[mythtv-users] OSD not full screen

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 20 02:42:19 UTC 2009

On 11/19/2009 09:29 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Michael T. Dean 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.
> 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
> OpenGL?

Change OSD renderers.


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