I need to use a browser add-on or any other software that can modify the aspect ratio of Flash videos. I would like it to be Linux compatible, but I'm interested in Windows software too.

Here is the problem:

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In this screenshot you can see better that the image is distorted:

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The video should be at 4:3 and it is distorted at 16:9. The same in full screen.

There is no possibility to view the video stream in other player because it is a PPV service available at a specific ISP (that's why I provided no link to that site).

On the Romanian Television site this feature is provided by the player (you manually choose the aspect ratio):

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Is there any freeware browser extension or standalone program that can do that?

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My first instinct was just to simply say use VLC this can defiantly play direct from a URL and can correct aspect ratios with no problem.

There is also this answer on AskUbuntu that gives more suggestions and details for alternative video players.

  • VLC or other players work in most cases, but not here.
    – Cornelius
    May 17, 2014 at 19:14
  • If the reason that VLC doesn't work is password/sign-in needed then maybe adding VLC as the player in your web browser settings. May 17, 2014 at 19:41

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