[MPlayer-users] Blotchy Colors (revisited)

spowers at inland.k12.mi.us spowers at inland.k12.mi.us
Tue Apr 1 19:22:37 CEST 2003

As with most things regarding *nix, I've learned a lot in trying to fix my
problems. :)

I am sorry to bug the list again, but I'm struggling to find "where to
look" to RTFM. :)

My problem is that colors are blotchy in most of my video when seen on a
television.  I use a scan converter to convert the VGA signal into svideo,
and input that into video in on my TV.  I don't notice the blotchy colors
on a regular monitor, so I assume somewhere in the scan conversion (the
little piece of hardware) the colors are messed up.  When on the TV, it
appears almost like it's 8bpp rather than the 24bpp that is really is.

I freely admit I dont' understand what yuv12, yuy2, rbg2gbr, etc, etc, etc
all mean.  Can someone point me to information, so that I can
intelligently try different filters?  Does it make sense that the scan
converter would choke?  Have I missed a general rule required to make
TV-Out work right?  I know the TV can handle the colors, because our DVD
player obviously doesn't have these issues, but both DVDs and divx files
played through the computer have the color problem.

Thanks in advance,

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