WinDVD 8 Plays Video CD Wrong Size for Windows 7 - ThinkPad R400, R500, T400 and T500


When playing Video CD, the image appears small and in the upper left-hand corner of the video window. Full screen playback is normal.

An error in WinDVD plays MPEG-1 files at native resolution regardless of the video window size. The trigger for this error is the screen being set to 150% DPI. The error does not appear in 100% ro 125 DPI modes.

Fullscreen playback is normal when this bug exists.

Only systems with AMD graphics exhibit this behavior.

DVD and Blu-ray playback are not affected because they do not use MPEG-1.

Lenovo sets 150% DPI mode for WUXGA screens in the factory.


Affected configurations

Any of the following ThinkPad systems running Microsoft Windows 7 configured with WinDVD 8 BD, AMD graphics, and WUXGA screen:

  • R400, R500
  • T400, T500



No fix is currently available.

  1. Play Fullscreen Mode; OR
  2. Use Media Player for Video CD; OR
  3. Change desktop DPI to 125%.
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-73901
  • Document ID: HT004084
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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