[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] Add toggle_ratio command

RC cooleyr at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 05:28:30 CET 2009

On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:00:21 -0500
"Mike Olson" <mish.olson at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is to make the behavior of the mplayer aspect ratio functionality
> more like that of newer TVs, which have a "Picture" button that
> toggles through aspect ratios.

That sounds a lot like installing an exhaust pipe and a steering wheel
on your bicycle so that it better imitates driving a car...

The only reason I EVER used such functionality with my widescreen TV was
because there is no zoom capability...  With MPlayer hooked up to my TV,
I find the pan&scan buttons infinitely better.

> This will help people who have a remote control hooked up to their
> machine, so they can use a single "Picture" or "Aspect" button rather
> than taking up four buttons on their remote.

LIRC allows you to define multiple keys assigned to a single button,
which will be used in sequence.

Don't trust me! I'm wrong!

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