DVD Player has weird "mirroring" border in full screen

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  1. Adam77 macrumors newbie

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    This is a little hard to explain, but when a DVD starts playing in the DVD Player application on my iMac, there is a weird border of about 1 pixel all around the edge of the picture that seems to be mirroring what's on the opposite side of the screen. For example, if there's something like a space battle happening (i.e. with a dark background filling most of the screen) and a ship explodes at the bottom of the screen, I'll see a thin, bright orangy strip of that explosion also up at the very top of the screen.

    Oddly enough, this doesn't happen if I go into Front Row and play the DVD through there, it's only in the DVD Player application and only in full screen mode. Not a huge deal, but it's just really annoying the heck out of me. :confused:

    Any ideas on what might be causing this and how to fix it? Thanks!
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    could you whip out your digicam and take a piccy? I am having trouble understanding your description. Sorry
     
  3. Adam77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All I have is the camera on my very old phone, so I'm sorry this picture bites; I think you can get the basic idea though. This is a missile flying through space with a fiery trail behind it, and at the top of the screen is a thin strip of that tail.
     

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  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    strange...almost like the video is being tiled...
     
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    I've noticed the same thing, but it was on my Samsung upconverting DVD player (region 2), not my Mac.

    That suggests it may have something to do with the disc/video on the disc, or at least how different players deal with that 'something'.

    Sorry I can't help more, but I thought you might find the info of use.
     
  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Is this something you see only in DVD Player? (Try playing the disc in VLC or some other video player.)
     
  8. Adam77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, it seems to only be in DVD Player. I just tried it in VLC and it looked fine.
     
  9. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    It looks as if there is a black bar at the bottom of the screen. Does that happen in VLC?
     
  10. Adam77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, that's just the widescreen aspect ratio.
     
  11. Adam77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any other thoughts on how to fix this? I'm going to report it to Apple as a bug...
     

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