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Playing videos shifts screen to left... !

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Any way you can cap all of your Video Output to 720?

    Do you ever try to watch content that is 1080, can you view it on your TV? Also, with My HDTV, I have to roll back the resolution to about 1842 by 1036, or else my Desktop rolls off the Screen. I do that using the nVidia Control Panel, "resize Screen". Do you have to do anything like that for your Plasma TV?

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by AlexBW View Post
    My TV doesn't give me the option to switch between 1080i/p and 720p. An aspect ratio of 4:3 makes the viewing area too small as I believe it uses only about half the screen width with the image centered. I do not switch between computers, my TV is connected to my computer and I rarely switch to my DVD player.
    I checked on your Plasma TV model - You don;t have 1080 at all, it's 720. That's why I asked if you are trying to watch any Videos that are 1080 HD?

    If I had that limitation, I would probably only get 720 versions of what I wanna watch. But I don't know. You've got the Plasma TV, can you actually watch Videos at 1080? Maybe the problem has to do with Video Downscaling.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes, my TV only supports 720p but, I am able to play 1080 as well.

    I experimented with all the options in nVidia control panel like setting the GPU to do the scaling vs the display etc., it made no difference at all. One interesting thing I noticed that, if I set OpenGL as the driver for mplayer I do not face this problem, but if I set direct3d as the video driver then I encounter this display shifting to the left every time I play a video.

    So, I found a work around I could say, at least for mplayer. But, youtube videos always cause the display to move left. I wonder if I can specify youtube player to use OpenGL !?
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