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Video Playback Problem

I'm not actually sure if this is the right forum, so forgive me if it's misplaced! I have a Windows 10 desktop that has very recently started playing back videos strangely. In both Chrome and Microsoft Edge as well as Windows Media Player (but interestingly NOT Firefox), videos will be zoomed way in making them impossible to view. I have checked that my display settings are correct, have made sure my video driver is up-to-date, I have tried to adjust playback quality to see if it did anything and have cleared the cache in Chrome plus reset the browser settings -- all to no avail. Here is a photo so that you can see what I'm talking about. The photo on the left is what I see in Chrome/ME/WMP and on the right, what the video should look like in Firefox.
Any suggestions?

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I ran into this with Flash playback.

In reply to: Video Playback Problem

I don't recall the fix I used but on another PC it cleared up over time as Flash updated.

I'd not fix but use what works for now and wait for Flash to update.

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Flash is up-to-date

In reply to: I ran into this with Flash playback.

I checked and my Flash software is current. :/

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Keep in mind

In reply to: Flash is up-to-date

That updates can break things as well as fix. Try this playback on another PC.

I can't test if it works here as no example video link was shared.

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Video link below

In reply to: Keep in mind

- the video that I took a screen capture of in both Chrome and Firefox (see original post).

Zoomed-in videos:
Desktop - Chrome (Facebook and Youtube)
Desktop - Microsoft Edge (Facebook and Youtube)
Desktop - any stored video in Windows Media Player, Windows "Movies and TV" app

Normal Display:
Desktop - Firefox
Desktop - Quicktime Player
Laptop (same operating system, logged in to Google, so Chrome account settings the same as on Desktop) - everything normal in all browsers, Youtube, Facebook. Don't have any stored videos there, so I can't check them, but I would assume they are normal.
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I see the screencap and now a video embedded.

In reply to: Video link below

But no link so I can't see what you are seeing. I'm sorry if I was unclear. I want to web page link so I can go there and see what might be different about that page.

Hope you sort this out soon.

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Can't help with that...

In reply to: I see the screencap and now a video embedded.

I don't think you will be able to "see what I am seeing" because it is ONLY visible on my desktop. The Youtube link I provided is zoomed way in on my desktop, but normal everywhere else - laptop, iphone, ipad and - I assume your computer. It is not JUST that video, either - it is all videos whether they are watched on Youtube, Facebook, or opened from a file on my computer. There is some setting somewhere on my computer that is not right and I don't know how to fix it. I'll try to take a video within a video using my iphone or something.

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Since I can't play with this

In reply to: Can't help with that...

All the videos so far play fine here and as I can't find a link from you to dive into how/why it might mess up I have to hope this will find a fix as video players update.

Good luck and if I think of something new, I'll post again.

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Made a video with my iPhone

In reply to: I see the screencap and now a video embedded.

If you click on this link, you'll see what I see on my desktop - first is the embedded video above, then as seen in Youtube, then normal display in Firefox. Please note - this video is just one example - it happens with ALL videos as mentioned in the "Video Link Below" post.

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