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How can I play video at the bottom of the screen / projection instead of it being centred?

felixkaiserfelixkaiser Validating, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

VLC has an option to align video e.g. to the bottom of the screen. This is very handy e.g. when using a 4:3 aspect ratio projector with a 16:9 video.
How can one position the Plex Web App or Windows Player video on the bottom of the screen?

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  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 30,874 Plex Ninja
    edited May 10 Accepted Answer

    In the web app, I don't know a way to influence video position.

    If you use Plex Media Player (which is recommended anyway over the web app for a home cinema) there is a way:
    add this line to the mpv.conf file:
    --video-align-y=-1

    But this will only work if the black borders are not part of the video picture. i.e. you must have cropped the black borders of your video after ripping it.
    It won't work with DVD and Bluray [REMUX]es.

    See here for info about the mpv.conf file:
    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/284922/customizing-subtitle-appearance-in-plex-media-player-pmp#top

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  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 30,874 Plex Ninja
    edited May 10 Accepted Answer

    In the web app, I don't know a way to influence video position.

    If you use Plex Media Player (which is recommended anyway over the web app for a home cinema) there is a way:
    add this line to the mpv.conf file:
    --video-align-y=-1

    But this will only work if the black borders are not part of the video picture. i.e. you must have cropped the black borders of your video after ripping it.
    It won't work with DVD and Bluray [REMUX]es.

    See here for info about the mpv.conf file:
    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/284922/customizing-subtitle-appearance-in-plex-media-player-pmp#top

    Got help? Help others too - by reporting back with your results!
    Have you checked the Documentation before posting a question in the forums?
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  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 30,874 Plex Ninja

    And sorry, my example will move the picture to the top of the screen.
    You wanted it at the bottom, so you'll need
    --video-align-y=1 instead

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  • felixkaiserfelixkaiser Validating, Plex Pass Posts: 2 Plex Pass

    Thanks Otto. I'm using a 32-bit Windows, so I cannot even install the Windows Player. There's a version from the Microsoft Store available, but I cannot find a mpv.conf for it. I keep looking, thanks again.

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 30,874 Plex Ninja

    @felixkaiser said:
    Thanks Otto. I'm using a 32-bit Windows, so I cannot even install the Windows Player. There's a version from the Microsoft Store available, but I cannot find a mpv.conf for it. I keep looking, thanks again.

    The software on the App Store is not Plex Media Player. The above trick won't work for it.

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