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VLC Video Properties

Above is a screenshot of the properties of the video I played in VLC. As you can see, it clearly shows that the video is 1080p.

But when I am playing the video on my Windows laptop (with a 1366x768 resolution screen), I see black bars. Isn't the video supposed to be played in full screen, without any black bars, as both the video and my screen have a 16:9 resolution? What am I missing here?

Screenshot of video playing:

Video playing screenshot

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The video is being played full screen without black bars. Those black regions you see are part of the video which was likely made from an even wider theater-format original –  David Schwartz Mar 22 at 2:11

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The movie is wider than 16:9 and the letterbox black bars are encoded into the video file.

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