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Subject:   Works on TV, but not on portable DVD player?
Date:   2006-07-24 10:00:54
From:   willski
Hey there
I appreciate all the suggestions.
I got the sound and video to work great on home tv, but now am trying to get Ipod Video/audio to play on new portable DVD player.
DVD player has one composite A/V IN. It is a 1/8 inch hole (I dont know tech lingo at all!)
So I have the cable from 1/8 inch to RCA (red, yellow, white male).
But from Ipod out is also 1/8 inch to RCA (male plugs?
I bought a R,Y,W adapter to connect the two, and get sound but no video from DVD player.
I tried switching the R,Y,W to various configs, but still no picture.
I don't really get how the pins/rings etc work, so anything anyone can do to help would be great.
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  • Erica Sadun photo Works on TV, but not on portable DVD player?
    2006-07-24 10:06:34  Erica Sadun | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    A/V-in can be fussy depending on the brand of DVD player. What's worked for me is buying 3 female-female RCA adapters (a buck or so over at Target), and then connecting two 1/8"-to-RCA cables at the RCA part (iPod's red-out to DVD's yellow-in, etc).

    You can also pretty easily solder up a cable that does the cross wiring directly or create a converter like the one here: http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2006/03/create_an_ipod_video_converter.html to use with a straight 1/8th to 1/8th" cable (if you can find one. they're not that widely used)