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Old 2009-12-06, 11:14   Link #1
Ryusiangel
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is there a way i can change screen resolution on windows media player?

i am trying to watch one of my dvd but when i change screen resolution for the whole pc it keeps showing black around it and i dont know how to make it looknormal is there any way to change this on windows media player for a fix?
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Old 2009-12-06, 21:31   Link #2
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The black bars usually happen when the DVD is in a "widescreen" aspect ratio, but the display is not. If the aspect ratio is 16:9 (1.78:1), it should fill the all or most of the screen of a computer with a widescreen display. Some displays are 16:10, so they may show thin black bars top and bottom with a 16:9 image.

If the DVD is in the 2:35:1 aspect (movies like Star Wars, for instance), you should see black bars top and bottom on any type of screen.

If the display itself is in the 4:3 aspect ratio, all widescreen content will have black borders.
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