[MPlayer-users] Interlaced playback?

Sasha Z kleptophobiac at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 12:08:59 CET 2005

On 12/18/05, Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 05:54:55PM -0500, Sasha Z wrote:
> > Well, playing back the progressive content in interlaced mode gives me
> > moving discolored bars where screen refreshes don't occur as they're
> > supposed to. When running a progressive display everything is fine.
> You need to explain a lot better than this since what you're saying is
> not making sense. What is "playing back progressive content in
> interlaced mode"? MPlayer has no interlaced mode. Are you talking
> about your video card's settings..? Or..??
> Also please don't top-post.

I can't explain better, so I'll try and rephrase instead. I have a
video card. That video card is running X in interlaced mode, driving a
1080i CRT. I have stored content in files that is not interlaced
content that I want to display on the interlaced screen. When I simply
play the non interlaced files with mplayer on an xv surface on my
interlaced screen, there are dark bands that somewhat resemble what
you see if you look at a screen through a camcorder and the refresh
timings are out of sync.

So I'm asking how do I get mplayer to properly sync up with the video
card's refresh timings when running in interlaced mode in X.

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