[mythtv] Ticket #4872: Detect if video is letterboxed and switch to corect fill mode
mabo at mochc.net
Tue Apr 1 14:05:40 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Willy Boyd <willyboyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Mårten Bohlin <mabo at mochc.net> wrote:
> > I am interested in what happened in this case, since the auto
> > detection should disengage itself if the video is not in 4:3 format.
> > So which version of the patch are you using?
> > And do you still have the DVD so you could run with it with the verbose flag?
> > mythfrontend -v playback
> > You only have to watch the movie until you can see the error. And then
> > send the output to me.
> > Mårten
> I'm pretty certain I'm using v7. I have sent the movie back via
> NetFlix but I can try with others I own and get back to you. I think
> it was related to all the aspect switching that happens at the
> beginning of a dvd... You have the copyright warnings, studio logos,
> etc... I can't recall exactly if this was before or after the main
> menu that it was acting up. But I know that at one point at least it
> was showing the widescreen portion of video beyond the edges of the
> screen, so I turned the Auto-Fill off via the OSD.
Yes the switching could be it. If the video is first 4:3 with
letterbox and then switches to 16:9 this could happen. I guess there
will be a version 8 of the patch. It would be great if you could find
a DVD that reproduces that behavior.
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