Linux mplayer and Rotated Screens
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Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:09 pm)

I've discovered since I've started using rotated monitors with mplayer that any media files play back at a weird aspect—stretched really tall. I figure it had something to do with rotated screens (I run at 1600x1200 resolution, but rotated 90° clockwise). I finally found the correction:

Edit your ~/.mplayer/config file and add the following line:

monitoraspect=3:4

Since normal-aspect monitors use the 4:3 ratio, but I use mine rotated, I have to invert the numbers. This fixes the problem.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Posted in Warm and Fuzzy
Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:11 am)

Happy (Valentine's Day|Single Awareness Day) everyone!

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