not showing full screen in full screen mode

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Connie, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Connie

    Connie Guest

    I have watched many movies on my laptop but they suddenly do not fill the
    screen in full screen mode. They used to. Now in full screen mode there is an
    1 1/2 " border around the entire video. My screen is small enough as it is
    and I want to use it all! Any suggestions?

    Using media player 11 on win XP
    Connie, Sep 14, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    What changed... ? Did you install any third party drivers or multimedia
    software... ?
    zachd [MSFT], Oct 9, 2007
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    Connie Guest

    I didn' think about that. I removed everything I could think of that I added
    and now I am pretty sure I removed a codec that allows me to view certain
    videos, but with the ones I can view there is no difference.
    Connie, Oct 9, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Is this a wide screen laptop? What video card do you have?
    zachd [MSFT], Oct 26, 2007
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    RSWorley Guest

    Yet again Microsoft have messed up. I have been researching this problem now
    for the best part of a week. The common theme here is that Media player
    versions 9, 10 and 11, (there may be other versions that don't work), will no
    longer play in full screen. On systems that used to have no problem at all it
    just stopped working.... or did it. Not on your life. From what I have found
    out it seems that this problem occurred following a Windows Update. Thanks
    Microsoft! Daily I get hastled to supply Apple MAC computers by customers who
    require a system that 'just works'. Mmmm I can see their point, but MACS are
    not for me. The bugs in Microsoft software are bad enough without Microsoft
    making it worse on virtually a daily basis by creating new faults. What
    really gets my goat, though, is Microsoft ignoring the problems, hoping that
    they will disappear and denigning all knowledge of them. Come on Microsoft
    fix this problem, you know about it, you know which Windows Update created
    the problem. Reverse engineer it and give us a fix. AND SO CALLED EXPERTS ON

    R. Worley - R.S. Computers..... Hacked off with yet another Microsft fiasco.
    RSWorley, Feb 1, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    What's the commonality that you expect to reproduce this issue?

    Not showing video in full screen mode is almost certainly a video driver
    based problem. These types of problems have been going on with drivers for
    years. You're less frustrated with drivers than I am. Scr*w pandering,
    let's make this work. You make it work by correctly identifying the source
    of failure. If it's a problem in WMP, what's the repro? But I'd
    suspect/bet it's the driver, as it has been in 99.9% of the time in this
    situation before.

    A closed system with closed drivers not having driver problems is not a huge
    surprise. Microsoft kind of gives you a lot more power, but as Spiderman
    says, with power comes responsibility. =\
    zachd [MSFT], Feb 1, 2008
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