[mythtv] [PATCH] Display Resolution switching (Version 3)

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Thu Aug 5 20:58:33 EDT 2004

Doug Larrick wrote:

> John Patrick Poet wrote:
>> Isaac, I probably should have put more information in the 
>> "description" box
>> in globalsettings.  For instance, it should be noted that the Display
>> Resolution Switching does not work well with some window managers
>> (e.g. ratpoison, xfce).  KDE and Gnome work fine.
> Hey John,
> Does this work for you if the video resolution is *bigger* than the 
> GUI resolution?  Is that what you mean by "not work well with some 
> window managers," or is there some other difficulty?  What I see is 
> that it plays the video in only the portion of the display that 
> corresponds to the GUI size, whereas the old code (because it switched 
> resolution and resized the main window before creating the video 
> window) worked fine.

If you are right, that the problem stems from creating the window before 
the resolution is changed, that is going to be a problem even if I do 
ask for the resolution change in NuppleVideoPlayer instead of videoout_*.

Since the resolution can change for every single channel, I would have 
to destroy the window and re-create it after every single resolution 
change.  This would only be a problem for "Live TV", but I am sure 
*some* people actually still watch live tv.


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