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How to play a video at 200% zoom on Mac? [Resolved]

Is there a way to play a video at 200% zoom on Mac with builtin programs like Preview or Quicktime?

Or do you need to install a third party video player like VLC?


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Asked June 10, 2019
Posted Under: Apple
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Turns out the simplest way to zoom in on a video beyond "fit to screen" is to use the Mac OS builtin Accessibility Zoom feature. I could not find any application that could do it (Finder Preview, Quicktime, VLC, MPV).

Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom to see your keyboard/mouse shortcuts. For example, on my system I can use ctrl + 2 finger trackpad scroll to zoom in/out. Or opt + cmd + =/- with the keyboard. After you zoom in, you can use the mouse to pan around.


credit: wisbucky
Answered June 10, 2019
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