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Can not enlarge video

by stach / June 21, 2010 7:19 AM PDT

Windows XP is my OS, P C is HP pavilion XT978. My Promblem is when I try to englarge a video, up pop a blank page and when i hit escape it just returns to the small size. help
Stach

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Still too few details.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 21, 2010 8:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Can not enlarge video

No extra details given here than in your post in the Community Poll forum post.

Which media player are you using?

My own research for the HP pavilion XT978 shows that;

1] Processor, Pentium (R) 4, 2.0GHz/400 processor

2] Memory, (RAM), standard 512MB upgradeable to 1.5GB

3] Video Card, GeForce2-MX200 32MB SDR

But I don't know if you have upgraded either RAM or the video card from standard specs. That graphics card seems to have quite low memory, and was originally designed for "Microsoft Windows 2000 ? Microsoft Windows 95 ? Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition". I'm not saying it is incompatible with XP, obviously not, but 32MB is low.

It all matters. Full sized video needs a lot of video graphics memory and this card doesn't have much. If you're attempting to watch a full screen "High Definition" video, then the problems get worse.

Does this happen to all videos you try and watch in full screen mode, or just some? What type of videos, eg DVD films, or clips from the internet, or digital video camera?

Has this ever worked? if so, what has changed since it last worked?

Mark

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Hear are the details
by stach / June 22, 2010 4:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Still too few details.

Mark
The only upgrade I made was the memory I now have 2gb, as far as to which media player I am using the lastest ver of apple's itune This I mean I can not enlarge any video, if I do need a video card,what do you suggest? I am planning on buying a new P.C. in about 3 months, so I do not whish to spend a lot of money on a new graphic card if I need one.
Stach

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A couple of tests.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 22, 2010 5:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Hear are the details

I've never used iTunes to watch videos so I know little about it.

But a few tests for you to try.

1] Can you enlarge the iTunes movie window without going full screen? Try dragging a corner of the iTunes window to make it larger. How does that effect playback?

2] Try another player. Being XP you will already have Windows Media Player installed. How does that work with these movies?

3] Reduce or turn off video hardware acceleration. This might leave more capacity for the video card to display large window video files. The steps to follow are detailed in the link below;
http://www.deskshare.com/resources/articles/dmc_turnoffhardwareacceleration.aspx

If you are going to be purchasing a new computer any time soon, then really I wouldn't consider replacing the video card for this machine now. It would be a waste of money.

Mark

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THX
by stach / June 22, 2010 6:47 AM PDT
In reply to: A couple of tests.

Mark
Thank you,I did #3 and now I can enlarge my video's.
Stach

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(NT) Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for reporting back.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 22, 2010 7:23 PM PDT
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