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Old 07-24-2008, 08:43 PM   #1
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Question Zoom With Windows Media Player?

Hey everyone, wondering if it's possible in full screen mode to zoom like 1.5x or 2x so that with widescreen movies or full screen movies it actually takes up the whole screen on my widescreen monitor (there are almost always decent sized bars on the top and bottom or either side). I know it loses some picture and some quality, but I'm fine with that. Windows Media Center lets you do it easily, I just think its a cool function

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r11_winxp.mspx
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, but it looks like its only for non-fullscreen mode; tried it out
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:01 PM   #4
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Have you tried VLC media player?
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:03 AM   #5
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Default Re: Zoom With Windows Media Player?

VLC player is excellent for this, my 5:4 LCD monitor doesn't seem as wasteful when i crop everything thats 16:9 to 16:10 (i could crop it to 5:4 or 4:3, but then i'm cutting out a lot of the video itself on the sides, and the quality suffers because i'm zooming in very far), but 16:10 i've found to be a very good balance between screen consumption and video presentation, it now uses like 80% of my screen instead of the 67% before
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:29 AM   #6
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yep i love VLC media player
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