[MPlayer-users] DVD - Split Screen

Martin Collins martin at mkcollins.org
Wed Feb 26 14:19:07 CET 2003

On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 21:55:51 -0500
D Richard Felker III <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:

> Attila Kinali wrote:
> > Brian Craft <bcboy at thecraftstudio.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > On my G400 I get left side ok, right side with *horizontal*
> > > lines through it if my root window is at a high resolution. At
> > > 1024x768 it's fine, and I think it's ok at 1280x1024. Above that
> > > and the distortion starts and gets worse as the resolution
> > > increases. It doesn't matter whether it's in fullscreen or
> > > normal mode. I leave the root at a lower resolution to avoid
> > > this.
> > 
> > I had the same with my G200 when going above 800x600.
> > It was a hw bug (ask Arpi what exactly).
> > Guess the 400 has the same problem
> I think it means your refresh rate is way too high. Use something
> sane and the problem should go away. BTW if you watch movies on your
> monitor, you REALLY should set the refresh rate to 72 Hz (or rather
> 71.928 Hz, exactly 3x the framerate you plan to watch).

Or 75Hz if you are in PAL-land. I too have a G400. The problem seems to
be to do with total video bandwidth so you have a choice of reducing
resolution, refresh or colour depth. I run at 1600x1200x16 at 85Hz with
good results but if I go to 24 bit colour the problem shows up.
1600x1200x24 at 75Hz is also too high, unfortunately.


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