In a case of mine a very high (compared to the video stream) resolution graphical frame (saying "access denied" (when my IP changes)) can appear instead of a video stream, which makes VLC window to resize, getting bigger than my screen is. This annoys me. Can I set up VLC to never resize its window when I don't do it myself and resize content instead?
It is really tricky to find the checkbox that needs to be un-checked, so you could go edit the rc file (but don't use notepad.exe to do so, as the file will not be formatted).
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\VLC --- vlcrc.default 2011-12-16 11:46:51.000000000 -0800 +++ vlcrc.noresize 2010-12-05 20:00:26.000000000 -0800 @@ -1088,7 +1088,7 @@ #qt-maximized=101 # Resize interface to the native video size (boolean) -#qt-video-autoresize=1 +qt-video-autoresize=0
Here is where you find the option in the interface.
From the VLC documentation, I found:
--sout-transcode-maxwidth=<integer> Maximum output video width. --sout-transcode-maxheight=<integer> Maximum output video height.
However, running VLC from the command line requires a lot of setup (including settings from the standard module and the transcode module), so you may want to take a look at their Examples.
I'm going to install VLC on this computer and look into setting max sizes through the GUI. I'll report back if I find anything.
Select Tools ⇨ Preferences ⇨ Interface then uncheck the box Resize interface to video size and the box Integrate video in interface, restart.
Start movie now, if you notice there should be 2 windows the main and the video window in 2 separate windows now.
Go back Select Tools ⇨ Preferences ⇨ Interface then check Integrate video in interface Finally, restart VLC.
The video windows return normal to its default inside the main window now the movie stay in the location you want, resize as you like, close the movie open and notice stays in the size you have choosen.
I don't know how it this but after trying that's how it works for me.
Other option I have found is: