How can I fix the way a movie is shown in VLC?

Muhammad Faisal Wahab Khan November 11, 2012

There is a problem in VLC. When I am playing the movie in full screen mode, it fits the window, but when I play it minimized, it goes out of my monitor screen. And if I try to fix it, the resolution also gets affected and the movie doesn’t play well.

  1. atul mahajan
    November 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    You can use the key 'A' to change the Aspect Ratio of video.

  2. kumar raja
    November 19, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I think u not installed correctly once again install and dont forget to restart system

  3. Cyra Calkhoven
    November 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    unistall it en re-install it. Or use KMplayer.

  4. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    you need to drag the bottom left corner smaller to resize the window

  5. Rakesh Mishra
    November 12, 2012 at 5:59 am

    reinstall it because some files may become corrupt

  6. Boni Oloff
    November 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

    What you mean goes out the screen?
    Try to use the windows+ arrow and then resize it.

  7. Kannon Y
    November 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Hello Muhammad, it sounds like the video is not properly resizing, which I believe is a custom setting (not a driver issue). I can think of two possible solutions: (1) Have you tried resetting your preferences?

    Go to Tools in the menu bar.

    Then Preferences.

    At the bottom of the screen you'll see the option "reset preferences". Click it.

    However, the problem might be related to a setting contained in your application settings folder. I found a post on the VLC Support Forums that suggested (2) deleting the appdata folder.

    • Kannon Y
      November 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      To clarify, the appdata folder is a hidden folder, located in your user directory. Here's a blog post on how to get access to a related directory.

      Basically, the fastest method is to type %appdata%\vlc into your search bar (at the lower right hand side of the screen). They want you to erase the VLC folder that shows up.

  8. ha14
    November 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    perhaps to reinstall it

    there should be a portable version, see if the problem repeats?

  9. Erlis D.
    November 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    This happens 'cause the video size is bigger than your desktop dimension!
    One way to fix this would be, I think, following this steps:
    1. Run VLC Media Player
    2. Go to Tools > Preferences
    3. When the Preferences window is open, click on all
    4. Under Interface, click on Main Interfaces
    5. Under Main Interfaces, click on Qt
    6. Un-tick the one saying: Resize interface to the native video file
    7. Click Save

    Close VLC, and try to open again the video file! Does it has the same problem?
    I think with this will be fixed. But please tell me if it worked!

    • Muhammad Faisal Wahab Khan
      November 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      well i did thanks, but now i can't see the video. i can just hear the audio :)

    • Muhammad Faisal Wahab Khan
      November 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      all my other videos are fine but this one is in mp4 format and its actually video to be more precise. Please help me out.

      • Erlis D.
        November 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        Hmm.. I see! Probably you should try with another video player! You can try installing K-lite codec pack mega! It comes with Windows Media Player Classic! If it still don't work with that, probably it has to do with that site videos, which could be with corrupted codecs, which comes from a bad video muxing!

    • Drew Butler
      November 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      ^this sounds like a good fix...

  10. Aniket Singh
    November 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    try another player,aur try to reinstall VLC......but use VLC only coz it is vell rated media
    player in market by user

  11. Adam Campbell
    November 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    reinstall vlc player, sometimes random bugs are fixed by that, also if you haven;t already download the latest version of VLC, and btw VLC is the best media player out there...

  12. josemon maliakal
    November 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I may suggest you to use kmplayer..which is best than vlc

    • Nikhil Chandak
      November 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      I also use that , thats much better & faster than VLC

  13. Bikram
    November 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

    When Your Vlc is slow then you have to upgrade new version.......

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