[mythtv-users] Internal Player w/ HD
billymacdonald at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 05:21:21 UTC 2007
On 1/18/07, Michael Wisniewski <wiz561 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using mythtv .20 on ubuntu. My goal is to get it to play HD videos
> in, well, hi-def, while everything else is SD. The reason for this is
> because my tv is 4:3 and it bugs me when I use the 16:9 resolution on it.
> So, my question... Is it possible to have the internal player use a 4:3
> ratio (640x480) for everything except movies in the video manager? Then,
> when you play a video in the video manager section, send a switch to the
> internal player to force 1280x1024?
> I'm pretty sure (but not positive) that you can do this with
> mplayer...but I really like the internal player's features, such as volume
> control, bookmarking, and no need to remap all the keys.
Under setup -> Appearance in mythfrontend there are options to use
different resolutions for different video sizes.
I currently have a 50" 1080p set. I have the default set to 1280x720
because it's less strain on the system. But for 1920x1080 video I
have the output set to 1600x1200 (there were weird artifacts when I
tried 1920x1080 for the output)
I had to set the gui width, gui height, x offset, and y offset
manually though so that the gui would fit properly.
So yes, I think what you are looking for can be done. There is also
an option for aspect, so you can set the default to 4:3 but your HD
res's to 16:9.
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