Wrong aspect ratio on Windows7 app

Discussion of the new user interface for the HDHomeRun app.
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callumw
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Wrong aspect ratio on Windows7 app

Post by callumw » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:24 am

Model: HDHR5-4DT
Firmware: 20190621

hdhomerun_view.exe
192 KB (197,520 bytes)
Created ‎Friday, ‎21 ‎June, ‎2019, ‏‎07:48:22

Hi
I Installed the Win7 application and it works well as far as I see video and have audio and all the buttons seem to work, but the video feed is stuck in a 4:3 aspect ratio and I don't know how to change it.
Trying the Zoom option on the player only zooms the 4:3 video which doesn't help.
I've looked at the .ini files in the install foldr, but I don't see anything in there that looks like it's forcing the wrong screen ratio.

In comparison, I don't have VLC installed so I start a feed instead with Windows Media Player (e.g. http:// My.HD.Homerun.IP:5004/auto/v54) and WMP shows the video correctly.
Below is a screenshot with both players running, so this to me indicates that the issue is with the HDHomerun View app for windows 7.

I have a Windows 10 desktop and the app (installed from the microsoft store?) works fine. Its just the Win 7 app I downloaded directly from Silicondust that seems to have the problem in displaying video footage in the correct aspect ratio.

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jasonl
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Re: Wrong aspect ratio on Windows7 app

Post by jasonl » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:28 pm

You want to have VLC installed. The Windows 7 app will use its decoders when available, and that generally gives the best results. Note that it needs to be the 32 bit version of VLC even if you're using a 64 bit version of Windows.

callumw
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Re: Wrong aspect ratio on Windows7 app

Post by callumw » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:37 am

Yup, that did it 8-)

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