[MPlayer-users] monitor size vs. aspect ratio vs. resolution

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Tue Aug 16 02:09:47 CEST 2005

On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 05:27:55PM -0600, Philip Prindeville wrote:
> Vladimir Mosgalin wrote:
> >Hi Philip Prindeville!
> >
> >On 2005.08.14 at 23:50:29 -0600, Philip Prindeville wrote next:
> >
> > 
> >
> >>Umm...  If the monitor is DDC/EDID plug n play compatible (and there's
> >>no reason why the builtin LCD screen on a laptop wouldn't be), then it
> >>will sense (via EDID) both the resolution (obviously) as well as the
> >>physical monitor size.
> >
> >Yes, but mplayer will happily ignore them ;)
> And the reason for that would be?

It's been discussed many times, and basically the reason is that some
of us think they're wrong more often than right, or else they're "too
correct" and cause silly off-by-one issues in scaling because the
monitor is 16.001:9 rather than 16:9 or such. Anyway use monitoraspect
and you'll be fine.


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