[MPlayer-users] AutoDetect aspect ratio

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Nov 29 13:34:15 CET 2014

On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 06:06:16PM -0800, David Thatcher wrote:
> Reimar,
> -monitoraspect does the job. Whatever resolution I'm at, I can just set
> -monitoraspect to the aspect ratio of the video, and it fills the screen.
> For example, playing a 16:9 video on a 1024x768 screen with the following
> command makes it fill the screen:
> mplayer -monitoraspect 16:9 video.mpg
> It would be nice to have an option like -fillaspect that would
> automatically set the monitoraspect to whatever aspect ratio is either 1)
> given by the video, or 2) whatever aspect ratio can be assumed from the
> dimensions of the video. I want to avoid invoking a special driver like
> what would happen using -vo gl.

Considering that I think most people don't want to watch their videos
with egg-shaped heads I don't think a special option is reasonable to
add, especially since the combination of
-aspect 1 -monitoraspect 1
already should do that.

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