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I have a movie with a 1024x576 resolution while my screen resolution is 1280x800.

How can I keep the ratio of 1024/576 while MPlayer is stretched to the whole screen?

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You can use the switch -monitoraspect 16:10, or put monitoraspect=16:10 into ~/.mplayer/config

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i'm not switching computers for now .. that's a working idea anyway – warl0ck Dec 1 '11 at 13:18
@hhaamu so if my screen resolution is 1600x900 as shared by xrandr and the movie is a 1920x800 or some other resolution, what should I do ? – shirish Mar 10 '15 at 21:12

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