Video playback is 'cropped' missing (about) bottom & left 20%. Why?

Posted on 2004-10-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
  Video playback of WMV and MPG files are being 'trimmed' when I play them (but not it seems ASF files). The bottom and left 20% or so is missing I have a desktop and a laptop and it's only affecting the desktop. It doesn't seem to be application specific as it's the same in Real Player, windows media player and (most annoyingly) pinnacle studio 9.  I'm guessing it's a codec issue but am really at a loss to know where to start and bemused by the fact that it affects both formats regardless of the software used.

Any Ideas??

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Do you have the video overlay active in video board driver configuration? What OS? What video board? What directx?

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> Do you have the video overlay active in video board driver configuration? What OS? What video board? What directx?

Video Overlay? What's that & how do I find out?
OS - Win2K  
Video Board Geforce 3  with 64mb ram
DirestX 9.0 (4.09.0000.0900)

I have gspot installed and have run it - it comes back with a LOT of detail - which bits are the important ones to focus on for this problem?

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crissand earned 250 total points
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In NVidia control panel there is an option for video overlay, if you use NVidia drivers. When you play the movie in full screen, is the image complete?

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Thanks crissand.

That was the culprit.

For info of anyone else looking at this Q.

Resolution was:

Control panel > Display > Setting > Advanced > Geforce 3 Tab.
then select : Geforce 3 > Overlay controls

at this point I could see that the zoom control had "top right" selected. I clicked on the "centre" and (for good measure) selected "Restore Defaults"

Problem solved! :-))
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