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Windows 7: All Media Players play in portrait format

28 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
All Media Players play in portrait format

Hi there,

I have just bought a second hand acer laptop with windows 7 home premium already installed. However when I try to watch a movie either in WMP, VLC player or even something on YouTube, it just plays in portrait layout with wide black borders down the left and right hand side of the screen...but if I play a physical DVD then it will go to full widescreen which is how I want the other options to play

Please can anyone help with what I need to do in order for everything to play in widescreen regardless of which media player I use?

thank you in advance

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28 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32

Old thread here that might help verify some related settings: Windows Media Player 12 full screen problem
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31 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks Tookeri but that info doesnt seem to help me with my problem :-(

I do have to apologise because I have since checked and it does open up in widescreen on just doesnt on VLC Player or WMP - any other ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

thanks again in advance
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