[mythtv-users] MythTv 0.23 recording resolution and playback issues

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Wed May 19 20:08:23 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 05/19/10 12:00, Ebsen, Mike P. wrote:
> The issue that I have is the apparent behavior differences between the 9.10
> and 10.04 releases.  The 9.10 release produces *.mpg files that are only
> 548x480 while the 10.04 release produces *.mpg files that are 1920x1080 for
> EXTACTLY the same broadcasted content.  The machines are running
> side-by-side.  The user specified configurations look identical for both the
> front and back ends.
> I'll say again, MythTV will only record the unaltered content as coming
> straight out of the 2250.  The 2250 itself will only provide the content as
> was broadcast by your cable company.  That means your cable company is
> broadcasting at 1920x1080 with those huge black boarders.  You will see the
> same video regardless of whether you are using 9.10 or 10.04.

Is it possible that the machine running 9.10 is not using VDPAU, and
the machine running 10.04 IS running VDPAU? If so, it could be that
the auto-detect letterbox feature is hiding them on the 9.10 box, and
not on the 10.04 box.


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