[mythtv] New AspectRatio option
doug at ties.org
Tue Nov 30 23:06:09 UTC 2004
chris.web at tamibrown.com wrote:
> I've been implementing MythTV using Xbox as frontend, and have run into
> a problem that I believe (after searching google and the various lists)
> needs to be fixed with a new configuration option. I am planning to add
> a new 'MonitorAspect' option to the appearance setup section that can be
> switched between '4:3' and '16:9'.
> The problem basically is that on systems where the pixel aspect ratio is
> not the same as the display aspect ratio (such as an Xbox displaying
> 640x480 but stretched to 16:9 when displayed on a widescreen TV) there
> is no way to tell MythTV that the aspect ratio is anything other than
> the pixel ratio - that is, there is no way to tell MythTV that pixels
> are not displayed as squares.
> The existing AspectRatio options (in the popup menu during playback/live
> tv and the override version in the setup screen) would continue to
> function - these effectively tell MythTV the aspect ratio of the content
> it is playing, if it cannot determine this itself.
> This option would be similar in function to the '-monitoraspect' option
> that can be passed to mplayer. I know that on some systems it may be
> possible to configure X to return the correct monitor aspect to Myth,
> however, the X display width and height options are not currently always
> used by X, and not all video cards/tv output chips will support these modes.
> I'd be very grateful for feedback on this idea before I submit a patch,
> or please shoot me down if I have completely misunderstood something...
Set the DisplaySize option in your X config.
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