[mythtv] DVB aspect ratio

Edward Wildgoose Edward.Wildgoose at FRMHedge.com
Mon Aug 18 11:38:45 EDT 2003

> >The problem appears to be that the BBC has some wierd way of indicating when it is broadcasting 4:3 format which nothing yet understands.  > There are some specs for the format floating around though (I don't have a reference on me).
> >
> If I understand things correctly: That's a pretty silly format. It 
> wastes available resolution. And the standard way to signal the ration 
> in the MPEG stream should work anyways, because the stations change the 
> format in the middle of the stream anyways (as I understood it).

It is, but it's the way the BBC has decided to broadcast stuff...  There may be a good justification in their document which describes what they are doing, I haven't looked...

Ed W

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