[mythtv] [PATCH] (mythvideo) per-directory player command

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Sat Oct 23 03:59:53 UTC 2004

Michael T. Dean wrote:

> John Patrick Poet wrote:
>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> Both MPlayer and xine support on-the-fly resolution switching using the
>>> X VidModeExtension.  When using the built-in xvidmode support, the
>>> player will determine the best video mode to use (of all the available
>>> modes you have configured in your XF86Config (or xorg.conf) file) based
>>> on resolution and aspect ratio (and refresh rate?) of the video.  If
>>> using Xv video out, the video will then be scaled to full-screen for 
>>> the
>>> selected resolution in the event none of the video modes is an exact
>>> match for the video's resolution.
>> Interesting. I will give that a try.  What about aspect ratio, though?
>> My TV is natively 4:3, but when fed a 1920x1080i signal it goes into a
>> "vertical squeeze" mode resulting in a 16:9 aspect.
>> I have mplayer's default config set up to think the monitor is 16:9, but
>> feed it the "-monitoraspect 4:3" switch when playing 4:3 material.
> Good question, but I don't know the answer.  Unfortunately, although I 
> also have a 4:3 TV, I do not have any widescreen videos to test.
> So, were you able to determine whether it works?  If not, please let 
> the list know--so your patch doesn't get skipped because of my post 
> ;), and if so, I'd still be interested to know how it worked for you.
> Mike
> _______________________________________________

Unfortunately it is not smart enough to guess a resolution with the 
proper aspect -- or probably even realize that it is necessary.

So, my patch is still the best way for me to organize my 16:9 & 3:4 
videos and easily get them to play at the right resolution and aspect ratio.

Thanks for the information, though :-)


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