For that reason i have no idea where the problem actually comes from. If you can't get it figured out and others don't post in with a solution you might check to see if you have a restore point from just before the problem started. When the cord is unplugged and we go to battery, the default is Maximize Battery Life, which is what's still working. Thank you all for answering me; I appreciate it: K Try this: For a saved video, open media player and start a video. Every video is unwatchable because of the zoomed-in pixelated resolution that it now has.
If so, stop or pause the video and look for the player's Help button and an About screen that tells the player's name and version. Okay so I have had the same problem for about a month now and tried everything I could, and found no solutions. The problem for me only existed when plugged in. Started about 48hrs ago, updated drivers, installed Win 10 latest version, checked every setting I know or can find but nothing works. Except for a few Go-Pro video files I had on my laptop. I genuinely hope the issue gets resolved without hassles and the unit works great. The post above actually got me to the solution, despite being wrong.
Did you check with an alternate media player? This will not delete your data. Have a great day ahead! Hello, - Hope you are well Thanks for reaching out! There are a million threads online on how to turn off hardware acceleration in Windows 10 and they are all useless, referencing options and pathways that don't exist. Were they all edited by the same editor? And the weird thing is it just changed to that overnight. The menu path used was: Video; Quality; Video Demo Mode. Let me know if this helps! I then clicked on apply. Bottom line is Mkazi's recommendation was completely wrong for my problem, but doing the opposite of what was recommended fixed my problem. Or to create the same effect permanently via a different route? If the videos play fine using a different browser then we could uninstall and reinstall the Chrome browser.
You've done a remarkable job performing the steps. I have uninstalled and re-installed my amd video drivers I have searched extensively on the net for a mention of this issue with no avail. Do you double-click on a video and your player starts playing it? In my case It was the graphics card control. I then clicked on apply. They do not make it easy to turn it off any more. If so you can restore to that date and likely fix the problem as I'm sure it's a setting somewhere. Derek, everything is completely normal except for media player and attempts to watch youtube.
Like it had been just fine for the year and a half I've had this laptop. For graphics cards, expand the Display adapters category, right click your graphics card and select Update Driver. What player are you using to play them? Whatever benefit it provides is grossly exceeded by it being completely impossible to see the video. When I try to play a video it plays supper zoomed in. Using Control and + or - only changes the entire screen and font size on my laptop -- it does nothing for videos. I have checked for similar issues, and it seems to be the same across the board as others have had. Sorry but I'm not sure.
Hello and thanks in advance, a strange problem occured a few days ago on my desktop pc regarding video watching using video players. I really don't want to have to do that every time I restart my notebook. But in YouTube or watching videos taken with my camera that are downloaded to my laptop, all play only in this weird ultra-zoomed-in format. This is what worked for me I've made changes to Dvortex's suggestions where I put all caps. I imagine other browsers have similar abilities.
Apply the settings, and go to a site that has video on it. Can you tell us what videos, or what kind of videos are affected? I believe there is something wrong with the software that causes hardware acceleration on the video card to ruin everything. I'm using Windows 10, but I've changed the defaults so I don't know what program Windows 10 uses by default to play videos, and you might not be using the default program, either. If you have only tried playing online videos, then try playing saved video and vice versa. Please let me know if this resolves the issue, or if you require further assistance! To get some basic info about your computer, open File Explorer, right-click on a blank area so you don't click on a file or anything , and select Properties from the drop-down list. Doesn't matter what I'm watching it on. Not sure if this will fix online YouTube videos but it might.
Are they all from the same source? Feel free to keep me posted. The menu path might be Video; Quality; Video Demo Mode. I have done everything in my power to resolve this issue, but nothing works. I read that all videos, streaming or created, are unable to be watched because they are zoomed in. Is there any way to make it permanent? I've seen that kind of problem, but not enough to learn when or why it was happening, or how to fix it. But I don't see anything that has worked, and I have tried most of the proposed solutions. On battery it was fine.
Please try the steps recommended below. But in general, any time I just try to play a video it's zoomed in too far. Youtube videos, videos on the netflix app, any videos at all play super zoomed in and distorted. The problem is, my notebook shut down, it reverted to the default setting and the problem came back - and a message came up telling me that will happen each time. Thank you for answering, and your advice though: I appreciate it.
So if we change the power-cord-in setting to Maximize Battery Life, the problem goes away. K message edited by kmarie111 I don't use windows media player so I can't say for sure. Don't worry I will try to help you out. Let me know the result. This issue you've described at the outset is unusual and probably tricky to sort out without seeing the computer and having hands-on access. Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks. All videos, streaming or created, are unable to be watched, because they are zoomed in so far you cannot tell what you are watching.