[mythtv] Ticket #4872: Detect if video is letterboxed and switch to corect fill mode

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 13:41:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Mårten Bohlin <mabo at mochc.net> wrote:
>  I am interested in what happened in this case, since the auto
>  detection should disengage itself if the video is not in 4:3 format.
>  So which version of the patch are you using?
>  And do you still have the DVD so you could run with it with the verbose flag?
>  mythfrontend -v playback
>  You only have to watch the movie until you can see the error. And then
>  send the output to me.
>  Mårten

I'm pretty certain I'm using v7.  I have sent the movie back via
NetFlix but I can try with others I own and get back to you.  I think
it was related to all the aspect switching that happens at the
beginning of a dvd... You have the copyright warnings, studio logos,
etc... I can't recall exactly if this was before or after the main
menu that it was acting up.  But I know that at one point at least it
was showing the widescreen portion of video beyond the edges of the
screen, so I turned the Auto-Fill off via the OSD.

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