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When I play dvds or watch videos on youtube the screen has a black border on both sides reducing the size of the screen

My 15 inch screen only shows about a 10 inch screen because of this border. I know nothing about computers to speak of. How do I make my screen its normal size?

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If you hit full screen on the youtube video and its not full screen, then it sounds like your monitor resolution is to low.

Rt click on a place on your screen and pick screen resolution, then pick resolution and increase it.

The first number is width, so say it's on 800x600 then go 1024x768

Posted on Apr 05, 2013

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    Randy Smith Sep 24, 2015

    this won,t work for me,the video was made from an iphone, when i play it on its side it is full screen, but when i edit 45 degrees, it has black wall on both sizes of video, increasing size won,t fix this, I spent full day trying to fix, i downloaded converters but still distorted, can this be fix?please help, i need it full screen for my website

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 23, 2022

    "When I play dvds" LETS FORGET YOUTUBE

    0: NO PC told at all just 1000s of asus models......
    0a: not even told laptop or desktop.
    if desk what monitor is it? 15 years old?

    2: NO DVD TITLE TOLD BUT IT seems to play ok ,as the inferred. but has black bars.

    first off old DVD RUN IN A LETTER BOX.
    THE Back side of DVD new in box, says this clearly and warns of it. so is fully NORMAL.

    unless the DVD matches you PC screens resolution settings.
    first load the correct driver for you PC's iGPU chip or GPU card, ask how.

    for example w10 has limp driver that works poorly but works and not dead.
    today. and resolution vast wrong.
    cure = new driver
    desktop same thing, but now them monitor can not do 720P or 1080P resolution.

    do run VLC to view movies on a PC.
    it is more flexible.

    w10 limp driver is called
    MBDA, i device manager, see that and that means wrong driver loaded to GPU

    The installed Max Resolution of chip, is limited, to 1280x1024 (5:4) as in
    looks like 30 year old TV screens.

    MS did this to make the GPU card not dead but is limited to this RESO.

    best I can do , no PC told
    no OS told
    no GPU card installed if is.

    it is a PC problem not youtube or browsers
    it's the PC.
    or is normal on 1998 movies, I have many.
    the PC knows it can not show the video
    in the original aspect ratio
    so letter boxes it.
    or video driver is wrong. or BOTH OMG both. (revised to w10 era) just the PC.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2022

    or tell what PC this is. model
    and what dvd fails.
    both, and we can go to the exact answer.
    15" is a Asus laptop the bottom sticker on the PC shows MODEL, not told

    vast exist as seen here

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2022

    "this won't work for me,the video was made from an iphone, when i play it on its side it is full screen, but when i edit 45 degrees, it has black wall on both sizes of video, increasing size won,t fix this, I spent full day trying to fix, i downloaded converters but still distorted, can this be fix?please help, i need it full screen for my website
    ---------------------------------------------randy jacks OP post
    no PC told, no oS told
    and wants iphone videos to fit PC.
    no PC told , so is impossible inputs
    but we can say this for a fact
    if PC resolution is set up as you like
    on that PC , then you need to edit this iphone.mp4? video 2 ways
    there are only 2 ways , mostly
    1: make it taller and and left to right sides are chipped off (edited)
    2: or make left and right fit and now top bottom is letter bar black bars.
    some very expensive conversions can do
    complex resizing and no distortions.
    using pixel math (interpolation)

    see see how complex this is ponder the wiki page on topic
    click graphic on right to see this.

    see all those aspect ratios'

    learn to edit and not get distortion
    or using right player zoom it.
    I have dvd deck player here that does zoom. made for 1998 era. dvds

    VLC has zoom but is only 2:1.

    buy a better video editor
    there are 1000s of them
    for video and resizing only.

    first google hit, not spam

    or free handbrake, love mine



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The black bars appear because the video uploaded by the users may include horizontal black bars at the bottom and top of the video player to fit an aspect ratio of 4:3. The YouTube video player has an aspect ratio of 16:9, so it adds vertical black bars to fit according to the dimension. And in this guide, we will help you get rid of this trouble and remove annoying black bars from YouTube videos.

Source: remove black bars from video

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SOURCE: my screen shows black you can hear the computer

The fault sounds like a invert problem, the inverter supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp which provides the backlight or a faulty CCFL lamp. If you see a dim image when you look at the LCD screen at a sharp angle then this confirms this diagnostics.
For parts, service and DIY info I have use LCD Parts - click on this link to their WEB site :-

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SOURCE: screen is not centered horizontally

each monitor has a different settings so please check your monitor settings.

If your monitor has a reset option than press it and your screen will get fine by itself otherwise you'll have to change the settings manually

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Change the resolution on my emerson flat panel television

You need the remote.
You can buy replacement remotes.

My daughter is watching youtube videos.she uses up to +5 gig a day. what can i do to reduce the usage and still alowes her to watch her videos

Youtube can save LOT of bandwidth: here's how: when i go to any video, play it for some time(say 4 minutes) and then go to fullscreen mode, and watch it for a minute, and then press the "X" button to restore the original video size, it starts to download video content that had already been downloaded (when video was in fullscreen mode) as shown by the red progress bar of the video, which is a waste of youtube server bandwidth and user's computer bandwidth.

When i choose a video on youtube the video doesn't show its just a black screen where the video screen is supposed to be

the black screen indicates that you will up-grade your flash player and you can download the flash player from the official website of the adobe flash player and install it and then you can see youtube videos easily

Videos aren't playing on youtube

my computer not a laptop won't let me watch youtube videos and i even downloaded the flash player

Black borders on either side of creen

We will see black bars on the video sometimes. In fact, it is all about aspect ratios. In the old days, the 4:3 aspect ratio is a standard format, but with the development of technology, 16:9 format appears. So when you play 4:3 format video in a 16:9 play window, naturally, black bars will appear. This time, you can also crop a video to fit the aspect ratio too. Keep reading to know how to crop a video.

I have a 1 inch on the left and right side how do I get full scre

if you hav a monitor separate from your computer(not a laptop)then just use your settings on the monitor untill it works again the way you like it..

or for laptops and monitors with no controls on them go 2 control panel>>>>appearance and themes>>>>display. then click on the tab that says settings. go 2 advanced and the dpi setting should be set at 96....and if nothing changes go 2 the appearance tab then 2 advanced. and at the bottom for the item look for active window border and the size should say 1. if it does then keepo trying to make the number bigger so your page doesnt have a black border

Picture sixe reduced and picture breaks up with converter box

You can change the way the channels can be displayed/viewed by a video setting, consult manual. When pic breaks into pixels and sound goes it's usually a reception problem so you'll have to adjust the antenna facing a direction that makes that channel come in clearly. It helps to experiment with positions and antennas.


this is the dvds themselfs some are recorded in full screen mode and some are in wide screen mode (the ones with the borders
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