When you open a video in VLC player, the app automatically resizes its window to fit the video resolution. The exception to this case is if VLC was maximized before, in which case it will continue to open in maximized state. If you’d rather have VLC remember its window size and not resize every time to fit a video’s resolution, there’s an easy fix for it.
In VLC player, go to Tools > Preferences 🔧 > Interface, and uncheck the option that says “Resize interface to video size”. Click Save and you’re done. This works regardless of whether you’re on Windows, macOS, or Linux.
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Aha. Duh! I figured why mine was resizing, not the above either. Click the Video menu drop down, then unselect “Always Fit Window” I definitely over thought this. All good now, but some of my old videos look so tiny :(
Hi, which step isn’t working? Could you provide more details on your OS, version of VLC, and what you’re looking to do in VLC settings?
hi, did all the steps. VLC keeps resizing
Hi! You might want to file a bug report with VLC if a setting isn’t working as it should. Before filing a report, please make sure you’re running the latest version of VLC player on a supported platform, check that a similar report hasn’t been filed already, and that it’s actually a bug instead of expected behaviour.
I fixed this by quitting and re-opening VLC after changing and saving the settings. It works now.
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