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Old 02-08-05, 04:14 AM   #1
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Default Fullscreen zoom

Hi, I am doing a TV-out setup for my linux box.

I've installed the nvidia driver for linux correctly and everything works fine, BUT I know that the windows driver has an option called fullscreen zoom, so whenever you play a video only the video will be shown on the tv. I can't find this option in nVidia's own documentation right
here .
I've searched this forum and several other forums to find a solution, but I still can't figure it out.

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Old 02-08-05, 04:50 AM   #2
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On windows the drivers are more integrated with windows itself. In case of linux where we use X for the graphical part the driver can't do hacky things that are possible on windows. To get zoom-like functionality on linux you need to use twinview in extended desktop mode. Then you need to use a mediaplayer with xinerama support (mplayer / xine) and you need to specify to the app that you want to use xinerama. If you then start a movie on the TV (even if the visible resolution is lower) it will become fullscreen on the tv.
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Old 02-08-05, 04:58 AM   #3
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ok thanks a lot, I'm using Xine, so I'll try that
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Old 02-08-05, 05:16 AM   #4
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oh by the way, what do you mean by "extended desktop mode"?
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Old 02-08-05, 10:08 AM   #5
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It is the type of twinview using which two devices form one big desktop. (twinvieworientation leftof, rightof .. but not clone!)
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Old 02-09-05, 02:54 PM   #6
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ok I tried that, but then Xine's video-window gets a strange wide size, not 16:9 or anything... hmmm
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Old 02-09-05, 03:09 PM   #7
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Xine will fill the screen, there are options for xine and even keys to set the ratio. Also note that the tvout resolutions are about allways 4:3. You could stretch the image as a hack to get 16:9.
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Old 02-10-05, 12:21 PM   #8
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If you're using TwinView, xine will think your full screen is the shape of your virtual screen. One workaround is to define a virtual screen that's also 16:9. mplayer allows you to define your screen's aspect ratio on the command line but I don't know if xine has this feature.
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Old 03-26-08, 03:32 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Thunderbird
On windows the drivers are more integrated with windows itself. In case of linux where we use X for the graphical part the driver can't do hacky things that are possible on windows. To get zoom-like functionality on linux you need to use twinview in extended desktop mode. Then you need to use a mediaplayer with xinerama support (mplayer / xine) and you need to specify to the app that you want to use xinerama. If you then start a movie on the TV (even if the visible resolution is lower) it will become fullscreen on the tv.
How can I specify mplayer to use xinerama? I see no option to do so in the prefs...
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Old 03-26-08, 03:54 AM   #10
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How can I specify mplayer to use xinerama? I see no option to do so in the prefs...
-xineramascreen
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