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  1. sorinv's Avatar
    This is z30

    Anyone disappointed watching videos on Passport due to square screen?-img_20141029_215023.png

    Posted via CB10
    10-29-14 08:52 PM
  2. sorinv's Avatar
    And this is the Passport. The software needs fixing. Should be an easy fix.
    Anyone disappointed watching videos on Passport due to square screen?-img_20141029_214623.png
    10-29-14 08:53 PM
  3. GeoK's Avatar
    For the record, I will state that I don't watch enough videos to really be annoyed by the way videos play on the Passport.
    Maybe, just regretful that your video plays on it?
    10-30-14 07:03 AM
  4. sorinv's Avatar
    For the record, I will state that I don't watch enough videos to really be annoyed by the way videos play on the Passport.
    Maybe, just regretful that your video plays on it?
    Video is fine, not a problem using the playon feture.
    It is flash in the browser livestreaming TV on an external monitor that is the problem.
    I am sure a lot of people watch live TV, especially live sports, on their HDMI monitors.
    That is what DOES not work on the Passport and it is annoying.
    It's not about watching TV on the Passport screen..which is a nuisance but not such a big problem.
    10-30-14 07:37 AM
  5. jthep's Avatar
    I don't watch a crazy amount of videos on smartphones, thats what a tablet is for. But I will say Netflix fills the entire screen and for Youtube, I use FastTube which lets you change the orientation to fill the screen, so no, the video works fine and for most of what I use it for fills the whole screen.
    10-30-14 09:06 AM
  6. deadcowboy's Avatar
    I don't watch a crazy amount of videos on smartphones, thats what a tablet is for. But I will say Netflix fills the entire screen and for Youtube, I use FastTube which lets you change the orientation to fill the screen, so no, the video works fine and for most of what I use it for fills the whole screen.
    But then you end up cutting out almost half of the picture...

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    10-30-14 01:02 PM
  7. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    But then you end up cutting out almost half of the picture...

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    Seriously just from me to you (whispering): I didn't anticipate how difficult to understand this topic is for people, I thought it's crystal clear. I'm out....

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 04:52 AM
  8. jvinp's Avatar
    Yeah I get that. But all this is oftentimes so completely ripped out of context. Because the Passport CAN play video at a size between an iPhone 4 and 5. Yeah compared to many other phones in landscape that's small today, but how big of a deal it is really, generally speaking, for the vast majority of smartphone users? It is what it is: a smaller video screen for those rare moments when people actually watch a video on their phones. Now if someone does watching video on the go often and doesn't have a tablet then fine. Get a different phone, the Passport isn't for you. But don't put the device up for question in general and for everybody, as if people nowadays do nothing else with their phones than video on the go.

    Posted via CB10
    You gave reasons related to data, rather than dimensions, which is what I was addressing.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 02:04 PM
  9. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    would still prefer to watch movies on a nice big 80 inch screen TV.
    Sure, but I hate all of the dirty looks when I carry it onto a crowded BART train with me...
    kertong likes this.
    11-01-14 02:18 PM
  10. Adif_70's Avatar
    Just compared mine to a 5c video and very little difference. Never bothered me. I guess if you watch netflix every night and want to on your phone then a Z30 would be better.

    Posted with my 5 week old superb Passport!
    11-01-14 02:20 PM
  11. cgallaer's Avatar
    No.

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 02:20 PM
  12. wilkto's Avatar
    I fail to see the problem. It's a 1:1 screen. Movies are 16:9 or in some cases narrower.

    Posted via zedten
    11-01-14 02:32 PM
  13. --TommesJay--'s Avatar
    You gave reasons related to data, rather than dimensions, which is what I was addressing.

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    I don't get what you're saying?

    Posted via CB10
    11-01-14 03:01 PM
  14. hustmobile's Avatar
    Please give "GoodPlayer" app a free try, it is on BlackBerry World now.
    Zmain likes this.
    11-19-14 09:46 AM
  15. Eduard Pertinez's Avatar
    I have not been able to read all the comments and I guess nobody is ever going to read mine neither, yet, for what I read I still didn't got an answer to the question I was looking for.

    In my case I can say that every now and then I see some video about unboxing, or a presentation of some kind. In Q10 or in portrait mode with z10 those videos look too small. You simply do not see the details HD video is offering.

    So my question is ... what about bb pp? Do you feel you are loosing something when you see a video there?
    04-27-15 02:58 AM
  16. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    At 4.5 inches screen size, of course you will miss a lot of detailed things...

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    04-27-15 03:01 AM
  17. Andy Kuo's Avatar
    Square screen definitely NOT for movies.

    MBFan-WHITE PASSPORT
    04-27-15 03:49 AM
  18. BBd00d's Avatar
    It doesn't bother me, but then again, I dont watch full movies on my phone, just youtube clips whenever killing time.

    Posted via CB10
    04-27-15 05:18 AM
  19. anon9347040's Avatar
    The screen is square. How can I be disappointed with video playback when I went in with both eyes open KNOWING that the screen was square? Is this some kind of a trick question?

    -- Passport, VMO, Toronto CA
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    04-27-15 06:18 AM
  20. YeemanBB's Avatar
    +1000

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    04-27-15 08:17 AM
  21. CyberMan2013's Avatar
    And this is the Passport. The software needs fixing. Should be an easy fix.
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    Ummm, tap the video to display the controls and you should see a squarish looking icon either near the bottom right or top right corner which would adjust the scaling/stretch/aspect ratio of the video.

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    Last edited by CyberMan2013; 04-27-15 at 12:33 PM.
    04-27-15 08:40 AM
  22. adutchuser's Avatar
    Problem I have found is that android apps do not seemed to recognise when the passport is connected via slimport to hdmi and hence do not use the full Tv screen size but only a small box

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    04-27-15 08:55 AM
  23. CyberMan2013's Avatar
    Problem I have found is that android apps do not seemed to recognise when the passport is connected via slimport to hdmi and hence do not use the full Tv screen size but only a small box

    Posted via CB10
    Video output and screen mirroring on the Passport sucks compared to the Z10 or Z30 because of the 1:1 aspect ratio. If the app doesn't support the Play On feature you're out of luck. Miracast is a less than ideal solution that doesn't work for lag sensitive cases like gaming. Then you can't use HDMI output and USB OTG at the same time like you could with the Z30.

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    04-27-15 09:20 AM
  24. Poi25's Avatar
    Why does this thread exist. You don't see people at McDonald's complaining that the hamburgers aren't vegan and fat free.

    You knew what you were getting yourself into.
    anon9347040 likes this.
    04-27-15 11:34 AM
  25. zyad's Avatar
    So I'm trying to stream Showbox (Android App) to my Samsung HDTV via Miracast and obviously the video is letterboxed within the already-small square, resulting in a tiny movie on the TV.
    I even tried using MXPLAYER (Android App) as the external player, with the same result (only difference is that MXPLAYER gives different aspect and stretch ratios, but all are still within the square box).
    Are we out of luck when it comes to this?
    With the Slimport adapter (which I was going to order), am I still going to be stuck with the same aspect ratio issues? I'm not optimistic on a 1920x1080 output option via HDMI and being able to stretch the pic to fit.

    Posted via CB10
    05-05-15 08:58 PM
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