04-25-17 12:56 PM
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  1. CyberMan2013'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
    Slimport won't make a difference. BlackBerry just chose not to support independent full screen resolutions on an external display when mirroring on the passport. Funnily enough the Z10's screen resolution is 768 x 1280 yet it can mirror and fill the screen of a 1920 x 1200 monitor. When the Z10 's output resolution is set to 1920 x 1080 the image appears vertically stretched and fills the screen on the external monitor. When the Z10's output resolution is set to 1920 x 1200 there's slight letter boxing on the top and bottom of the screen but it's pixel perfect. So if BlackBerry allowed a similar implementation on the Passport, then when mirroring, the icons and hub might appear stretched horizontally on a widescreen display but if you're displaying a movie which is of the same wide format of the screen it would have been able to fill and fit on the screen properly. I think there are better ways in which the display output could be handled on the 1:1 ratio devices. BlackBerry is just lazy or doesn't care when it comes to that in my opinion. If they were really innovative they would come up with a more creative solution that gives more options and less limitations to its customers. So, right now, our solution to that problem if we want to stick with BlackBerry would be to buy a Z10 or Z30.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-15 08:57 AM
  2. Apple Aya's Avatar
    It takes some time getting used to, but I am not disappointed. I'm more disappointed by how many video file types it does NOT play. I guess BB didn't load all the available codecs out there.
    05-06-15 09:30 AM
  3. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    I just realised that watching videos in Passport is like watching videos in iPhone 4 (or 4S) in landscape mode...

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-15 10:43 AM
  4. chrisru'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
    For what it is worth I used miracast on my panasonic tv from my passport (Lego movie) and it worked great (letterbox). Is it down to the movie format or luck? I haven't tried another movie yet.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-15 11:22 AM
  5. eb_solaris's Avatar
    Short answer to initial question: no

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-15 04:39 PM
  6. SebToelle's Avatar
    Short answer to initial question: no

    Posted via CB10
    Nuff said!

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    05-06-15 04:48 PM
  7. CyberMan2013's Avatar
    For what it is worth I used miracast on my panasonic tv from my passport (Lego movie) and it worked great (letterbox). Is it down to the movie format or luck? I haven't tried another movie yet.

    Posted via CB10
    It's not down to luck. It depends on if the playback app supports the Play On feature or not. The BlackBerry browser and Videos app supports it so if you playback a file using the browser or the Videos app you will have the option to play it back full screen. Ironically as well as stupidly, if you try to play a video using the file manager, the integrated video player in the file manager doesn't support the Play On feature so if you want to stream movies full screen, from your computer using just the the file manager you can't.

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-15 05:35 PM
  8. kthhrrsn's Avatar
    No.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport via CB10
    05-06-15 06:34 PM
  9. kfehling's Avatar
    No. Why?

    Posted via CB10
    05-06-15 11:43 PM
  10. BL3's Avatar
    I been saying this: they need to add 'Fill' feature for streaming on the web. Will make life great!

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-15 11:32 PM
  11. Trauma Surgeon's Avatar
    It's not down to luck. It depends on if the playback app supports the Play On feature or not. The BlackBerry browser and Videos app supports it so if you playback a file using the browser or the Videos app you will have the option to play it back full screen. Ironically as well as stupidly, if you try to play a video using the file manager, the integrated video player in the file manager doesn't support the Play On feature so if you want to stream movies full screen, from your computer using just the the file manager you can't.

    Posted via CB10
    Now that does sound like a silly oversight that needs to be fixed!

    Posted via CB10
    05-23-15 02:53 AM
  12. Rajusa24's Avatar
    Am using Mx player from play store am watching vid in full screen that is awesome on my passport
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    04-14-17 04:01 AM
  13. IvanTheTolerable's Avatar
    It's great for watching 60s and 70s shows.

    BB10 will outlast Android! Just you wait! Stage 1: denial
    04-14-17 06:50 AM
  14. vette2009's Avatar
    No

    Posted via CB10
    04-22-17 09:37 PM
  15. nhatanh181's Avatar
    It is extremely satisfied to read book, documents, and look at maps.
    The real question is: how do
    someone can read when
    the margin is too narrow
    like this as it appears
    on a candy bar form factor?

    For watching show I use 7" tablet. 1080p content I use 24" monitor


    Posted via Blackberry Passport
    04-22-17 10:00 PM
  16. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Am using Mx player from play store am watching vid in full screen that is awesome on my passport
    How can you call that awesome? The video in full screen looks stretched vertically. Ugh!
    04-22-17 11:24 PM
  17. aslamk47's Avatar
    No.. not.. never..

    Good to watch video.. and great to watch old video


     BLACKBERRY |P A S S P O R T | OG| BBM 2C1E63FA
    04-23-17 03:54 AM
  18. Apple Aya's Avatar
    It's great for watching 60s and 70s shows.

    BB10 will outlast Android! Just you wait! Stage 1: denial
    80's and 90's shows as well.
    04-23-17 08:39 AM
  19. crunch27's Avatar
    No problems here. I watch a lot of Netflix on my Passport. I just double tap the screen and it trims some stuff on the sides and I like it.

    Posted via CB10
    04-23-17 08:29 PM
  20. ThaLiveKing's Avatar
    No

    Posted via CB10
    04-23-17 08:55 PM
  21. neoberry99's Avatar
    Nope. I use my Priv for videos
    04-24-17 05:15 AM
  22. JMDBERRY's Avatar
    I use my 57" tv to watch movies! I use my BlackBerry Passport for business! Just say'n!!
    04-25-17 12:56 PM
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