[MPlayer-users] Movies stretched vertically in portrait mode

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Wed Apr 19 01:34:26 CEST 2006

On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 08:41:53 -0400
"John Brown" <johnbrown105 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> When I put my video card in portrait mode, so that my resolution is
> 1024 (W)  X 1280 (H), MPlayer stretches movies vertically, and I have
> to use  -monitoraspect 1024:1280 to correct it.
> Is this a bug or a feature?

It's a (much debated) feature...

Many devs want MPlayer to use the X11 info automatically, many other
devs don't want it to, because it can often be wrong.  Search the
archives (probably on mplayer-dev-en) if you'd like to read the debate.

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