Omg the new droidforums app just deleted my whole dang post
Anyway I'll try and cover everything I had typed out...
First try and double tap the video while it's playing, it may zoom in to full screen. Also I highly recommend MX video player from the play store.
Windows live movie maker likes to add black borders all the way around letterbox videos, in my experience. Especially if you save the video in a different resolution than it started as. Make sure you create your own render profile for WLMM so that it doesn't do any scaling and saves the video at the same resolution that it started with.
Even further, dvd-video discs don't hold video at any higher resolution than 720x576 pixels, so you shouldn't be ripping at any higher resolution than that.
720x480 is common for movies.
It's also not entirely uncommon for DVDs to have the top and bottom black bars hard coded, in which case your bionic will of course render them as well, giving the appearance of a black border all the way around the video when played on your bionic.
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I am trying Pavtube ($35 on sale for a bargain of $16.80) and tried using settings of 1280 x 720 and bit rate of 900 and do not get full screen on playback. The program does offer a wide variety of possible settings. Do you actually get full screen, edge to edge using 1260 x 980 and bit rate of 1500?? That would be GREAT!
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It does depend on the video as well and not just the program. I do get full screen with almost all newer movies. It depends on the original resolution. For example, I have Act of Valor on my phone it is full screen besides the widescreen lines because the movie an original resolution higher than what I'm ripping it to. On the other hand, other movies, mostly older or animated ones, don't have a 1280x960 originally so when you are are shrinking the file it isn't going up change that. This is just my experience.
Probably 95% or more of my movies are full screen on my bionic. every now and then I will come across one that doesn't want to play in full screen.
It also could be a setting in your video player such as having play full screen or the original file size. I'm using QuickPic. I haven't used the stock video player in a while.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Last edited by SpeJ3435; 06-09-2012 at 07:50 AM.