[mythtv-users] 16:9 zoom/stretch and 0.21
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backuppc at sundquist.imapmail.org
Tue Sep 9 01:19:15 UTC 2008
On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 Mike said:
> > Here's the other potential deal breaker that is my question: My display
> > is a 28-inch monitor at 1920x1200. We frequently watch many (most) SD
> > recordings using the 16:9 zoom setting available from the menu. This
> > cuts off a little bit, but fills the whole screen (i.e. even more than
> > 1920x1080), and, well, we like it. Technically, the image is getting
> > zoomed to 16:10.
> Only because your display is improperly configured. If you set your
> DisplaySize such that it's a 16:10 ratio, Myth will actually know that
> you have a 16:10 screen.
> > This option seems to be missing from the 0.21 that comes with Mythbuntu
> > 8.04. I forget the exact settings that are available, but I believe
> > there were only four choices rather than the six that were there before,
> > and the zoom/stretch ones were missing.
> Full zoom is for 16:9 material letterboxed in a 4:3 picture (which, on a
> 16:9 or 16:10 screem would be both letterboxed and pillarboxed). Half
> zoom is a compromise that does a 14:9 display, allowing you to zoom a
> 4:3 picture (which does not contain letterboxed images) to full width of
> your screen without changing aspect (i.e. making tall/thin people) and
> while losing a "minimum, but acceptable" amount of the top and bottom of
> the picture.
> > Is this a new "feature". Is there some setting I need to change in
> > setup to get the old behavior back?
> Nope. Just need to learn how it works now that it's been done properly. :)
I went through both the front end and back up set up screens and the
only screen I found applicable was the screen set up page, which already
correctly sensed my screen as being 1920x1200, so I don't think it's a
config issue. So I still only get the four options when I cycle through
the "change aspect ratios" option from the menu.
Interestingly, though, when I cycle through with the "w" key (hadn't
tried that before, usually just use the MCE remote), I do get the "half"
option, which seems to be what was described before as "16:9 zoom".
Your 14:9 descriptions sounds about right as to what I look at.
In other words, I have the opposite behavior from Ryan who wrote:
> Anyway on my main frontend (47" 16:9 1920x1080p monitor) I use the "W" key
> to cycle between all the different zoom and stretch modes (6 modes I think).
> But on my secondary frontend (24" 16:10 1920x1200p monitor) the "W" key
> only cycles between some of the different stretch modes and skips the two
> zoom modes.
> I don't know how to really fix this problem. But as a work around you can
> press the "O" key to access the on screen menu and change the zoom mode
> there. I hope this helps.
For me, "W" works and "O" doesn't.
> For my mythTV setup I have a dedicated backend and two frontends. All
> systems run ubuntu 8.04 (but not mythbuntu as I don't like their
Just curious, Ryan, which "improvements" do you find a problem? I'm no
fanboi or anything, just curious.
Anyways, I could map a MCE remote key to w and do it that way, so I
guess it isn't a show stopper. Getting MCE to work and fixing that
sound issue are the remaining stoppers. I think I will pursue the
"booting into the old kernel" approach if I can fix X there, since that
would solve my sound and MCE problems (I use the lirc_mod_mce driver
since I have the MCE keyboard, too).
Thanks for everyone's responses.
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