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.Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
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.Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
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
OK guys, thanks for your advice.
I'll make sure next time I shoot a movie on my iPad to get the orientation right.