[vdr] Problems with xine's aspect ratio & padding with 4:3 aspect ratio

C.Y.M syphir at syphir.sytes.net
Wed Apr 12 01:29:00 CEST 2006

C.Y.M wrote:
> I am viewing NTSC-M with a 4:3 aspect ratio using vdr-1.3.46 and xine-0.7.8.
> Standard definition broadcasting.  My television resolution is set to
> 720x480 at 60Hz with my ModeLine:
> ModeLine        "720x480_60"      28.20    720  736  856  896    480  490  493
> 525 -hsync -vsync
> I have noticed that when I play a vdr recording (001.vdr) with mplayer using the
> XV video output, I get full screen on my television (no black borders) with
> perfect aspect ratio.  But, when I play the same vdr recording (001.vdr) with
> xine and XV video output, there are huge amounts of padding (black borders) on
> the television.  It is like xine can not expand the 4:3 aspect ratio to properly
> fit my tv.  Is there a way to make it zoom out a little so it doesnt look like
> that with the black borders on all four sides of the video on the tv?  Mplayer
> looks just fine at full screen.. I'm just trying to get the same output. I have
> tried disabling video scaling inside xine and that did not help.

Manually using the horizontal and vertical zoom in xine fixes the aspect ratio.
 But, I hate to have to manually fix it each time I start xine. Is there a way
to automate the zoom for dvb?


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