Windows 10: Windows 10 scaling issue

  1.    31 Jan 2017 #1

    Windows 10 scaling issue


    Hi all,


    I currently use two displays; a 22" monitor (primary), the other a 60" TV (secondary). The secondary monitor has a scaling factor of 125% selected within 'Display Settings'. I'm experiencing a problem with the feature whereby when switching back to the primary monitor; some of the scaling artefacts remain and interfere with general use.

    VLC Media Player being the best example... The video output is displayed with an apparent zoom of the content (125%, perhaps?).

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    As you can see from the screen above, the credits are cut off due to said zoom. A restart fixes the problem but this is most inconvenient to action on a regular basis.

    Is anyone aware of the cause? Or more to the point; a fix!


    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    02 Feb 2017 #2

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  3. bro67's Avatar
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       02 Feb 2017 #3

    You do not want to zoom in VLC. You need to learn how to use the Video settings for the program. If that video was from a 4:3/480i source, you are going to end up with the borders on the left and right side.
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  4.    02 Feb 2017 #4

    bro67 said: View Post
    You do not want to zoom in VLC. You need to learn how to use the Video settings for the program. If that video was from a 4:3/480i source, you are going to end up with the borders on the left and right side.
    Sorry, I should've been clearer. This zoomed effect is caused by Windows 10 scaling feature. It's not something that's been enabled in VLC.

    If I log-in to the OS using my secondary monitor (60" TV), Windows applies a scaling factor of 125% so everything is bigger and easier to read. However, it also results in this zoom-like side effect when using VLC. If I log in using my primary monitor (which has no scaling enabled) then the video displays fine.
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  5.    02 Feb 2017 #5

    Here's the video if logged in via my primary monitor instead:

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    As you can see, it's the full image displayed this time...
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       02 Feb 2017 #6

    tbcam88 said: View Post
    Sorry, I should've been clearer. This zoomed effect is caused by Windows 10 scaling feature. It's not something that's been enabled in VLC.
    If I log-in to the OS using my secondary monitor (60" TV), Windows applies a scaling factor of 125% so everything is bigger and easier to read. However, it also results in this zoom-like side effect when using VLC. If I log in using my primary monitor (which has no scaling enabled) then the video displays fine.
    It is not a scaling problem, it is not using the software for your GPU and also making sure that if you have it set to Native Resolution, which one monitor has a higher resolution, but the other one does not. You need to make both monitors the same screen size.

    Of course using a 60" HDTV is why you are going to see the issues with stuff shown on it with VLC will behave like you are seeing.

    If you want to watch stuff on the 60", use Plex.
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