Windows 10: Don't open an avchd file in thumb nail Solved

  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.14394 Build 14393
       07 Mar 2018 #1

    Don't open an avchd file in thumb nail

    Whenever I open an avchd file in Windows Media Player, it first opens it in a little display that's about an inch and a half square. They used to open larger and, if I wanted full screen, I could click on the little box and get that. I don't have any idea in the world how it got changed to opening in that little bitty square (thumb nail?) and I can't change it to open full screen or anything else without having to do it manually. You would think that, if you clicked on the little square to get full screen, there would be some way to make it do that automatically for any file you open with Windows Media Viewer.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,850
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Mar 2018 #2

    That little square is the default size of Windows Media Player in its 'Now Playing' mode.

    You can set WMP to resize itself automatically to the video once it has opened it and determined its size.

    Open WMP, either by opening a video or preferably by running WMP from Start. If you opened it by playing a video, switch to its Library view (little icon, top right). Running it from the Start menu will open in Library view.

    On the 'View' menu, under 'Video size', tick 'Fit Player to video' and the player will snap to the video size as it plays it. You may also like to tick 'Fit video to Player on resize' which will scale the video if you resize the player window while it's playing.

    You can set WMP to open initially to any size you want, you're not stuck with that 'postage stamp'. Open WMP from the Start menu (click Start, then type windows media player to find it). Click the little icon bottom right to switch to 'Now Playing'. Click and drag the window to the size (and position) you want. Close WMP and it will remember these settings and use them next time it is opened.
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  3. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.14394 Build 14393
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2018 #3

    No View Menu

    I don't see a view menu. See screen shot in the attachment.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,850
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Mar 2018 #4

    Ken Lichtsinn said: View Post
    I don't see a view menu...
    Ctrl+M will toggle the menu bar on or off.

    Alternatively, Alt+V will bring up the View menu without the need for a menu bar.
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