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Old 02-12-12, 10:22 PM   #1
orphaze
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Default Change Black Bar Color on 4:3 Content w/VDPAU?

Hello,
Just wondering if there is a way to change the black bar color shown when using various vdpau applications (ie, mplayer and mythtv) to playback 4:3 content non-stretched on a widescreen display.

I have a new plasma, and I am concerned about burn in / image retention over the long run since I watch a fair amount of 4:3 content. In principal I know pixel shifting will help the issue, but in reality black bars over the long run will wear the TV unevenly.

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Nathan
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Old 02-13-12, 12:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Change Black Bar Color on 4:3 Content w/VDPAU?

Yes there is. In your xine config you should see the following:
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# vdpau: color of none video area in output window
# numeric, default: 0
#video.output.vdpau_background_color:0
A good value that should age the pixels pretty evenly is 8421504.
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Old 02-13-12, 12:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: Change Black Bar Color on 4:3 Content w/VDPAU?

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Yes there is. In your xine config you should see the following:


A good value that should age the pixels pretty evenly is 8421504.
Thanks for the info and color recommendation! Do you happen to know if there is a way to set this globally? My setup is pretty heavily invested in mythTV and mplayer, so I'd like to avoid switching to xine just for this one feature.
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Old 02-13-12, 10:09 AM   #4
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I can't help with mythtv, sorry. I'm a VDR user here.
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