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Windows 7: Video Always Opens in Small Window, No Matter What

26 Sep 2009   #21

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

So, I guess the next logical question is, does anyone have a 22-24" HD monitor and have these same issues? Do movies open in the same last known size and/or can you enlarge/upscale them without much noticeable difference?

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26 Sep 2009   #22

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Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Screenshot for what I'm talking about...

This is after clicking on the first mpg on the left. This is the default size it opens as and enlarging the window makes it unwatchable. I know it's not exactly an HD video but I'm certain its default size opens larger on other people's computers.
I downloaded a couple of videos from the site in your screenshot. The native resolution for these videos seems to be 320 * 200, so it is quite natural they look small.

Screenshot from my 22" display showing the same video than your screenshot:

Video Always Opens in Small Window, No Matter What-videosize.png

Everything seems to OK, video is showing just as it should.

Kari


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26 Sep 2009   #23

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Kari, thanks for the post! So, do your videos all opening in their native resolution like me instead of opening in the last known window size? How do those videos look when you enlarge them?
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26 Sep 2009   #24

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Kari, thanks for the post! So, do your videos all opening in their native resolution like me instead of opening in the last known window size? How do those videos look when you enlarge them?
I don't want to sound sarcastic, but how do you think a 320 * 200 video is when watched fullscreen in 1680 *1050 or even bigger resolution? Of course it's grainy and bad quality.

My point is there's not very much you can do to get the same quality using bigger than native resolution.

Kari
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26 Sep 2009   #25

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

No sarcasm taken and I would completely agree with that... IF that same video didn't open in a larger window on XP and look very good - exponentially better than in Win 7 at that same size Window. That's the problem that I can't get an answer to and am still in search of.
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26 Sep 2009   #26

windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Do you have the same codec's loaded on Xp as win 7 ???
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26 Sep 2009   #27

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I have VLC on XP with no other codecs and play all files through WMP unless it's a non-WMP codec (flv, mov, etc.). On Windows 7, I have tried just WMP12 on a clean install and also with the Shark007 codec packs (32 and 64 bit add-on). There was no difference between either.
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04 Oct 2009   #28

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I guess the real question is why doesn't Windows 7 upscale as well as XP seems to do so that videos always open in the same size window and look very decent when natively smaller? It seems that Windows 7 just doesn't know how to handle opening a 320x200 video in a 1000x1000 window and when you upsize it to that it looks terrible.
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26 Oct 2009   #29

Windows 7
 
 

You are NOT alone with this problem.

Its gotta be an Nvidia driver issue (which I've heard it is) because I've got an 8800 GT with the same issue.....and no fix no matter what I try.

I know this doesn't help, but rest assured it's nothing you're doing or going to be able to fix.

Only options as I see it are:

1. Wait for latest Nvidia drivers and hope they fixed this or

2. Download some older drivers

If you do find a solution, please post back here.

I'll do the same.
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28 Oct 2009   #30

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

There's a Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox. Is that it?
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