Do you use 16:9 or 4:3? (1 Viewer)

Do you use 16:9 or 4:3 on you tv?


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Since I have been doing alot of skinning lately I thought it would be good to know what kind of format you guys/gals use? All the skins done so far has really been focusing on 4:3 and that might be the way it should be, I just wanted to know :)
 

FlipGer

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  • April 27, 2004
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    Currently 4:3, but i am planning and saving money for 16:9! :)

    Anyway, i voted for 4:3, do not think money is enough in short time. ;) Only a lottery could help.

    I would appreciate, if there is one default skin 4:3 and one default 16:9 in the future in MP! (perhaps the same just streched?)
     
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    FlipGer said:
    Currently 4:3, but i am planning and saving money for 16:9! :)

    Anyway, i voted for 4:3, do not think money is enough in short time. ;) Only a lottery could help.

    I would appreciate, if there is one default skin 4:3 and one default 16:9 in the future in MP! (perhaps the same just streched?)

    I wonder how you calculate graphics for 16:9, there must be some sort of formula... I mean how do you do a perfect circle in 16:9? It would be really really boring to test each and every graphic element on a tv... Anyone have any input?
     

    dman_lfc

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    There are 16:9 skins with XBMC by default.
    Since MP is leveraged from XBMC it may be worth grabbing o few of these skins and looking at how they have done it.

    Check this out...

    http://www.xboxmediaplayer.de/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.pl?act=ST;f=1;t=3115

    In terms of graphics, you would just keep these the same you just have more width or less height to play with in terms of positioning. Whatever way you want to look at it.

    If you can run a 16:9 resolution then it's easy to test I suppose.

    DMAN.
     

    dman_lfc

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    Oh and if anyone knows how to pull the graphics out of XPR files then let me know.
    I'm not sure but MP does not support this compressed format.

    I would dearly love to get Project Mayhem working on MP... if it's not done already and posted somewhere I don't know of.

    DMAN.
     

    MrMario64

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    it depends on the way your TV is on.
    If your TV is on anamorphic (stretch) the you need to shrink the images in width.
    If you put your TV in real 16x9 then you need to change positioning in the skins as everything gets zoomed.

    But I assume we all use anamorphic.
    The important graphics in MP GUI r allready compensated with the pixelratio you set. in home>settings>calibrate>screen calibration
    So albumart, thumbnails, pics etc etc look ok allready on 16x9
     

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