[mythtv-users] mpeg2 Test Card

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Sun Jun 25 22:55:56 UTC 2006

> On 25/06/06, Robin Gilks <g8ecj at gilks.org> wrote:
>> Greetings
>> Does anyone have (or know of) a downloadable mpeg2 test card (or a
>> series
>> of files with different aspect ratios) so I can check out my X mode
>> lines.
>> Using static images it's only checking the standard X display but to
>> check
>> XvMC I need an actual movie sequence in mpeg2 to exercise the hardware
>> decoder and TVout chipset.
>> Something with graduations so I can see how much overscan I have so I
>> can
>> fine-tune things would be great. I think it could be a part of the
>> 'essential Mythtv toolkit'!!
> Cory Papenfuss has some extremely useful files online:
> http://www.ee.vt.edu/~mythtv/mythtvstuff/
> If you search the -users list archive there are a few messages from
> him regarding these if I remember correctly.

Hi Nick

Spot on - the TEST_PAL image is exactly what I was looking for - the
correct resolution for standard PAL and with all the graduations etc to
test the resolution, the centering and overall size of the image when
using the hardware acceleration (which of course is TOTALLY different to
when using a still image in Gallery!)


Robin Gilks

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