[MPlayer-users] Re: [-] monitoraspect

Vladimir Mosgalin mosgalin at VM10124.spb.edu
Sat May 28 06:17:15 CEST 2005

Hi Giacomo Comes!

 On 2005.05.27 at 15:06:27 -0400, Giacomo Comes wrote next:

> > However, mplayer doesn't need it.. Just assuming that pixels are square
> > should be fine, and will work even if display size is set up
> > incorrectly. 
> What do you mean here?
> I have a flat monitor with resolution 1280x1024 and aspect ratio 1.25.
> The X config file has the correct values for the display size.
> Xine shows correctly a 4/3 video in full screen mode with orizontal
> black bar. MPlayer needs -monitoraspect 1.25 in order to work
> correctly (it doesn't query the X server).

Assuming that pixels are square will make aspect ration correct for you
even without setting display size. Since 1280:1024 is 5:4 ratio, and
your monitor has 5:4 ratio, pixels are square on your screen. Non-square
pixels are highly unlikely, also icons, fonts, pictures etc. will have
incorrect aspect ratio anyway. I think it would be fair enough if
mplayer will use incorrect aspect ratio in that case too (by default).



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