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Full Screen Aspect Ratio Problem


I have a new windows 7 laptop with a wide-screen display, and i've connected it via vga to a 4:3 aspect ratio projector. Of course, i set the display resolution to a 4:3 aspect ratio to compensate, and this works just fine on the desktop, but as soon as i attempt to run a full-screen overlay, say from a media player or a powerpoint presentation, the system makes the assumption that it's still in a wide-screen format, and inserts black bars on the left and right to compensate, which overcompensates on the already 4:3 ratio screen, resulting in everything being scrunched up in the center and stretched vertically.

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Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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It seems to be that windows dvd maker does not recognize the aspect ratio of the avi file imported. Although the avi file loads in media player in the widescreen format, the file listing in dvd maker clearly shows in 4:3 aspect ratios for the same file, imay sure that windows 7 dvd maker is set up correctly on (16:9).

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Posted On: 2010-03-04 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Log name:      application
Source:        application error
Date:          09/03/2010 19:22:51
Event id:      1000
Task category: (100)
Level:         error
Keywords:      classic
User:          n/a
Computer:      home2-pc

Description:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6. 1. 7600. 16450, time stamp: 0x4aebab8d
Faulting module name: explorerframe.dll, version: 6. 1. 7600. 16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bdf82
Exception code: 0xc000041d


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