[MPlayer-users] Re: [-] XV display too wide
peter at light-bg.com
Wed Feb 2 14:52:47 CET 2005
On Wed, 2005-02-02 at 09:59, RC wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 22:28:01 +0100
> Matthias Wieser <mwieser at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Sales breakdown between LCD and CRT is roughly 70:30 (->IDC, 2004
> > (worldwide)).
> > ~50% of those LC-displays do not have an aspect ratio of 4:3.
> This is a bogus argument. As Rich pointed out, there is a HUGE
> installed base of CRTs, as decent ones keep going for many years. I've
> personally got one still going strong which was made in 1993.
Old and not so old CRT displays are much more widespread in Bulgaria
than any other kind...
> > On those LCDs MPlayer shows distorted videos.
> Only if those users are too lazy to add a single option.
> Personally, I like programs to be as dumb as possible. The "smarter"
> they get, by trying to guess what settings are appropriate, the more
> difficult it generally is to get them to work right.
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
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