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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The good ol Deep South
One single, thick, black bar along bottom of screen..
For the last week or so I've been playing around with streaming local media from my pc hard drive straight to the Chromecast by running the "Mongoose" server on my pc AND in the last 24hrs I've been messing around with Koushik's "AirCast" app.. I've had good overall results so far using both, with the exception of just one BIG annoyance. No matter which method I use to stream local content, whether it be from my PC hard drive using the mongoose server method OR playing local videos that I've got stored on my phone using Koushik's new "AirCast" app, I keep getting a single, thick, black bar along the bottom of the screen on every single movie. This happens on multiple TV's and I've tried several different movies and a couple of different file formats...it happens regardless. I've tried messing around with the TV settings on each TV and while it may zoom in on the movie or whatever, the black bar is still there. It looks like a typical widescreen movie, but with only the single black bar at the bottom of the screen...NO black bar up top at all. Again, this is happening on multiple TV's, with different movies, using different sources(sd card, phone's internal memory, PC hard drive). What's the deal? I've fooled around with settings on the TVs and I still can't get it to display correctly. I can actually get it to look right when I play a movie that is MEANT for "fullscreen" mode. In a fullscreen movie, it obviously looks right...it takes up the full screen. The only problem there is that most all of my movie collection is in widescreen format..I only have like 2 movies in fullscreen format and that's typical of most movies out there...it's harder and harder nowadays to find a movie in anything OTHER than widescreen. I shouldn't have to resort to just watching fullscreen movies...that shouldn't be the answer to this issue.. Can anyone else with this problem point me in the right direction.....? ......or is this just something that Developers(Google, Koushik, etc...) will have to work on? Thanks in advance!!
I've included a picture I took of what I'm talking about with my TV...