[MPlayer-users] video does not scale to fullscreen with -vo xv

Andy Furniss adf.lists at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 12:01:56 CET 2016

Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 06, 2016 at 10:39:19AM +0000, Andy Furniss wrote:
>> Tamas Papp wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> on my new Dell XPS 13 (2016, skylake), when I toggle fullscreen with f,
>>> the video is just centered in the middle of the screen at its original
>>> size, with a blue frame around it. This is a problem because the display
>>> is HiDPI, so very little is visible.
>>> -vo gl works fine.
>> I would use gl :-)
> As it likely is not picked over -vo x11 that should mean it is software
> OpenGL, which is not exactly a good choice.
> Or the auto-detection of software rendering is broken.
>>> ~ $ ~ $ mplayer -v
>> Showing output from playing something would confirm but I guess it's
>> using x11 software output/scale/csc which is not as good as other
>> hardware accelerated outputs like gl.
>> If you are getting -vo x11 then adding -zoom will allow it to scale.
> Which will work not very well either.
> If it is x11 vo then then also means XVideo is not working (or not
> compiled in is an option, too).
> Or if it is using xv, then it is broken.
> Either way it seems very likely the primary answer is "fix your graphics
> card drivers first".

Yea, but if they turn out to be working/get fixed it's still intel, so
at the risk of being undiplomatic here I would consider trying mpv as
it should be able to use vaapi for h/w dec/post processing.

> But yes the actual -v output playing something should confirm.

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