[MPlayer-users] XV display too wide

Reimar Döffinger uvhe at rz.uni-karlsruhe.de
Sun Jan 30 11:27:43 CET 2005


On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 11:24:18PM -0500, Preston A. Elder wrote:
> > Ok, then you hit the rare case, where MPlayer acts too intelligent
> > for you. 
> > MPlayer assumes, that all screens are 4:3, because a lot of people
> > were setting their X resolution to something non-4:3 to get more
> > out of their limited monitor space, thus using non-square pixels. 
> > Though, you are now in a situation where you actualy have 
> > square pixels, but not a 4:3 resolution, which leads MPlayer to
> > the assumption that it has to rescale. As Reimar said, you
> > should use -monitoraspect to correct this.
> > 
> > Why xawtv works is also clear: it always assumes square pixels.
> Well, the best I could do with monitoraspect was 3:1 - since it does not
> allow an aspect that that resolves to < 3.0.  This is still too wide
> (and thin), and anything that works out to a larger fraction just gets
> wider and wider.

You're getting things upside-down... It did not allow monitoraspect > 3
(fixed in CVS), and you would need 4 (3*4:3 = 12:3).

Reimar Döffinger

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