Full screen is not full screen..

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by uzieagle, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. uzieagle

    uzieagle Guest

    When I play a widescreen video on my widescreen monitor in full screen mode
    it is not in true full screen. It plays the video with black bars on top and
    bottom of screen. I'm running a dual boot configuration with Vista Ultimate
    and Windows XP. This only occurrs in Vista. When I play the same video in
    XP full screen utilizes my whole display. I've searched everywhere for a
    setting in WMP 11 that will change this problem but can't seem to locate it.
    All I can find is zoom settings and that has no effect.
    uzieagle, Mar 5, 2007
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  2. uzieagle

    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Does this *work* for anyone?

    I've heard this is a driver problem, but I don't randomly have widescreen
    monitors about. =\
    zachd [MSFT], Mar 9, 2007
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  3. uzieagle

    uzieagle Guest

    Thanks for the info but I was unable to find any useful information for my
    particular problem on the website you listed. However, I did find a
    workaround and it leads me to believe it's not a driver issue. My workaround
    was to install Media Player classic. Now, all widescreen videos take full
    advantage of my widescreen LCD monitor by not inserting a black bar across
    the top and bottom of my screen. I have not experienced any ill effects to
    my system by installing media center classic and I left WMP 11 installed and
    use it for videos that are not widescreen.
    uzieagle, Mar 14, 2007
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