[vdr] Disabling Xineliboutput video mode switching

Niko Mikkila nm at phnet.fi
Thu Jan 31 09:23:40 CET 2008

On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:04:33 +0200
Samuli Seppänen <sjsepp at utu.fi> wrote:

> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I have a problem with Xineliboutput's OSD. In low resolution videos it 
> >> look doesn't fit the screen. It seems as if Xineliboutput actually 
> >> switches the resolution of the (VGA) monitor.
> >>
> >> So how do I force Xineliboutput to first scale the _video_ to screen 
> >> (not vice versa) and then put OSD (unscaled) on top of that?
> > 
> > Same problem here.
> > I'd prefer it to scale the osd the same way vdr-xine does.
> > (i'm using xine as a remote frontend)
> There is a setting in /etc/vdr/setup.conf 
> (Xineliboutput.VideomodeSwitching = 1), but in Gentoo that file gets 
> overwritten every time VDR starts. I have not yet found a way to modify 
> that file except with the vdr-setup plugin, but it does not allow me to 
> change all the variables that are in the file.


Rolf Ahrenberg already answered this question yesterday at Linuxtv.fi forum, a short while after you posted it.

Make sure VDR isn't running when you edit setup.conf with external tools--otherwise VDR will not read your changes and it will just overwrite them with its current in-memory settings when closed.


Niko Mikkilä

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