[mythtv-users] Cant get rid of the blue border lines (NVidia
GForce 5200FX Card)
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 30 13:46:50 EST 2005
Jonathan Tidmore wrote:
> On 11/30/05, *Jos Hoekstra* <joshoekstra at gmx.net
> <mailto:joshoekstra at gmx.net>> wrote:
> Shardayyy schreef:
> > Can't seem to get rid of what I have seen online as the "The
> blue line
> > problem", the blue border is on top and on the left side of the
> > I have also added this to my
> > file as suggested. (xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 66048)
> "xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 0" I have here ;)
I highly recommend:
xvattr -a XV_COLORKEY -v 1
or some other positive value that's close to 0. A value of 0 is black,
and true black is very likely to be used on screen. The value 1 or 10
is "close to black" (close enough you won't see the line), but is
different from 0 and far less likely to be used on screen. Therefore,
if you use 1/10, black won't be replaced with video.
To see the effect, set the color key to 0 and start up an xterm with:
xterm -fg yellow -bg black
and put it on top of your video. How's that for true, lightweight,
transparent windows (it actually allows you to write code for Myth while
watching recordings on Myth ;). Now, set the color key to 1 and try the
But, how often am I going to be working in an xterm on top of my video?
OK, maybe not often, but if using a color key of 0, *anything* that's
black will be affected (including black text on menus or in dialog
boxes). This is very easy to see in xine with
in your ~/.xine/config file. You'll notice the video window leaking
through your black menu text.
> Using xvattr doesn't really get rid of the line, it just gets rid of
> the blue by changing its color to blend in better with your TV
> border. The way I got rid of the line altogether was adjusting my
> TVOverScan setting in xorg.conf so the video fit my TV better.
Which doesn't get rid of the line--it just pushes it off the edge of
your TV so you don't see it. Also, this only works if you're using an
NTSC/PAL output. If using VGA/DVI/..., this won't work.
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