[mythtv-users] OSX: Video display is zoomed despite settings.

TJ Harris tjharris at weaselworkz.com
Tue Jun 24 05:18:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 9:11 PM, scram69 <scram69 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 6:50 PM, TJ Harris <tjharris at weaselworkz.com> wrote:
>> I have an odd problem on my Mac Mini, Mac OS X 0.21-fixes, frontend.
>> The HD video plays back somewhat zoomed in, and I can't figure out why
>> or how to fix it.   The effect is that occasionally scenes will look
>> strange, or part of a person will be hidden because of the zoom.
>> Otherwise, it's just the station logo that gets cut off.
>> I checked all the overscan and zoom settings, then I reset the
>> settings on my Mini (changed the frontend name) and started from
>> scratch, but the problem persisted despite the clean settings.     I
>> also ran Myth Frontend on my MacBook Pro, and it didnt have the issue
>> at all there,  so it's not a source video problem.
>> The display is a 720p LCD panel, connected via DVI.
>> Has anyone else run into similar issues and have some suggestions for
>> settings to tweak?
> I have an OSX mini connected to a 720p flat screen (DVI->HDMI) and can
> view HD without a problem.  What resolution does your Mac report for
> the LCD?

Yeah, I agree it's capable of displaying fine.  I have run Myth
frontend on the Mini for quite a while and it was fine in the past.
It was around the 0.21 upgrade time that I started getting this.

The mac sees it as 1280x720, and myth is set for 16:9.

I played a couple HD files with VLC and XBMP OSX, and both displayed correctly.

> I guess I'd have to agree - it sounds like it may be a setting on the
> LCD.  I'm assuming the MBP was not connected to the LCD for playback.
> What happens if you try to use the MBP connected to the TV?
> Oh- I'm running 0.21, not fixes, as I can't find a working OSX binary
> for 0.21-fixes.  I'm assuming you compiled MythFrotend yourself?

Yes, I compiled it with the osx-packager.pl script (after applying
patches to re-enable MMX)

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