[mythtv-users] OSD not full screen

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 02:50:03 UTC 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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.
Do I do that in the Playback OSD settings (I could not find it there)
or in the playback settings (I see how to change playback renderers
based on the resolution of the file, but not specific to OSD).  I
tried changing a playback renderer to OpenGL but that did not do the

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