[MPlayer-users] Is S-Video and external monitor limited by laptop's graphics card's max resolution.

Reshat Sabiq sabiq at csociety.org
Sun Aug 28 03:24:02 CEST 2005

Reshat Sabiq wrote:

> Looks like it's all covered at:
> http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Articles/PALvsNTSC/PALvsNTSC.asp
> So then i'm making the following conclusions (please correct me if i'm 
> wrong):
> 1. both 1024x768 max resolution laptop and 1280x768 one will have the 
> same quality of playback via S-Video, and in fact resolutions are 
> irrelevant, as Reimar said, and all modern resolutions would have the 
> same playback.
> 2. a (DVD) stream played back on a computer monitor (VGA or LCD) from 
> a computer will be higher quality than the same stream played back via 
> S-Video, because more pixels will be used for rendering
> 3. a laptop with max resolution of 1024x768 would be able to play a 
> wide screen DVD on a "16:9" VGA (e.g., at 1280x768)
> Thanks.

I think answer to 1 is Yes.
On 2., there probably won't be any different between a comparable TV + 
S-Video, or a monitor, since the TV will have larger pixels, and a 
monitor would scale a pixel to more than 1. Though i don't exactly 
understand what happens if, say, horizontal resolution is not a multiple 
of 720. I guess some pixels get rendered more than once and some don't.
On 3., i made a typo, 1280x768 is not 16:9, i meant to say 1280x720. I'm 
pretty sure the answer is yes, although not all of external VGA or LCD 
resolutions might be supported. So i guess the answer is 75% chance yes, 
25% No, or something like that.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/x-pkcs7-signature
Size: 2781 bytes
Desc: S/MIME Cryptographic Signature
URL: <http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/mplayer-users/attachments/20050827/9270999e/attachment.bin>

More information about the MPlayer-users mailing list