On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 11:51:13PM +0300, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> A bit off topic.. Does any of the video players for Linux switch to a
> resolution/modeline with a different refresh rate when watching a movie to
> get perfect synchronization and no tearing? 

some time ago I accidentally stumbled across these options in my outdated
xineliboutput version:

xineliboutput.VideoModeSwitching = 1
xineliboutput.Modeline =

maybe these are intended for this purpose? I didn't care yet.

> An example.. your desktop might be at 70 hz refresh rate in normal use (ok,
> maybe it's 60 hz nowadays with LCD displays), and when you start watching
> PAL TV it would be better to have your display at 50 hz or 100 hz to get
> perfect output.. and then, when you start seeing a 24 fps movie, it would be
> best to have your display in 72 hz mode (3*24).. etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XRandR is what you are looking for. At
least when talking about Xservers with that capability. Don't know how 
well it's supported by today's VDR output plugins.

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