[mythtv] [PATCH] Specify aspect ratio cycle
kristof.pelckmans at antwerpen.be
Wed Jun 9 15:24:09 EDT 2004
> It's an extra setting with a complicated setup that duplicates existing
> functionality. It doesn't need to exist. Nothing that anyone's said has
> been anything more than "I'm too lazy to press a button 2 extra times", so...
> I strongly feel that there are way too many useless (and confusing) settings
> as is, and I don't really want to add another one.
I've read the ongoing discussion and I would like to try to convince you.
First of all, I agree that this is a complicated setup. I was looking for a
widget that would make it possible to compose an ordered list, until I saw the
filter settings field. The only difference with filter setting is that it puts a
default filter string when left blank. I could do this as well for the
aspect cycle list, making it more user friendly.
Before I came up with this solution, I was patching each Myth release since 0.1x
. Adding a setting explicitely would stop me from patching each release
explicitely (I hope to have some time soon and watch some television too ;-))
>From what I read, it seems that other people are also interested in having this
feature. With the increasing use of 16:9 broadcasts I think this feature will
even be more important in the future. If you say this duplicates existing
functionality, I don't agree : it _enhances_ it. Now it is like driving a car
with 5 gears where there are only 2 that work. It is very frustrating when
you only have one of those nice triptronic systems where you only have a gear
up and gear down button.
As for the argument of an extra setting : couldn't we merge the AspectOverride
with this setting ? You would specify a list of aspect ratios, where the first
is the one used when starting a VideoPlayer (this is what AspectOverride does I
I hope you consider my different arguments and hope that we can find a solution
that pleases everyone. For my part, I am willing to do anything within my
measure (read coding ;-)) to have a super triptronic system !
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