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Old 01-23-2006, 08:27 AM   #1
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strange video size/dimensions (xine, mplayer, etc)

I have this strange problem that when viewing videos they appear in the wrong dimensions.
This results in wasted screen space and squashing of the picture...

The problem has been present since the following updates:

Jan 21 22:56:09 Updated: ati-fglrx.i386
Jan 21 22:56:16 Updated: ffmpeg.i386 0.4.9-0.lvn.0.20.20051228.4
Jan 21 22:56:19 Updated: libquicktime.i686 0.9.7-0.lvn.8.4
Jan 21 22:56:29 Updated: transcode.i386 1.0.2-0.lvn.1.4
Jan 21 22:56:42 Updated: kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4.i686

So I am guessing it has something to do with the ATI drivers?

Even more interestingly I have found that if I have multiple video players open the problem does not occur. For example, if I open xine (without even playing a video in it) and then open a second instance of xine and play the video in that instance then the resolution/dimensions are correct.

Anyone got any ideas?

(if pictures are necessary to better explain my problem could someone tell me how to take screenshots that include the video stream? I am using KDE and have tried ksnapshot but the video just gets turned to blue)
Old 01-24-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
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I also had a problem with my aspect ratio with an ATI card. I still have not solved it yet.

Old 02-08-2006, 10:54 PM   #3
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Still no solution for this problem. Anyone else having issues with the aspec ratio after ati fglrx update?
Old 03-26-2006, 04:27 AM   #4
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Ok, the way I solved this was to put a
Section "Monitor"
      Identifier   "Monitor0"
      VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
      ModelName    "DDC Probed Monitor - ViewSonic G773-2"
----> DisplaySize  320	240
      HorizSync    30.0 - 70.0
      VertRefresh  50.0 - 180.0
in the xorg.conf file.

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