[mythtv-users] Correcting overscan in MythVideo/mplayer

Keith C mythtv at keithandjill.com
Thu Dec 8 21:49:48 EST 2005

On Dec 8, 2005, at 8:25 PM, korebantic wrote:

> The trouble seems to be with using the "-fs" option. No matter what I
> scale the output to, the PVR350 overscan still cuts off the subtitles.
> Is this just endemic with the PVR350 or am I doing something wrong
> here?
> The only thing that doesn't cut off the subtitles that I could get to
> work was the following:
> mplayer -quiet -geometry 32%:50%  -display :0 \
>  -vf scale=520:-2 -zoom -vo xv /var/video/mythvideo/ 
> Lunar_Bleach_58.avi
> However, that leaves me with the window frame and a little clutter
> from fluxbox to look at while I watch my videos. Would the expand
> option be the correct way to blackout that area?

Yes, expand creates a black window the size you specify and drops  
your scaled video into at the coordinates you specify (or centers it  
if you don't specify).

Keith C

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