Question about Video size (1 Viewer)


New Member
December 1, 2005
Area: Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: RC1 (2005-09-25)
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 1.1.4322
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: MPEG/AC3/DTS/LPCM Audio Decoder
Video Codec: Mpeg2Dec Filter
CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Memory: 1 GB
Motherboard: 'K8N-E-Deluxe' (ASUSTeK Computer INC.)
TV Card Model: -
TV Card Type: -
TV Card Driver: -
Video Card Model: Radeon 9700 Pro (128 MB)
Video Card Driver: -
Video Card Resolution: 1680x1050
Video Render Type: Overlay
Audio Card Model: Realtek AC'97 Audio
Audio Card Driver: -

Hi, I have a quick question. I searched the Forum, but couldn't find an answer so far.
I'm currently using a Dell Fpw2005 with a resolution of 1680x1050.
When I open a video within media portal, it doen't use the whole screen, but instead only displays the video in the center in its original size. Is there an option to stretch the video, so that it uses the whole screen? I know that it is possible ith other players (Bs player and Intervideo Win DVD5) In those players part of the film is cut off due to resizing reasons, but I prefer it that way :)
I hope you can help me, and thank you in advance.


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    you can use the "s" key (blue button on most remotes) to cycle through the different aspect ratios.

    Also make sure that you did set the aspect ratio for MP in MP->Settings->GUI (? not sitting at my HTPC currently, the screen with those arrows).

    BTW: You should use VMR9 instead of Overlay as renderer. :)

    HTH, Flip.


    New Member
    December 1, 2005
    Thank you for the quick response. VMR9 really seems to work better (faster), and the aspect ratio also is fine now.

    Thanks again!

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