I'm working with WP8 on a 920 and I'm interested in adding support for video out and launching local html files with IE.

1. For video out, basically I want to send a video signal of the phone's display out the micro-USB port. With a micro-USB to VGA adapter plugged in and connected via VGA cable to a large monitor or projector, I 'd like to have a large display for the phone.

From what I've looked at there doesn't seem to be native support for this so I guess some sort of background app would be needed. I've spent some time digging through the WP API but without success. Any pointers would be appreciated.

2. For launching html files (this is what (1) is for :-), I'm not sure if this is just some special path syntax that I can store in a link or if I need to call the API.