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Re: xorg and aspect ratio's

On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 09:02:44AM +0530, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
> Alex Samad wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:16:11AM +0530, Raj Kiran Grandhi wrote:
>>> Alex Samad wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>> I am having a problem with my X server. i am using amd64 with nvidia
>>>> driver.
>>>> I have it connected to a plasma screen its an old one with a menu option
>>>> for 4:3 or 16:9
>>>> I would like to keep it in 16:9 mode for watching video's, but when i do
>>>> this. my aspect ration seems to go askew.  I have tested this by using
>>>> xli to display a jpg on the screen and on my laptop (windows) and on
>>>> another debian amd64 machine.
>>> How do you watch the videos? If you are using mplayer, look into the  
>>> -monitoraspect, -monitorpixelaspect options.
>> nope hadn't been
>>> Also, are you also running at a resolution that is 16:9?
>> resolution is 1280x1024
>> but can't I set pixel aspect for X ?
> For an aspect ratio 16:9, you should probably be running at 1280x720  
> resolution. Otherwise, everything would appear scaled out of proportion.

This is from memory, but what happens if my pixel size 1.7 across by 1
down, shouldn't X take that into account as well ?


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