[mythtv-users] [OT] VideoDVD playback quality of xine

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 06:46:48 EDT 2005

I've just started looking into using MythTV/xine to play my DVDs
instead of my stand-alone DVD player. I've got audio sorted, but I've
noticed that the picture quality from xine is very poor compared to
the stand-alone DVD player. The video lacks colour and vibrancy - it
just looks quite washed out and dull.

- My stand-alone DVD player has component out, whereas I only have
S-Video from MythTV. Could that make such a big difference?

- Could it be that the DVD-ROM is cheap & nasty (it's a LiteOn)? Would
it make a difference if I bought a more expensive one?

- I saw that there are hue/contrast/saturation/brightness controls in
xine, which I can't get to work at the moment. If I could find a way
to adjust these could I expect much difference and could I make the
changes permanent or would I have to adjust for every DVD I want to

- Or is it just the way it is and not much I can do about it?


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