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Old June 19th, 2011, 08:30 AM
Dave54321 Dave54321 is offline
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I have noticed since updating to the above version, certain movies display incorrectly - either slightly too small, or a bit too large, with bits cut off. My display settings are all correct for my TV, and it only happens with certain video formats, not all.

Example 1:
wmv, 16:9, 720x1280, Input Type : YV12(RAW)
wmv, 16:9, 1920x1080, Input Type : YV12(RAW)
mp4, 16:9, 720x1280, Input Type : AVC1(GVC)

These are just 3 movies I picked at random and found to have a problem.
They display perfectly for about 1 second, filling the 16:9 screen, then the whole screen turns black for just a split second, then the image comes back and immediately shrinks slightly so that there is a black frame around the left, right and underside (the image is snapped to the top of the screen). It's not awful, the black frame is only about 1 cm wide on a 32-inch screen. But it is noticeable. The same thing happens if you start a movie in the middle somewhere, not just from the beginning (it displays perfectly for 1 second then the above happens).

If I go to video settings and choose "stretch 16:9" it makes no difference.
And yet I have other movies with the same format and spec as above, and it doesn't happen. I have no idea why.

Example 2:
avi, 4:3, 400x300, Input Type : MP43(GVC)
These videos immediately display with the bottom 5% or so chopped off (very strange). Even if you select view mode as "original size" (to display it as a small image in the middle of your screen) you can see that the bottom 5% or so of the movie image is chopped off (i.e. the TV station logo is partially chopped off). The left, right and top are all intact (I have compared by playing the same files on a laptop), just the bottom is sliced off. This happens on every single file of the above format and spec.

There are formats where there is NEVER a problem, e.g. mpg, 4:3, 512x384, Input Type : MP43(GVC), and mp4, 4:3, 640x480, Input Type : AVC1(GVC).

I wonder if anyone else has had these issues?

Last edited by Dave54321; June 19th, 2011 at 08:42 AM.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 05:54 PM
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And it's the same after the latest update.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Have you filed this as an issue for the devs to look at: ?
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Old July 1st, 2011, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by darcilicious View Post
Have you filed this as an issue for the devs to look at: ?
Yes, now.

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