[mythtv-users] TV Playback distorted (multiple displays)
mythtv at peeron.com
Wed Dec 8 18:36:21 UTC 2004
This is a weird problem in an unusual configuration, but maybe someone
I have myth set up as our main TV viewing device in our living room -
hooked up to the TV, usual setup. One master backend/frontend, and
another slave backend on one of the servers.
So far so good.
I also want to run a frontend on my desktop occasionally. Here's where
things get weird.
Used to be able to just run mythfrontend in a window, and everything
would work. But I have just set up my machine to run X over two
monitors, and now, when I start mythfrontend, the menus are still ok (in
the 720x480 window), but when I start playback, there's wide bands of
black at the top and bottom - like I'm viewing a widescreen capture in
my 4:3 window. Of course, the feed is 4:3, and when I play it back in
mplayer it shows up correctly.
Any suggestions on what is wrong, or how to fix it? I even tried having
the playback go in full screen mode, but then it tries to cover both
monitors, but the picture is only showing up on one - distorted (I'm
guessing that's because XV can't display on both monitors at once? Just
The video card is ATI 9800, running in "big desktop" mode on XF86 on
Any hints would be very welcome!
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