[mythtv] Default screen format
christianh at edmi.com.au
Tue Mar 23 18:27:56 EST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Mark Edwards
> Sent: Wednesday, 24 March 2004 12:28 AM
> To: Development of mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv] Default screen format
> > > I'm thinking of putting a new setting for default screen
> format (as
> > > with 'W' key)
> > > Because every time I open TV I have to switch through to
> 4:3 for each
> > > channel.
> > > My immediate plan was to use a global setting, but I
> thought possibly
> > > people might require a per channel, or per card setting.
> > > Any1 have any thoughts on the matter?
> > AFAIK, the software encoding stuff always assumes the
> source is 4:3 (I
> > have to manually change the aspect to 16:9 to fit stuff on
> my widescreen
> > telly when playing movies back). What I'd love to see is a
> way of setting
> > the default aspect ratio that the card is capturing, since
> most of the
> > stuff I record is in anamorphic 16:9 to begin with. I did look into
> > fixing it a while ago, but couldn't work out where the
> assumption was made
> > about the source being 4:3.
> I've looked into my problem a little more and it's not the
> same as Steve's.
> My issue is when recording with DVB, it detects a widescreen
> aspect ratio.
> When this is played back the aspect ratio (16:9) is detected and used.
> However due to the way my TV out works,
> (PAL/Geforce2MX/Svid->Svid) I don't
> want to actually use this mode. What I want is to always use
> the 4:3 output
> mode and the TV will stretch this to widescreen (16:9)
> This gives me the correct aspect ratio tho it seems a bit of
> a backwards way
> to do it.
> So what I have implemented is an 'AspectOverride' setting,
> which, when set
> will always output as 4:3 on that front-end.
I probably wouldn't code it so that always outputting 4:3 is the only
option. i.e. if used, let the user select any of the possible modes.
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