[mythtv] Up and running; notes, tv-out, projects, etc...
Tue, 3 Sep 2002 13:54:43 -0400
On Tuesday 03 September 2002 11:08 am, Grant Taylor wrote:
> The nice thing is that this will generate TV from 1024x768 as well as
> the more usual 800x600 and 640x480 modes. The less nice thing is that
> the generated picture is a bit smaller than my TV screen, so there are
> little unused areas on the top and bottom. Anybody know how to adjust
> this? The "nvtv" project over at sourceforge distributes a tool that
> would do it but for the fact that it doesn't know about my card ;(
I just adjusted the picture size in my TV's service menu.
> SO! Now for improvements. I'd like to do some of the following, in
> this order, but from the list people may be overlapping, and I'd hate
> to duplicate work:
> - Larger fonts. I whacked some of the 11's and 13's for my own use
> in the code, but really the font sizes should all be in settings or
> in the theme or something. As an aside, the font scaling
> calculation breaks when the resolution is narrower than tall
> (352x480 gets teeny-weeny fonts!).
Yeah, they probably should be. Might break the epg, though, since that's all
> - Similarly, the "preview" window in the "watch recordings" listing
> seems too small.
Easy to modify. Making it bigger might take more CPU time, though, what with
the video playing through Qt and all.
> - External "library" manipluations. Some sort of web form or basic
> tools to fiddle with the recordings, schedule stuff, etc. I'd
> especially like to be able to take random external video files and
> stick them into the system so they'll show as just another
> recording. I gather someone somewhere is fiddling with PHP code?
Hopefully someone is =)
> - Audio fix. If you change the audio speed in settings, mythtv will
> be unable to play back previously recorded stuff properly.
> Apparently the audio speed isn't in the files or is ignored?
Ah, I hadn't even thought of that. I'll fix that.
> - Standalone player. The internal player is basic but quite easy to
> use, and most importantly plays myth-nupple files. It would be
> nice to be able to easily play them on other computers without a
> full mythtv install. Maybe the thing is a plugin for xine/mplayer,
> or just a little wrapper like the "mythtv" program to make a simple
A wrapper like the mythtv program would be easiest, I'd think. I'm personally
planning on staying far, far away from xine and mplayer.
> Is there an anon-cvs pserver for mythtv? That would be a little
> handier than the tarball snapshot thing.
Yup. I'll send that info in a separate mail to the list in a bit.