[MPlayer-users] Re: [-] XV display too wide

RC rcooley at spamcop.net
Wed Feb 2 08:59:23 CET 2005

On Tue, 1 Feb 2005 22:28:01 +0100
Matthias Wieser <mwieser at gmx.de> wrote:

> Sales breakdown between LCD and CRT is roughly 70:30 (->IDC, 2004 
> (worldwide)).
> ~50% of those LC-displays do not have an aspect ratio of 4:3.

This is a bogus argument.  As Rich pointed out, there is a HUGE
installed base of CRTs, as decent ones keep going for many years.  I've
personally got one still going strong which was made in 1993. 

> On those LCDs MPlayer shows distorted videos.

Only if those users are too lazy to add a single option.

Personally, I like programs to be as dumb as possible.  The "smarter"
they get, by trying to guess what settings are appropriate, the more
difficult it generally is to get them to work right.

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