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I need video help

By Talk2geno
Nov 20, 2004
  1. I have a sony pcv-rs620g computer, windows XP, and a view sonic monitor. Every time I try and play a video the screen goes full screen with no way to get back without restarting the computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It also never gives me any controls to do anything!!!!!! What am I doing wrong? Please HELP!!!!!!
     
  2. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    Sounds like your video player preferences are set to full screen. Typical hot keys ( not all players obviously)
    escape = leave full screen mode
    space bar = start/stop I think WMP uses return instead.
    control Q = quit application

    2 things to try:
    Launch a video and hit escape, see if this reduces the screen and will allow you to chech your preferences.
    or
    Launch player w/o a video and see if it comes up normal size & verify your prefs.


    If none of this works, please tell me what player you are using.
     
  3. Talk2geno

    Talk2geno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Video still stuck on full screen!!!!!!!!!!

    I tried the recommendations but it still goes to full screen with no way out when a video launches. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What video player are you using?
     
  5. Talk2geno

    Talk2geno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    windows media player. But all players go to full screen
     
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Have any of those players been installed by you, or did they all come preconfigured by Sony?
     
  7. Talk2geno

    Talk2geno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    preloaded by Sony
     
  8. The Best Alias

    The Best Alias TS Rookie Posts: 113

    WMP hot keys that might help.

    Alt 1 should reduce the video size to 50%.
    Ctrl M should give you menu controls.
     
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I bet Sony has set them up to run in full screen. You just have to change the configuration.

    To test, install your own media player like BSPlayer from www.bsplayer.com
     
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