[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #3505: Avoid OSD resize from 4:3 when viewing 16:9 TV

Ed W lists at wildgooses.com
Fri May 25 11:14:09 UTC 2007

>  This patch fixes a small glitch in the OSD when starting to watch a 16:9
>  broadcast.
>  Currently, when you start watching 16:9 live TV  the following happens ...
>  the screen goes black and the OSD appears showing the tuner in use and the
>  current program details.  The OSD seems is sized for a 4:3 aspect ratio
>  (not taking up the full screen width), then once the tuner locks on and
>  the picture appears, the OSD resizes to the
>  full width of the screen.  It just looks a bit ugly and unpolished.

Given a choice I would prefer the OSD to stay the same size no matter 
whether the video is 4:3 or 16:9...  In an *ideal* situation the OSD 
would always use the complete size of the display device, instead of 
only the inner portion of the video window

I am guessing that this is not possible because of the way the video is 
displayed and that there must be a technical reason why the OSD has to 
be over the top of the video instead of filling the complete display 
device?  Perhaps future display modes such as opengl will life that 
limitation and we can use the complete display area for the OSD?


Ed W

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