How to resize videos/movies on Windows Media Player to full screen ?

Bought a new widescreen LCD but hate those black borders? Then here is a small tweak to make your videos/movies look LARGER.

Before Afterwards

1) Install the VistaCodecPack or FFDSHOW.

2) Open “Video Decoder Configuration” (Start>>Programs>>Vista Codecs>>32bit Tools OR Start>>Programs>>FFDSHOW).

3) On the left hand side you will find “Resize and Aspect”, check that. On the right hand side select “Resize to Screen Resolution” and make sure “No aspect ratio correction” is selected.

FFDSHOW video decoder configuration

That’s it, click apply and play any video. This needs to be done just one time and the videos or movies will automatically resize to full screen. N-Joy 😀


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

6 Responses

  1. GAGAN says:

    resizing video is not good as the whole resolution is distorted and we get a weird picture so better dont try this………as it gives a very bad effect.

  2. akshay says:

    ya mayur is right…it gives a gr8 pic

  3. Daede says:

    In order to never get distortion, make sure to CHECK “Keep original aspect ratio” …
    If its a widescreen movie, it will look fine on your widescreen. If it’s standard 4:3 ratio, it will have black bars to either side. If it’s a widescreen movie on a 4:3 screen, conversely, it will have bars to the top and bottom.

    This is pretty elementary stuff to figure out…

  4. Samanta says:

    You can resize and crop your video using VidCrop.It’s prog helps me a lot)

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