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I have skype 4.3.0.37 (32bits) installed in my system xubuntu(amd64), my problem is when I recievied a video call and set to full screen mode the video doesn't fill all the screen, only verticaly and I have 2 black side bars, one on the left and one right side. Is there any setting that I can try to get a really full screen? I recievied a video call with ratio of 640x480 (i have checked the technical informations during a call) and my screen resolution is 1366x768(16:9) my video card is intelgraphics incorporated, thanks for now Vladi.UPDATE: Today I recieved a video call from skype and I picked up from skype installed on windows 7 in my machine running Virtual Box, strange the same machine which I have xubuntu (linux) (host), and the call in fullscreen mode was perfect with no stripes on the sides!!! I think there is some configuration on skype for linux that I can achieve the same fullscreen mode that was in windows guest machine.

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    Skype puts these bars here to prevent the video signal from being stretched across the screen and looking horrible. If you want it to fit the screen you have to ask the person you're calling to get a better camera. – TheWanderer Oct 16 '15 at 14:20
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The reason the black bars are present is that the original video being sent by the other person's camera is in a 4:3 aspect ratio (you mentioned it was 640x480), while you said your screen is 1366x768 which as you mentioned is a 16:9 aspect ratio.

If the Skype application took it upon itself to stretch the image, rather than using the black bars to present the original aspect, you'd see something like this:

4:3 to 16:9 Stretched Image

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  • I understand this but is it possible to stretch the image? is there any configuration can I do? – vladimir pavloski Oct 16 '15 at 15:31
  • I don't believe so. – Jared Sutton Oct 17 '15 at 17:43
  • I recievied a video call today in windows 7 guest machine from the same source and the fullscreen mode was perfect. – vladimir pavloski Oct 23 '15 at 15:08

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