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Windows 7: Media Player Window Size


18 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Media Player Window Size

Whenever I play a video file (.wmv, mpg, etc) or audio (.mp3), MP starts out at the last size it "remembered." But when it opens the file and starts playing it, the window gets really small, like a default size and makes it difficult and annoying to re-size it to an appropriate size. Most annoying is MP becomes smaller such that the volume control on it disappears to just being a toggle for mute.

Is there any way to change the default size of MP?

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20 May 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I've noticed that as well, it's the now playing view. If I find a way to disable it popping into that view I'll let you know, for now I've just been using the hot key Ctrl + 1 to jump quickly back into the library view.
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30 Nov 2009   #3

Vista Ultimate / soon Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Did anybody find out a solution already?

This small default size of the Media Player's window really sucks.... especially with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200.

It's about the size of 50% of a standard video, although my MP settings for the video size are "200%" and "fit video to player on resize"

Thanks for any hints
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30 Nov 2009   #4

 

You can easily go to full screen or drag the window to the size you prefer.

Getting started with Windows Media Player
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01 Dec 2009   #5

Vista Ultimate / soon Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swanson Photos View Post
You can easily go to full screen or drag the window to the size you prefer.

Getting started with Windows Media Player


Sure that's possible. But it has nothing to do with the problem...


If I start the MP without a movie, it starts with the Library view which seems to be okay.

But everytime I start MP with a click on a movie (what I usually do, for example with a click on a *.avi) it opens with the Playing View in a very small window. It doesen't remember the last size or position.
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14 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 (64)
 
 
Force Media Player To Remember Window Size

Media Player opens in the "Library" window. When it plays a file it switches to the "Now Playing" window.

I've found that you can force Media Player to remember the "Now Playing" window size with the following procedure.

Start Media Player. Switch to the "Now Playing" window using View or (Cntrl + 3). Resize the 'Now Playing" window by dragging its borders. Then switch back to the "Library" window and close media player.

The next time Media player opens it will remember the "Now Playing" window size.

The video option "Fit Video To Player On Resize" should be selected when playing videos.

Good Luck.
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23 Dec 2009   #7

 
 

I am having the same trouble, the drag open and close procedure does not work
( for me ) is there another fix ?

Thanks,
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18 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

3doginc's suggestion is good, but needs one more step. 3doginc typed:
Switch to the "Now Playing" window using View or (Cntrl + 3). Resize the 'Now Playing" window by dragging its borders. Then switch back to the "Library" window and close media player.

The next time Media player opens it will remember the "Now Playing" window size."

The video option "Fit Video To Player On Resize" should be selected when playing videos.

Add this step: Click OFF "Fit Player to Video"... Click 100%.

Now, you should be able to size MP window any way you wish.
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15 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

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15 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

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感谢1楼的兄弟提出这个问题.因为这也是我的问题.
也感谢6楼和8楼的兄弟解答这个问题.因为这也是我所需要的解答方式.
同时也感谢Google.是它将我带到了这里.并且看见了解决的方法.
再次感谢你们.
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