[mythtv-users] 16:9 zoom/stretch and 0.21

Allen Edwards allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 15:22:35 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 6:20 AM, <backuppc at sundquist.imapmail.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 Mike said:
> >
> > X config, not Myth config (though that's not what's causing the
> > "problem" you're seeing, it's still wrong).
> > http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Display_Size
> >
> > > So I still only get the four options when I cycle through
> > > the "change aspect ratios" option from the menu.
> >
> > Because you don't want to change the aspect ratio, you want to change
> > the zoom. Use the Zoom menu.
> OK, gotcha.  Thanks.
> On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 Allen said:
> > I assume the sound issue is an analog output and not spdif. Is that
> > correct?
> Yes, this board doesn't have SPDIF.  And not too many card slots either,
> I want to keep the one PCI slot remaining open for possible future
> external eSATA drives for more storage rather than get a PCI sound card.
>  So I am sticking with the interal analog sound.
> And you know what, it sounds great (with the old kernel/ALSA driver)
> paired up with a set of Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers.  My "real work"
> computer (actually computers, one XP and one Ubuntu with three monitors
> and a KVM switch!) has a set of 2.1 speakers hooked up to internal
> analog sound cards and you can hear web pages scroll up and down ;-).
> So I was very pleasantly surprised at how great my analog MythTV
> Intel-HDA/Logitech X-540 set up sounds.
> I basically do have the sound working with 8.04's new kernel/driver, at
> least as well as it is going to work.  The new driver just isn't as
> good, so I don't want to stick with it.
> (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=907652)
> J.S.

Are you sure it is the driver and not the config files?  That has been a
problem with some systems.  I think one person was trying no config files
and /dev/dsp as the output device.  Can't remember the details in terms of
surround though.

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