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Video driver woes
« on: September 28, 2009, 05:30:59 am »

Original post for Video driver woes can be found at https://www.castledragmire.com/Posts/Video_driver_woes.
Originally posted on: 02/14/08

So I’ve recently switched over to an old Geforce4 Ti 4600 for TV output on my home server/TV station.  Unfortunately, my TV needs output resizing (underscan) due to being dropped a long ways back during transport from a Halo game, and the CRT output is misaligned.

If I recall, old Nvidia drivers allowed output resizing, but the latest available ones (which are rather old themselves, as NVidia stops supporting old cards with newer driver sets that have more options) that work for my card only allow repositioning of the output signal, so part of the screen is cut off.

The final solution was to tell VLC media player to output videos at 400:318 aspect ratio when in full screen to force a smaller width that I could then reposition to properly fit the screen.  A rather inelegant solution, but it works.  One of these days I’ll get myself a new TV :-).