[mythtv-users] Wrong Aspect Ratio

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 5 06:40:34 UTC 2007

On 09/05/2007 12:46 AM, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote
>>> Ken Mandelberg wrote: I have a 16x9 vga computer monitor running
>>> at 1920x1200 resolution.
>>> Mythfrontend shows everything full width (no black side bars)
>>> with off/4x3/16x9 settings.
>>> For HD recordings the width is right, but is vertically squeezed
>>> at off/16x9. It is correct at 4x3
>>> For SD since its always full width (no side bars) its never
>>> right. At off/4x3 it fills the screen, at 16x9 its squeezed
>>> vertically with top/bottom bars.
>>> Did I miss a configuration setting?
>> When it all comes down to it, you've got X misconfigured.  You need
>> to tell X that your display is 16:9.
> To me it looks like X has it exactly right, xdpyinfo shows
> dimensions:    1920x1200 pixels (519x324 millimeters) resolution:
> 94x94 dots per inch
> and thats the right resolution and the correct dimensions of the
> monitor (presumably from EDID info). So the monitor is actually
> 16x10.
> Still thats not far from 16x9, and a long way from 4x3. So I'm still
>  unclear of why mythfronted won't show a std def recording with side
> bars.

Running dual head/twinview/whatever your drivers call it?  If so, you
have to tell Myth the aspect of the monitor you want to use.


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