[mythtv-users] New frontend, wrong picture size
Rich.West at wesmo.com
Fri Sep 28 19:59:24 UTC 2007
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/26/2007 07:06 PM, robl wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 09/24/2007 06:01 PM, robl wrote:
>>>> I've added a new mythtv frontend to my existing system, however when
>>>> watching live tv the picture doesn't fill the screen and I end up with
>>>> black borders around the picture. The TV is in 16:9 aspect ratio mode
>>>> and the same video works perfectly on the other frontend. The mythtv
>>>> menu screens fill the screen perfectly, so it just seems to be an issue
>>>> whilst watching live/recorded tv. Can anybody tell me how I can watch
>>>> 'fullscreen' live tv (or what might be causing the problem) ?
>> Thanks for the links, I'm working my way through them although I'm not
>> sure they'll necessarily help as the GUI is displaying fine (which is
>> what most of these links seem to try and fix), it's the playback of
>> video that isn't sized correctly.
> The GUI is created to take up the full screen, and full screen is full
> screen regardless of what physical size X may think the screen is. The
> video is played back at the proper aspect ratio defined by the video
> itself, but /only/ if X is provided the proper information to determine
> the physical size of the display (most importantly, the relative sizes
> of the 2 axes of the display). The above links will provide information
> you can use to properly configure X and then video playback will be done
> with proper aspect ratio.
I'm going to take a stab that you're watching standard definition video
on your 16:9 screen via MythTV and it's not 'stretching' it to fit. Do
your DVD videos display properly via MythTV on the 16:9 screen?
There are something like three places to check on the system:
o Your X server configuration to make sure it is set to properly display
on a 16:9 screen (depends on your graphics card, but if it is nVidia,
check out: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/ComponentOut
o Utilities/Setup -> Setup -> Page 2, under "Monitor Aspect Ratio"
o Utilities/Setup -> Setup -> TV Settings -> Playback -> Page 1, check
out the "Aspect Override" option. If you want everything full screen,
set this to 16/9.
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