[mythtv-users] how to change the square mode of myth tv ?

Ramanraj Vamsi ramanrajvamsi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 05:14:14 UTC 2006

Hi Joe,
You are wrong!
It fits the screen depending on the resize parameters you specify while
encoding.I am using nokia multimedia converter to convert to 3gp format.
It doesn't depend on aspect ratio of the original (ofcourse it just change
the clip display)recording while encoding,it depends on the size we specify
i.e.,qcif(176x144),sub-qcif(128x96)......and with that our clip will fit the
mobile screen.
I previously used to have winDVR tv set up on windows, whose recordings fit
well in my Nokia 6600 screen and they resized successfully to whatever size
specified.Now I swtched to Suse linux 10 and did set up Myth tv on it.
But with present myth tv recordings the clip though converting to size
specified the sides are blanked to some width and the clip is playing in
square mode which I don't want to.
I just found a solution that we can avoid the problem by filling the width
using xvidtune utility!and even nvtv also,but don't know whether it will
help or not.
One more thing changing the aspect ratio while watching play back didn't
reflect after conversion to 3gp..I mean still I faced the problem of blank
screen on sides.

if any one successfully used xvidtune please let me know.

/17/06, Joe Ripley <vitaminjoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/17/06, Ramanraj Vamsi <ramanrajvamsi at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I want to have my recordings play the full screen,but the sides are
> > sliced down that it's just coming in square mode(480x480,ofcourse in my case
> > 144x144!) .Though I encoded and resized the clip using 3GP converter to
> > 176x144,it still remaining in square mode and blanking the remaining
> > width.I tried changing the screen size and resolution but nothing
> > yielded in my favour.
> > I tried for solution in threads of this list but without any success.
> > How can I change the screen size so that the recorded file fits exactly in
> > my mobile when it is transfered via blue tooth?
> >
> > I built Myth tv on Suse linux 10 using RPM packages and using PVR 150
> > card with DVB .
> > Any help will be highly appreciated.
> > thank you,
> > raj.
> >
> It may depend on your phone as well.  I have a Nokia 6265i that can play
> 3GP files, but no matter what aspect ratio I use when I encode (4:3, 16:9,
> etc) it always fills the same amount of my screen.  It's a limitation of the
> phone itself.
> Do you have any videos that actually DO fill the screen?  Perhaps you can
> open them up and check their size/resolution/bitrate  parameters and see if
> you can get your converter program to match them.
> - Joe
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