[mythtv-users] Sudden change in aspect ratio

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 6 03:46:05 UTC 2007

On 11/05/2007 07:10 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On 11/5/07, David Linville <dlinvill at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is another (new?) aspect setting besides the one in playback.  Look in
>> Settings -> General on a page with an option to set the Xinerama screen.
>> There is a default aspect setting with a note saying MythTV can't determine
>> this information.
>> Once I set mine to 16:9 it started looking like it used to.  This is NOT the
>> aspect override setting in the playback settings.
>> Mine changed after upgrading to Ubuntu 7.10.  I had not noticed the option
>> before.
> I have asked before, and never really gotten a good answer: how do you
> disable this?  I was told that this only appears if you are running
> xinerama, and I am definitely not.  The only reason why this is an
> issue is that the OSD for info, ff, and menu (while watching
> recordings) do not use all the screen real estate when watching 4:3
> content and appear distorted.  Not a big deal, but would like to
> resolve this.  This happened for me after either upgrading from
> FC5->FC7 or to the latest release of myth (forget which triggered it).

Update to a recent version of 0.20-fixes or SVN trunk.  They work around
the X issue that causes the problem (and that "new" setting that isn't
supposed to be there goes away).


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