[vdr] xine changing OSD modes when switching channels

C.Y.M syphir at syphir.sytes.net
Mon Mar 13 13:34:58 CET 2006

C.Y.M wrote:
> Reinhard Nissl wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
> Reinhard, you were absolutely correct.  Since most of the broadcast here is done
> in 544x480, all I had to do was change the no-signal mpeg file to the correct
> resolution and aspect ratio (4/3) and now it looks perfect when switching
> channels.  Thanks for explaining that to me and sorry for the trouble.

This is how I fixed it..

mencoder noSignal-completelyBlack.mpg -ovc lavc -lavcopts
vcodec=mpeg1video:aspect=4/3 -vf scale=544:480 -o

Thanks Again.

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