by MarkFlax - 6/16/09 12:44 PM
In Reply to: My pictures snafua by gelian
Not really anything to do with this discussion, and posting to 'old' threads like this often means that the regular helpers here 'walk on by' when the see the age of the first post. You would have done better creating your own new discussion.
I'm not sure of your problem. There are two ways of viewing videos from web pages.
1] Streaming video. You don't 'download' the video file yourself. Instead the web page 'streams' the video direct to a video player plugin installed in your browser. Once the video is finished, your computer does not retain the video file. With this method, the video size is fixed by the dimensions set by the web page designer and is usually much smaller than the browser page itself. However, right clicking inside the video window will sometimes offer options to expand to full screen. Some of these in-page video players also have a full-screen button.
To exit from the full-screen in these cases, you either press the ESC key, or click the 'return to normal size' button, or perhaps right click and make a choice on the menu.
2] Downloaded files. If a web site offers a file download, you would normally select to "Save to file", instead of running the file. This is so you can scan the file for viruses before opening it.
Once scanned and assuming the file is malware free, then you can double click the file and watch it in the media player. But different file types will use different media players, for example, RM files will play in Real Player, and WMP files will normally play in Windows Media Player. However, users can change these file associations themselves to choose different media players as their default players.
Without knowing more about what you do, where the files come from, and what media players are used, I am not sure what advice can be given. Have you tried right clicking the full-screen window and selecting "Video size", or similar?
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