[mythtv-users] widescreen & 4:3 aspect ratios in 0.21
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue May 6 15:35:23 UTC 2008
On 05/06/2008 10:51 AM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Darren Wilkinson wrote:
>> I have a 4:3 monitor and like to view my widescreen channels and dvds
>> zoomed in so there's no letterboxing. In MythTV 0.20 I could set
>> stretching to "Fill" which would zoom on the widescreen streams but
>> leave 4:3 unzoomed. In 0.21 I have "Half" or "Full" stretching but as
>> far as I could see these cannot be set to just zoom on the widescreen
>> content. Is there anything else that could be done?
> There is a patch in Trac that adds automatic letterbox detection if you're
> not using XvMC. I'm not sure what mode you're referring to in 0.20. I have
> the same setup (4:3 screen with HD content, sometimes letterboxed 4:3 inside
> the 16:9 signal) and I always had to just set to Fill when I ran into that
> content. I don't recall anything that was more automatic than that but then
> I may never have come across that particular setting.
Note, also, that when running with aspect overrides, or other things,
zoom/fill modes may not do what you expect.
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