I'm trying to watch a movie with Movie Player, but it resizes the movie to fit the window, which messes with the quality. Is there a way to keep it from resizing while keeping the window maximized?



There are 2 ways to control the aspect ratio of mplayer.

You can set the aspect ratio of the monitor, and the aspect ratio of the video.

To set the monitor aspect ratio

mplayer -monitoraspect <ratio> <file.avi>

To set the movie aspect ratio

mplayer -aspect <ratio> <file.avi>

In your case mplayer -aspect 4:3 <file.avi> should keep it from resizing.

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    Maybe you can add which windowmanager you are using because it doesn't work with all of them. – MJB Jan 27 '11 at 20:35

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