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Windows Media Player

Posted on 2006-04-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-06
What causes the picture/movie to be very tiny in Windows Media Player.  I just downloaded version 10.
I have a 256mb pci express video card.  I do expect the picture to be choppy as I can only use dial up.
It is aggravating to get a good video card and then the picture is so tiny.

Question by:hayley3
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David Brugge earned 1000 total points
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Quite often, when developers are setting up their content for distribution on the web, they will offer different size output for different sized download speeds. Needless to say, the folks with the fastest connections, get the largest images and the largest file sizes.
If you are receiving a downloaded file, it means that you don't have to wait forever to view what others can see within seconds. If it is a streamed file, a larger file might indeed be choppy, or it just might not play at all.
If you don't want microsoft to make this decision for you, go into the options and change your connection speed to something faster and view a few files to see how things work. You can always change it back.

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ID: 16572592
Thanks.  I didn't know if it was the amount of Ram, something I needed to change either in "graphics card" or "media player", or if it was actually my connection.  Unfortunately I can't get away from dialup.  

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