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Why are some video's so small on my screen?

Asked by Dig_Dug (4249points) 2 months ago

They don’t fill in the whole screen on my phone. Even when I try to expand them.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

You can try holding the phone on its side. From portrait to landscape mode.

Entropy's avatar

I find sometime when tryin to switch to landscape, if the video is already maximized, it may not always detect the movement from the accelerometer. Not sure if this is a ‘my phone’ problem. Minimize the video, then re-enlarge with it already on it’s side. That works for me.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Disclaimer…My only experience is with an Android. Have you changed any settings recently??? That usually messes me up big time!!! If no…I usually do the same as @Entropy by going into landscape, minimize & then maximize which often fixes the problem. Yes, it’s a pain but better than nothing!!!You might want to do a search on your phone for “video” & see what settings you have available & what might need adjusting. I don’t take a lot of pics & I seldom if ever make a video, so my problem is mostly on youtube. If your situation is, I’m out of ideas!!!

Oops…just remembered another thing. In settings, go under “Accessibility”, then “visibility enhancements”. I think there is a “screen zoom” where you’ll find a “slide” to adjust the size of your screen. It’s been a while since I’ve had to use that, but it won’t hurt to look. Every time I have an update, my phone goes crazy & I start looking for fixes. OK…now I’m officially out of ideas so I hope it helps!!! Off to bed…niterzzz

Dig_Dug's avatar

It seems to do it on older videos they don’t fit my phone screen quit right. I know how to zoom in & out but if I do that then they get distorted and look weird. I thought maybe the framing or something when it was first made a long time ago had something to do with it but I don’t know for sure if that is even a thing?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Dig_Dug Sometimes an update will mess up my phone. Did you have any updates recently?

Dig_Dug's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Not that I know of. It only happens to some videos not all of them, thank goodness. :)

Forever_Free's avatar

They were taken with a potato phone.

Hint: Save the video and then go to you camera roll and view it. You are welcome.

Dig_Dug's avatar

^^ Cool I’ll try that :)

RayaHope's avatar

Maybe you’re looking at some weird foreign video. Or your settings are messed up.

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