How to change the aspect ratio while playing .wmv files with Windows Media Player 10?

some of the wmv-files I play come with in a 4:3 ratio, others with 16:9. This results in oval heads as I can't find a location within the player to change the aspect ratio during playing.

I switched to the free VLP player from but now my remote for my notebook doesn't work anymore as all remote commands are set for WMP only.

Any help is appreciated.
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If your video appears to be stretched or skewed, try adjusting the pixel aspect ratio in Windows Media Player 10 by doing the following:

1. Begin playing the video file.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3. On the Devices tab, click Display, and then click the Properties button.
4. Adjust the pixel aspect ratio by using the slider and/or spin box controls.
5. Click the Apply button.
The video will begin playing from the beginning with the new pixel aspect ratio settings that you applied. Repeat this procedure until the video playback appears normal.


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BambooMichaelAuthor Commented:
Perfect solution. thank you.
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