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Windows 7: Videos being cropped on all sides

17 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Videos being cropped on all sides

Hi everyone,

I'm having an issue when trying to watch videos. For some reason, videos I try to watch both on YouTube and in Windows Media Player (or Windows Media Center) are being cropped around the edges. I can get around the WMP issue by using VLC, because that will display the full video, but I can't find a workaround for online videos. At first I thought it may be a codec issue, but even updating them or installing new ones hasn't helped.

I've attached 3 screenshots from the same video: one from VLC showing how it's supposed to look, one from WMP, and one from YouTube.

I'd appreciate any insight anyone can offer on this.

Thanks!



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Videos being cropped on all sides-full-vlc.jpg   Videos being cropped on all sides-cropped-wmp.jpg   Videos being cropped on all sides-cropped-youtube.jpg  
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17 May 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi and Welcome to the Forum
Have you tried a different browser and Can you post a link to one of the You Tube videos you are having trouble with?
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17 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm using Firefox, but it's the same in any browser.

Final Fantasy X Comparison - Original vs HD - YouTube is the video that I took the images from.
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17 May 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Plays fine on my FF. Would suggst that you chek to see if you have the latest update for Flash player! Try here:
Adobe - Flash Player
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17 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I do have the latest Flash. Also, it's not just YouTube videos. Any video I play in WMP or WMC is the same.
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29 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Bump...Any other ideas?
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29 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skopin View Post
I'm using Firefox, but it's the same in any browser.

Final Fantasy X Comparison - Original vs HD - YouTube is the video that I took the images from.
As was already stated by mitchell65, works perfectly for me too using Firefox and YouTube, with latest Flash player installed (standard default settings I guess, since I've never adjusted anything). No problem at all.




Did you download the video from YouTube to your PC, in order to run VLC and WMP on it locally?

Or did you run those two directly from the YouTube URL, or perhaps some other online URL for "streaming viewing" from an online location other than YouTube??
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30 May 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think the OP is getting this problem wether its You Tube or others videos on his PC.
Skopin
Have you downloaded any codec packs recently? Do you know a date when this problem started or has it always been like this?
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30 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It has been like this for a few weeks. I got a new motherboard, so had to do a fresh install of Windows, and it has been like that since then.

The video I used for an example, I made myself. So the screenshots from WMP and VLC are from the original file, and the YouTube screenshot is from the same video after it was uploaded.

The problem occurred before installing any codec packs, but I have tried using a few others to no avail.
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30 May 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When you say you carried out a fresh install where did you get the installation disc from? You shouldn't need to install any codecs at all. Have you actually installed complete packs or individual codecs? Uninstall all the codecs you have installed then run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt.
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