[vdr] xine changing OSD modes when switching channels

Reinhard Nissl rnissl at gmx.de
Thu Mar 9 20:33:34 CET 2006


Reinhard Nissl wrote:

>> When I switch channels in vdr-1.3.44, I noticed that xine-0.7.7 is 
>> switching OSD
>> display modes during channel changes.  I am currently using "blend 
>> clipped" for
>> the OSD display mode, but when I switch channels, xine temporarily 
>> goes into X11
>> overlay mode in the middle of channel change, then goes back to the 
>> mode I have
>> selected to use.  Any way of preventing xine from temporarily 
>> switching to "X11
>> overlay" during channel changes?
> I haven't noticed such a behavior recently, but I'll have a look at it 
> tomorrow evening.

Are you sure that it is "X11 overlay mode" (this mode doesn't support 
semi transparent colors)?

When switching channels, vdr-xine shows the NO SIGNAL screen which has a 
resolution of 720x576. If your channels broadcast at a different 
resolution then that, you get the visual effect of using "X11 overlay 
mode" while NO SIGNAL is shown, but the difference is, that the OSD is 
still semi transparent (assuming that support for semi transparent 
colors is enabled in vdr-xine's setup menu).

As it is now easier to create noSignal.mpg, you may create such a single 
image mpg at a resolution which suits better for your channels.

Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Reinhard Nissl
mailto:rnissl at gmx.de

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