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    Resolution converter for CF

    Hi there,
    I have a small suggestion:

    Many of us run 800x600 on their 19:10 monitors instead of running 800x480 (due to gpu issues).
    This means that viewing videos and album arts (or any image for that matter) is pretty annoying as everything looks too wide (even 16:9 videos look too wide as the player simply plays them with big black bars at the bottom and the top instead of removing most of the bars and playing it normally).

    I suggest introducing a scaling option that will make sure all displayed images and played movies will be automatically scaled (images) or cropped (movies, only widescreen ones, 4:3 should get black bars at right and left parts...)

    I assume there is some performance hit for that, but if you make it optional I am sure that most people having this problem will go for it...

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    Ive edited the pictures from the skin folder myself. Its optimzized for 800x600. Some things i cant edit, like the album arts and this video thing.


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    why do CF screens come native as 848x480 resolution JPG files?

    Which screens do that res?
    I thought all the 7" do 800x480, and the 8" do 800x600




    The way CF scales screens causes me some issues with apps that need to know the available space they can use...

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    It defaults because that is a standard windows wide screen resolution...

    It scales just fine to 800x480 and other widescreen resolutions...

    That is what the WS means in the skin name... We have always planned to create a non-WS version for all non-widescreen resolutions...

    We will get this done as soon as we can...

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    but I thought 800x480 was widescreen at 15:9
    That must make 848x480 16:9 then?

    It just seems daft to support a screen res that non of our monitors display

    I agree it makes no difference to CF, but it does affect the size of embedded apps and finding the app space they can use is tricky when the numbers in the skin files are automatically scaled up. Its no biggy, it just makes my OBD2 program look a little wierd if I get the numbers wrong, and the only way to get them right is by trial and error

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    848x480 was chosen because it is 16:9 and a standard windows resolution...

    I can't see 800x480 making much difference in embedding a window...

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    the skin files say I have an available app space of 848 pixels in the the X-axis... Which is fine, so I set my OBD program to use 848x370, but CF then scales the screen down to 800x480, but my OBD program is still set for 848.

    Like I said, its no biggy, it just makes my gauges screen show gauges off the bottom edge and right edge of the screen.


    I would have thought that as CF is designed for use in a car, and most of us use either 7" or 8" screens which do 800x480 & 800x600 natively, that it would make sense to have all the graphics set for the native resolution of the screens being used... And not to have it set for use on a widescreen tv, which as far as I am aware, there isn't many currently fitted in cars

    Can I change all the screens to 800x480 or will that cause other problems?

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