[mythtv-users] OSD not full screen

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 02:29:49 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Mike

So as long as I am using xv, I am stuck with a distorted OSD?  What
other options do I have?  I am using a GeForce 6200, so VDPAU is out
of the question.  Are there playback modes that will let me use

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