OpenELEC - aspect ratio

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by Daz555 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:02 am
Has anyone managed to get OpenELEC/XBMC on Rpi to change aspect ratios?

The options are there to remove black bars and stretch the image but they all do nothing.
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by Daz555 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:17 am
Hmm, that would appear to be a no then.

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by Vermillion » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:02 pm
Hi Daz555 I have asked about this problem in another thread and it appears openelec forces the lettbox format for 16:9 videos. I wish this would be fixed as this is the only thing stopping me using openelec over my old xbox. :(
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by Daz555 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:19 pm
It forces the aspect for all content as far as I can tell and can't be over-ridden. I have a load of 4:3 content that is stuck with side black bars also.
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by masterluke » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:46 am
I'm guessing this is a restriction in omxplayer rather than xbmc. I'm sure it will be looked into at some point. I have a 1024x768 16:9 plasma with same problem (and workaround).
Non stretched\zoomed 4:3 is good in my book so I'm not worried about that.
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by user99 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:27 pm
I'm in the same boat. I've got a 16:9 plasma that displays 720p fine but only reports 1024x768 and 640x480 from EDID response. When I set the config.txt to ignore edid and force it to display 720p xbmc refuses. Using the same 720p config.txt with a raspian image it boots into 720p. I'm guessing that xbmc falls back to VGA if the EDID is not available.

Is there any way to fake the EDID?
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