Remove Border on WMP 11

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jamat8, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. jamat8

    jamat8 MDL Novice

    Jul 13, 2008
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    I'm a computer novice (just retired). I have a laptop that has Windows Vista and I have the Windows Media Player 11.


    When I go to full screen, there are borders on the sides of the video. I see where I can change the color of the borders, but I can't see anywhere that will let me delete the borders completely------so I can actually have the video in full screen.

    Is there a way to remove the borders?

    I appreciate whoever takes the time to reply.

    Thanks
     
  2. Shadowman2oo7

    Shadowman2oo7 MDL Novice

    Aug 22, 2007
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    Instead of maximizing the window just double click on the video and it will go full screen. To return to window mode double click on the video again.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. jamat8

    jamat8 MDL Novice

    Jul 13, 2008
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    Thanks, but didn't work

    Shadowman---thanks for your reply-----but it still doesn't go full screen (has the borders on the sides). I've tried doubleclicking and everything else.

    I would have thought that there'd be something in the "preferences", but there's just the option to change the border color.

    Anyone else have any advice or tricks?

    Thanks.
     
  4. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

    Jun 28, 2008
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    Can you post screenshot or something about your problem?

    I really cant see any reason why it wouldn't go to full screen by double clicking...
     
  5. URBi

    URBi MDL Novice

    Jun 27, 2008
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    Try (Left)Alt+Enter
     
  6. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

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    #7 juzz, Jul 14, 2008
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  7. jamat8

    jamat8 MDL Novice

    Jul 13, 2008
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    Shadowman

    Thanks for all replies.

    Shadowman-----it's your first cited "this".

    Does the video aspect ratio have something to do with it, as cited above?

    Thanks again, all.
     
  8. jamat8

    jamat8 MDL Novice

    Jul 13, 2008
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    Hey Juzz!

    Juzz----i downloaded that vlc player, and I get the same borders as on WMP 11.

    How did you stretch it to go to fullscreen?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Shadowman2oo7

    Shadowman2oo7 MDL Novice

    Aug 22, 2007
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    Jamet thats the thing is the aspect ratio is fixed by the video. It cannot be changed unless you re-encode the video and all that will do is distort the picture by stretching it. VLC does have an option to change the aspect ratio on the fly but again it will stretch the video. What I mean by this is take a video with a 4:3 aspect ratio like you suggested to make it fit you change the aspect ratio to 16:9 to fit a widescreen. What you will notice is that people and objects in the video will be stretched vertically (short and fat,circles not round but oval)

    Video encoders do letterboxing(the term for the black borders) so to retain the aspect ratio and not distort the picture during playback. Do a search on google or wikipedia for letterboxing to get more information on what i am talking about. What you are wanting to do is possible but very very involved and is not something I would suggest for a novice. I am not saying that I am an expert by any means.
     
  10. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

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    Then your movie AR is 4:3. Meaning source is full screen, not wide screen. Better watch it with default AR in my opinion


    If you want to stretch you can try options stretch or crop on right click menu. But notice that then picture stretches and may look weird.


    As said before I recommend watching that movie with original aspect ratio.
     
  11. jamat8

    jamat8 MDL Novice

    Jul 13, 2008
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    Thanks!!!

    Shadowman et all: Thanks for all the help. I understand now. I think it's great that there's forum's such as this where people take the time to help other people!

    Thanks again,

    jamat
     
  12. adaada

    adaada MDL Novice

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    JAMAT if you like windows media player more than VLC or any other program and you want the aspect ratio problem solved let me know.

    As you probably noticed, with VLC you have to change the aspect ratio everytime. I figuered a way with WMP to fix the aspect ration to 16:9 or whatever you want.

    let me know.

    cheerio.