted Solution

    Those are outputs not inputs (make sure!).. Test
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    Expert Comment

    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    VGA-input, HDMI-input, Composite video-input, Left/Right Audio-input, S/PDIF-out

    There should be some software preinstalled that can use the AV input... normally computers with TV cards only have composite outputs..

    So I"d still test to make sure you are using the correct jacks.

    and DVD players ONLY repeat ONLY have outputs and not inputs.


    Author Comment

    @ve3ofa    On the top line, you have "Composite video-input, Left/Right Audio-input."  Is that the setup for the Dell Inspiron?  What type of software, for example some names of software that would handle AV input?

    This particular DVD handles input for burning video discs.  I'll test it and see.  Thanks for the help.

    Author Closing Comment

    I confirmed with Dell tech support that those are only output jacks.

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