[mythtv-users] OSD not full screen

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 20 02:01:26 UTC 2009

On 11/19/2009 07:15 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> I have had this issue for quite some time.  I believe, when I used to
> play either SD or HD content, the OSD would be fullscreen.  Currently,
> when I hit info, the OSD will only stretch as far as the source
> material is.  So if the recording is a 16:9 recording, it will be full
> screen, and if it is 4:3, it will stretch to the black pillars.  It is
> slightly annoying as everything gets scaled as well, so it looks
> distorted.
> I may be remembering things incorrectly, and years ago when I asked
> about this, I was told it had to do with using ximerama (which I have
> off) or using different video modes for GUI and TV playback (which I
> have off as well).
> I do see this in the console when I play 4:3 content:
> 2009-11-19 15:58:54.496 TV: Changing from None to Watching WatchingPreRecorded
> greedyhdeint: size changed from 0 x 0 -> 720 x 480
> And I get this when playing 16:9 content
> 2009-11-19 15:57:52.302 OSD Theme Dimensions W: 1280 H: 720
> Am I misremembering things or is there some way to get the OSD
> fullscreen even when viewing 4:3 content.

That's the way it's always been for the Xv video renderer.  OpenGL does 
it differently.  VDPAU might.  Basically, though, you changed your 
playback profile.


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