[mythtv-users] Remember Aspect Ratio?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 20:05:36 UTC 2006

On 4/12/06, Jason Sharpe <mythtv.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey All!
> Quick question.
> Is there a way to have mythtv remember what aspect to show a program in
> after you have started it?
> Explanation:
> I have 2 TVs both are 16:9. I have the setting of the frontend to play back
> content in 16:9 so if I record something from DishNetwork on my PVR-250 it
> stretches the picture properly to fill the 16:9 TV. If I record The Simpsons
> via an OTA antenna on my HD-3000 it records the 4:3 show in a 16:9 format,
> which I would expect it to do.
> The problem is on playback of 4:3 content recorded OTA on the HD-3000. If I
> start to watch the Simpsons I hit W 3 times to take the screen to 16:9
> Stretch so it fills my 16:9 screen. Then I exit out of The Simpsons to watch
> something else or turn the front end off, the next time I go back to The
> Simpsons I have to hit W 3 times again to take it back to 16:9 Stretch.
> Is there a way for Myth to remember the aspect ratio that was being used for
> that show when it exited? Very similar to the option of setting a bookmark
> when you exit (which I currently do as well.)
> I guess I am spoiled as the XBMC does this and it is great.
> I looked to see if you could bind individual aspect ratios to a key instead
> of pressing W multiple times to use as a workaround, but I didn't see
> anything.
> Is there something I am missing or does this functionality just not exist?
> Thanks!
> Jason

I don't think playback groups support aspect ratio's, but this would
be the way to do it if it did...


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