[mythtv-users] mplayer options when xvideo fails

Joseph A. Caputo jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Feb 28 18:05:47 UTC 2005

On Monday 28 February 2005 12:35, kedlm at charter.net wrote:
> > 
> > Also, you could wrap MPlayer in a script that uses XrandR to change 
> > the  
> > display resolution to the movie's native resolution on playback, so 
> > no  
> > scaling would be required.
> Well.....
> I am currrently trying to display HD on my 36" Tube TV.  I'm thinking 
> it can handle 1280 and 1920 natively :-) 
> I know scaling the HD down to say 1024x768 (what I use now) won't look 
> as nice as on an HDTV, but at least it will be a) digital b) high 
> quality and c) very nice to look at at opposed to analog TV.  

No; I'm not talking about running at the TV's native resolution... I'm 
talking about driving your TV at the movie's native resolution, so no 
scaling is required.  Then it doesn't matter if you're scaling with Xv 
or in software, because the scaling isn't being performed.  The only 
caveat is that you need to be able to configure your X server to drive 
all of the appropriate resolutions, which I understand can sometimes be 
a bit of a headache with HDTVs.


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