[mythtv-users] Widescreen 720x576 and problems with squashed Watch Recordings preview images?

Wade Maxfield mythtv at hotblack.co.nz
Sun Jan 20 20:32:11 UTC 2008


nospam312 wrote:
> I use a 720x576 *widescreen* resolution running with rectangle pixels
> but my preview images in the Watch Recordings screen appear to be
> squashed and do not look like they have been resized with the correct
> aspect ratio.
> 
> It is like the image creator is assuming that 720x576 is a 4:3
> resolution or something and is not taking into account the rectangle
> pixels and is therefore squashing the image.
> 
> If I measure my full screen it is 57cmx32cm (approx 1.78 ratio - i.e.
> 16:9).  If I measure the preview image it is 12cmx4.5cm (approx 2.66
> ratio).
> 
> Are any other users having the same problem and know of a fix or does
> this need adding to trac?
> 
> Using Mythbuntu 7.10 Trunk with Metallurgy 11-Jan-08 theme.
> 
> TIA

Have you tried running 1024 x 576 *widescreen* with square pixels? 
That's what a guy I know uses on his widescreen PAL CRT...

  - Wade


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