Opened 8 years ago
Closed 8 years ago
#2212 closed defect (fixed)
Resizing window does not maintain aspect ratio.
|Reported by:||ramma||Owned by:||beastd|
|Keywords:||aspect ratio, resize||Cc:|
|Reproduced by developer:||no||Analyzed by developer:||no|
Summary of the bug:
Resizing the mplayer window has not maintained the aspect ratio since about Ubuntu 12.04. I have tested this on all versions from then up to 13.10 and the issue persists. Currently it is happening with mplayer 1.1-4.8, with unity 7.2.2.
How to reproduce:
Start video playback with default options.
Resize the window, aspect ratio will not be maintained.
Some searching revealed a few people saying this is actually a bug in the window manager. Is this actually the case?
Change History (6)
comment:1 by , 8 years ago
comment:2 by , 8 years ago
I'm referring to Mplayer itself, I'm not using a GUI. I'm not sure how I would check the SVN-revision, but the version I'm using is what is in the official Ubuntu repos for 14.04.
comment:3 by , 8 years ago
To check the SVN-revision, open a terminal, type mplayer and see the first line. Copy it and paste it here.
comment:4 by , 8 years ago
The first line says this "MPlayer 1.1-4.8 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team"
It turns out installing mplayer2 as opposed to the mplayer package fixes this issue though.
comment:5 by , 8 years ago
Installing a recent version of MPlayer as opposed to one a few years old might help, too.
comment:6 by , 8 years ago
|Status:||new → closed|
To answer the original question: Yes, MPlayer relies on the window manager to respect the aspect hints for this feature to work.
Of course this assumes the -keepaspect is actually set.
In addition, current SVN MPlayer versions with -keepaspect will add black borders to fix aspect if the window manager does not respect the hints.
I think the latter justifies closing this as fixed, please reopen if you disagree.
Are you talking about MPlayer or its GUI?
What SVN-revision (mplayer console output or About dialog in GUI) is your mplayer 1.1-4.8?