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The Sony DCR-SR300 is a
standard definition, consumer grade camcorder that can record different sorts of video to the internal hard disc drive or memory stick flash memory. just for reference, a link to the manual:
It sounds like there may be a few things going on, so we'll try one at a time to see what helps.
Page 54 of the manual has the different quality settings possible. Higher quality = larger file size = shorter total record time on the storage media. This may impact the window size you get on the Quicktime window. Speaking of which - XP has not been around for a while - I know lots of folks use it, but these sorts of compatibility issues will be common as more time passes. Try VLC Player. In either case, you *should* be able to make the video view larger by increasing the size of the Quicktime (or VLC Player) window.
Next, page 110 shows us that the camcorder captures MPG file types... not MP4. Where did MP4 files come from? If transcoded to be converted for use in some sort of media player, then that might expelling the size issue, but not the widescreen vs 4:3 - assuming the transcoding was done correctly. If no transcoding was done, it is a mystery how those MPG files turned into MP4 files...
So... give VLC player a shot - from www.videolan.org
Hope this helps.
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