Mint 7- Movie Player

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Mint 7- Movie Player

Postby jmjhome on Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:44 am

Hello all,

I would like to ask a question about the movie player that comes with Mint 7.

I have tried playing .wmv, and flash movies, and they play ok, but the viewing screen is small. Anyway to make it bigger? I have chosen full screen, and the border gets bigger, however the viewing screen still stays small.

Thank you for your help.

Cheers
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Re: Mint 7- Movie Player

Postby Dean on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:55 pm

Double click on the viewing screen itself, or right click on it and choose full screen. I'm assuming that you are trying to press the box in the right hand corner to get full screen . . . correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Mint 7- Movie Player

Postby jmjhome on Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:02 am

Hi Lukios,

Thank you for your reply.

I thought of that too, and it seems totally logical.
Unfortunately, though, when choosing full screen, it is still a small video but changes in that it now has a large black border around it.

Any more ideas are welcome :)

Cheers
Anthony
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Re: Mint 7- Movie Player

Postby Dean on Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:45 am

I'm not sure exactly is the problem with your movie player, but have you tried using vlc player?
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Re: Mint 7- Movie Player

Postby MaddogF16 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:47 am

Can you play regular movies in full screen?
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Re: Mint 7- Movie Player

Postby jmjhome on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:44 am

Hello,

Well, I worked out how to change preferred applications in Firefox, I changed wmv preferred application from gecko to (movie player or vlc) and then I was able to play the wmv movie sent to me in full size and full screen. Also, on a certain website, it has listed a few ways to get their live tv on internet video, including Flash at 100, 300, 500K, and Windows media player. Depending on which of the flash choices I choose, some will be small, some will go to full size. I don't quite understand it all, but I don't need to, as long as I can choose one that works which I now can.
For Windows media player, alas, I changed that preferred application to vlc but that has not changed thus far........perhaps after a restart?

Thank you all for your help, you gave me info and ideas to try which helped me get to where I am.

Cheers
Anthony

PS- Thank you to the Linux Mint 7 developers, it is a great program!
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