Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#4204 closed defect (invalid)

Font size selector in MythTV GUI does not change closed caption font size

Reported by: vkelim@… Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: 0.20.2
Severity: medium Keywords: closed caption
Cc: Ticket locked: no


The MythTV frontend allows the selection of OSD and the closed caption font. Just below the selectors, the size (small, default, big) can also be chosen. This selector can alter the OSD font size, but does not change the closed caption font size.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by danielk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The EIA-608 closed captions are sized to fit on the screen and can not be resized without major formatting problems.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by vkelim@…

Resolution: wontfix
Status: closednew

I suspect Teletext subtitles are actually being resized to fit a widescreen display. Perhaps this is occurring in the same way that the OSD is automatically resized to fit widescreens.

Originally, Teletext pages were designed to fit on a normal-sized TV/monitor with 4:3 aspect ratio. In MythTV, when using a widescreen TV, Teletext is resized to fit across the whole width of the screen. Sometimes, this makes subtitles harder to read, because the eye needs to look across the whole width of the screen.

I can understand that some people would want larger subtitles. I find subtitles at the edges of the screen distracting.

Perhaps there can be an option to leave the Teletext pages as 4:3 aspect ratio, even on widescreens?

Cheerio, David.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by stuartm

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Feature request without a patch.

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