[mythtv-users] Can a video source trigger an aspect change?

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Wed Jun 27 22:23:24 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 08:34 -0400, Joe Borne wrote:
> I'd like to know if I can configure Myth to automatically change the
> aspect when I switch to a channel that is coming in via the s-video
> from my STB. Video coming in via that connection is double "black
> barred". It gets the normal black bars on the sides, but is also
> reduced so there are bars on top and bottom. The effect leaves the
> video using only 1/3rd of my widescreen hd flat panel.
> I'd like to set something up so that when I view these channels coming
> in through this video source that the system automatically switches to
> the "4:3" zoom mode.
> Does anyone know if this can be done and how?

If this is a coming into a frame grabber, like a bttv
card, you can use the crop filter to cut off the black
bars. I believe this would go in your recording profile.

-- Daniel

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