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ronilse

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    Hi,
    After reading posts on Main forum & tested some more, your problems could be if you use 120 dpi fonts & not normal 96.
    This seems like a Windows/DirectX bug/problem & not MediaPortal, for some reason the DirectX screen reports bigger size when using fonts 120, than what your primary screen is.

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    Roy
     

    martijn_online

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    Hi,

    You are right about the font: its size is 120 because I only use the TV. So i need some bigger font.

    Can the MP create a work around? Because at the initial state MP detects the right size (see logfiles). If you take that value as leading?

    DXDiag detects the right size:
    - Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (60Hz)

    I did a test:

    Test 8) only open calibrate GUI

    - delete calib file
    - clear logfiles
    - start MP
    - open calibration screen
    - MP tells the res. is 812x612
    - press escape & close MP
    - create logfiles, see martijn_online8
    - a new screen calibration file was created

    Regards,
    Martijn
     

    ronilse

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    Hi,
    No it can't be worked around @ this point within MediaPortal. This is a problem several program has with windows & larger fonts.
    You could test custom size to see, but I don't know if it's work.

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    Roy
     

    martijn_online

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    Hi,

    - I set the font size to 96dpi
    - Removed the 812x612 calibration file
    - reboot the PC
    - Run MP
    - Entered the calibration screen --> MP says the resolution is 800x600
    - Exit MP
    - Looked for a new calibration screen: OK, the is now af Full Screen file for 800x600
    - Run MP
    - Started a movie: OK

    After this test I put the font size on 120dpi again and restored my 'work around' calibration file.

    Regards,
    Martijn
     

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