Why are my videos playing in a zoomed in mode?

August 16, 2018 at 09:14:47
Specs: Windows 10
I'm having problems with my videos playing zoomed in so much you can't tell what it is you are viewing. I can see pages and websites just fine, but even saved videos on my laptop are now zoomed in. However, I don't have any problem viewing YouTube videos. Any suggestions?

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#1
August 16, 2018 at 20:49:53
Try holding down Control and tapping the - key (+ for zooming in, - for zooming out).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
August 16, 2018 at 22:42:56
That suggestion (using the plus or minus keys) doesn't work.

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#3
August 17, 2018 at 01:25:57
Perhaps try updating your video cad drivers?

Also try using VLC player

what are the specs of your machine?


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#4
August 17, 2018 at 20:30:06
That's Control key and Plus or Minus keys.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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#5
August 18, 2018 at 08:01:07
I've seen that kind of problem, but not enough to learn when or why it
was happening, or how to fix it.

Can you tell us what videos, or what kind of videos are affected? You
say it doesn't affect YouTube videos, so which videos ARE affected?
Are they all from the same source? Were they all edited by the same
editor? What player are you using to play them?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
August 18, 2018 at 15:38:54
Well, now all videos are doing it. Except for a few Go-Pro video files I had on my laptop. But in YouTube or watching videos taken with my camera that are downloaded to my laptop, all play only in this weird ultra-zoomed-in format. And the weird thing is it just changed to that overnight. Like it had been just fine for the year and a half I've had this laptop.

I already had VLC player on my laptop; I downloaded a newer version of it, but still have the problem. Using Control and + or - only changes the entire screen and font size on my laptop -- it does nothing for videos.

If I actually download the specific video files to VLC, and play them from there, they work just fine. But in general, any time I just try to play a video it's zoomed in too far.


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#7
August 18, 2018 at 15:40:22
I don't know the specs for my laptop. It's an HP Envy, I think.

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#8
August 18, 2018 at 16:58:58
I'm using Windows 10, but I've changed the defaults so I don't
know what program Windows 10 uses by default to play videos,
and you might not be using the default program, either. Can you
tell us what video player or players is/are having the problem?
Do you double-click on a video and your player starts playing it?
If so, stop or pause the video and look for the player's Help button
and an About screen that tells the player's name and version.

To get some basic info about your computer, open File Explorer,
right-click on a blank area (so you don't click on a file or anything),
and select Properties from the drop-down list.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#9
August 24, 2018 at 01:40:23
If you are having this problem with vlc media player, then you need to go to adjustment and effects settings. there you have to setup the zoom in settings by yourself.
it will start working fine.

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