[mythtv-users] Mac OS X: frontends with different aspect ratio than the backend
dsnider at thesniderpad.com
Thu Jun 5 19:47:49 UTC 2008
Sam Hooker wrote:
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> Hi there,
> One more thing: I also tried setting my widescreen laptop to display
> 1024x768 (4:3, stretched), and MythFrontend.app behaves in exactly the
> same way.
> Thanks again,
> - -sth
> sam hooker|mythtv at noiseplant.com|http://www.noiseplant.com
> Yes, my television runs Linux, too. Yes, really.
> Sam Hooker wrote:
> | Hi folks,
> | First: thanks to the dev community for all the work: MythTV is,
> | actually, the greatest thing since sliced bread. Bravo. :-)
> | Second: sorry if this is a duplicate post; the solution in the one
> | related thread I found didn't do the trick.
> | So, my backend is tuning in live TV and recording shows in 4:3. I've run
> | the MythFrontend.app build from Sniderpad with great success on my
> | 12" PowerBook G4 (also 4:3) for remote viewing. My wife's 13" MacBook
> | and my new MacBook Pro, however, display in 16:10. The MythFrontend.app
> | from Sniderpad starts on both machines and, when I attempt to watch live
> | TV or recordings, both cheerfully play the audio and show no video. All
> | the PVR/UI screens display just fine.
> | I've tried mucking with the aspect ratio setting in the Setup on each
> | frontend laptop to no avail. I've tried starting the frontend with the
> | AR specified on the command line per . I noticed that there's a
> | "contextual menu" (on the Linux frontend that runs on the same box as
> | the backend) which allows me to change the AR on the fly, but either I
> | don't know what key to press for that on my laptops, or I can't see it
> | when it does come up. ;-)
> | So, is there a way that I can force these magnificent new widescreen
> | laptops to display the video coming from "4:3ville"? I'd happily settle
> | for black bars flanking the video, at this point. Any help would be
> | greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your time.
> | Cheers,
> | -sth
> | http://www.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2007-May/179554.html
> | http://www.thesniderpad.com//component/option,com_remository/Itemid,36
Are you running one of the Universal binaries? Or the PPC ones? I
would imagine the PPC ones would have definite issues playing back
livetv on an Intel mac (what with Rosetta and all).
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