[mythtv] [PATCH] 16:9 vertical stretch

Chris Pinkham cpinkham at bc2va.org
Sun Mar 28 18:04:53 EST 2004

> I've noticed a slight bug with Myth's aspect ratio handling:  It always 
> uses the monitor's aspect ratio to determine the output ratio, even if the 
> window isn't full screen.  So, my monitor's aspect ratio is 4:3 but I 
> set Myth to run in a small 16:9 window in the corner of my desktop (hey, I 
> like to watch music videos while I'm working :).  With Myth's aspect ratio 
> set to 4:3 is fills the window (i.e. it displays the video at 16:9, which 
> is wrong.  At 4:3 it should be leaving black bars down the side since the 
> window has a 16:9 aspect).  If you set Myth to 16:9 then it shows the 
> video really really wide as it stretches it as if the window was 4:3.

Works fine here running current CVS using XV for output and running on a
4:3 display with a 800x448 (16:9) window.  I had "Use GUI size for TV playback"
checked and tried with "run the frontend in a window" both checked and
unchecked.  I put some fixes for things like this in CVS a while back and
this was one of the exact cases I tested, both with 4:3 content in a 16:9
window and with a window where the content was shorter than the window as
in 16:9 content in a 4:3 window.  Is your screen size/aspect reported correctly
when you run 'xdpyinfo'?  Myth uses the aspect ratio of your screen in
relation to the aspect ratio/size of your viewing window to determine the
sizing and placement of the video (which determines the sizing and placement
of the black bars).



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