Can MP detect a widescreen broadcast (1 Viewer)


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May 18, 2004
And adjust the screen accordingly?

so far nothing I have tried is able to do this..
widescreen broadcast is very common in Belgium and the Netherlands.

recording this in a widescreen resolution or displaying the broadcast vertically stretched to the correct aspect would be a real plus..


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  • July 28, 2004
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    It's on the Todo list for the Video Player.
    See Todo.txt in C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\Docs

    As for video / TV capture I would think it's impossible.
    Depending on your card / country you should capture at the full D1 resolution where possible 720x480 (NTSC) or 720x576 (PAL / SECAM)
    If widescreen is broadcast it's still for example 720x576 but with black bars to and bottom your capture device and to the same effect MP will not receive a Widescreen output notification (example SCART pin 8) that a TV set would usually get.

    Try the 'S' key aspect ratio options for now to see how you get on.

    I guess if it's on the Todo for the video player if my be implemented for TV as well...


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