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

Willy Boyd willyboyd at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 16:34:54 UTC 2008

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 7:11 AM, Mårten Bohlin <mabo at mochc.net> wrote:
>  >  I'm using this patch now (the latest, v7), and it seems to work very
>  >  well.  However it doesn't appear to work in LiveTV.  I don't remember
>  >  seeing this in the thread earlier but if I missed it I'm apologized.
>  >  Is it suppose to?  I see the Auto option in the Adjust Fill menu in
>  >  LiveTV, but selecting it does nothing (the option value/check stays at
>  >  "Off").  I have it set to Auto (Off) in the Setup options and it works
>  >  great for recordings.
>  >
>  >  - Willy
>  It should be work in the same way for live TV as for recordings. So it
>  is sounds strange.
>  Could you try to run "mythfrontend -v playback |grep Letterbox" to see
>  if it logs anything.

I noticed after I had paused LiveTV and came back to watch, that it
was in fact working for LiveTV.  Sorry for the somewhat false alarm.
I'm not sure why it wasn't working right off the bat (with no pause
"buffer"), but it could just be a fluke.  I'll try running with the
verbosity options and trying again.  May just be something to do with
my particular setup and the speed at which it process videos.  FWIW,
I'm using a HDHomeRun, and this was on a HD QAM channel.

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