Having shot a movie on my iPad mini and transferred it onto my laptop, I have a question about how it displays on the laptop screen.
In MediaInfo (see attachment info.), it says the clip size is 1920 x 1080 pixels, but when I open it in SMPlayer it doesn't fill the entire screen area.
My laptop has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080, so why doesn't the movie (of the same resolution) cover the entire screen area?
Please explain this, and how can I resize the movie to fill the screen fully.
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By default many media players like SMPlayer don't start playing full screen. You need to tell it to play full screen by double-clicking inside the preview window, or go into the settings.One man's opinion is another man's toilet paper.......
Upon further review of the media info file, it looks like the classic (Rotation: 90°). Let me guess, you shot your video in "Portrait Mode" instead of "Landscape Mode"? That would explain it....................
Otherwise post a sample.One man's opinion is another man's toilet paper.......
Rotations are easy to accomplish in Quicktime Player Pro, and then resave (losslessly) as a new MOV.
However, if you accidentally recorded it that way, when you rotate, of course ALL vertical images will be sideways, etc. No getting around that - EVER.
Best thing you can do now is (choose one):
1. Leave it alone
2. Zoom, crop, re-encode & lose quality
3. Pillarbox/Pad, re-encode & lose quality
4. Rotate your monitor/display to portrait mode (leaving the video alone)
5. Rotate the video and enjoy watching things sideways
Scott"When will the rhetorical questions end?!" - George Carlin
OK guys, thanks for your advice.
I'll make sure next time I shoot a movie on my iPad to get the orientation right.