Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:46:03 +0000, Haoleboy wrote:

> Hello everyone; I have a question regarding watching movies from Netflix
> that I watch on my laptop. A lot of the movies are in "letterbox", and
> some of them are full screen. Bear in mind, when I watch movies from
> Netflix on our flat screen, they are full screen. Can anyone give me an
> answer why? I have just started using openSUSE Gnome, and I have used
> Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian, and a few others, but I get the same
> results. I have 8 gigs of Ram, and keep my systems updated constantly.
> Does it have something to do with the codecs? If so, what can I do about
> it?
>
> Thank you very much! Dave


Shouldn't have anything to do with the codecs - but I'm not entirely sure
I understand your question.

What is the aspect ratio of your flat screen?

Not all movies are shot using the same aspect ratio, so it's natural to
have black bars above/below to fill in the space that wasn't in the
original format.

Jim



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Jim;

I did not realize that it was normal for Netflix to do that. It sounds like that is just the way the movies are made. Thank you all for your comments!!
Dave