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Blight,


ZPlayer already has the option to save the last viewed point of a DVD and allows you to select via a dialog box whether to start from the beginning or the last viewed point. What I would like to see is 2 separate start options with key assignments so that at a push of a button I could start from the beginning or resume from the last viewed point (no dialog). Donation on its way if you can do this for me.


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What about some type of screen saver when pause is pressed?
 

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If this is really a "feature request" post...


I would like an aspect ratio setting that does the inverse of what the "Source Aspect Ratio" setting does. The source aspect ratio setting displays everything correctly on a 4:3 screen. I would want a setting that displays everything correctly on a 16:9 screen.


Blight,


If you use a computer monitor you may be able to compress it's image into a 16:9 shape for testing such a feature. My optiquest can compress into such a shape. In this shape the setting I want would display all material in the correct aspect ratio automatically. Animorphic flags would result in the full screen being used and non-animorphic flags would compress the image by 25% horizontally.


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should the image be compressed horizontally or stretched 33% vertically??- a 33% vertical stretch should anamorphize a non-anamorphic image.


(the aspect ratio presets almost do this – but requires setup and one button push to execute. maybe it would be possible to setup a dialog box where one could set ‘if AR flag X then preset #Y…’)

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Hey,


vertically streching the image would be the same thing but the 4:3 image already should be using all the vertical resolution so the horizontal compress is the only way it makes sense to me. In other words, I wouldn't want the vertical information streched outside of the screen boundries and off the screen. If the screen is 16:9 the 4:3 images have to be horizontally compressed while using the full vertical page. So you fit a 12:9 image into the 16:9 screen. So it's really compressing horizontally by 25% not 33%.


Yes, the built in ratios can do this but not automatically. I can also have different memories set up in my projector and do the switching there which is how I do it currently. But, I'm trying to simplify and automate whatever I can and I would love for the flags to set my ratios for me. This way my guests can put in a dvd and turn on the projector and see everything on the disc without wondering how to switch ratios.


And yes, being able to assign aspect ratios to given flags totally solves the problem. That sounds like an amazing feature to include. That way people can set up any size screen they need or have room for. It would be possible to program constant area setups that some people use.


Anyway, Thanks for reading.


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brian,

this discussion does sound somewhat familiar - I scanned thru this thread a couple of days ago (looks like madchemist already had the idea of assigning presets to AR flags). it would be nice to be able to assign the presets to flags (while still being able to change the preset in case the flag is wrong) - would at least save a little wear and tear on the pronto.


is does sound like there is a bit of confusion on this:

maybe FULL-SCREEN 4:3 material vs. LETTERBOXED 4:3 material?


using a 16:9 display and zoom player:

a) for letterboxed dvd, I have a preset with a 33% vertical stretch. There is vertical information that is stretched outside the screen - but only black bars, no real picture information: I end up with pseduo-anamorphic content.


b) I display full-screen 4:3 content with the 'Anamorphic (4:3 source)' aspect ratio setting. This results in a 4:3 picture centered horizontally on the 16:9 display - do you see the same thing with this setting?


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Yep,


The animorphic (4:3) source works. I would just like to have the option for this be a flag driven thing instead of leaving the user to do the switching.


It would simplify my remote control situation greatly. (I don't have a proto yet.)


With the ability to assign diffent setting according to flag, I could set up everthing for one type of screen (16:9) and aspect ratio would be not an issue that I have to explain to people who want to just turn on the projector and watch a movie.


EDIT: looks like ZP has new aspect ratio controls, I think my problem may have been solved! Blight, thank you.



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Ok, I'm thinking of a new AR feature for DVDs:


On 16:9 Anamorphic, set Video Preset [x], Blanking Present [y], AR Mode [z]

On 16:9 Letterbox, set Video Preset [x], Blanking Present [y], AR Mode [z]

On 4:3 Fullframe, set Video Preset [x], Blanking Present [y], AR Mode [z]


This should COMPLETELY automate any AR related issues.


Jeffy,jcase:

I'll consider it.
 

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There's no doubt that ZP currently has great support for aspect ratio control. I haven't even had a chance to try the new aspect ratio feature you built in but I will today.


Letting user's specify a aspect ratio and blanking for the three modes of DVD you mentioned would be the absolute most amazing feature. It would solve every DVD AR problem for every size and type of screen for every style of projector. If the person is using an animorphic lens on a 4:3 projector it will still do everything correctly automatically once it's set.


I hope in my asking for this feature you don't think I'm already impressed with ZP. It's the best and only getting better.


I do think ZP is the ultimate PC DVD solution and I'm so glad I contributed to it's development.


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Originally posted by Blight
Ok, I'm thinking of a new AR feature for DVDs:


On 16:9 Anamorphic, set Video Preset [x], Blanking Present [y], AR Mode [z]

On 16:9 Letterbox, set Video Preset [x], Blanking Present [y], AR Mode [z]

On 4:3 Fullframe, set Video Preset [x], Blanking Present [y], AR Mode [z]


This should COMPLETELY automate any AR related issues.


Jeffy,jcase:

I'll consider it.
Yes!!!! What I've been begging for. Thanks Blight.
 

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I've seen this question posed elsewhere a couple times but I cannot remember if it was answered. ZoomPlayer in Dscaler, can both overlays communicate or is this a limitation upon DX8.1 and a hope that DX9.1 will allows it, correct? So its a impossible request correct?
 

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chemmajik:

Your question doesn't really make a lot of sense.


There's a phisical limit to cards that prevents 2 overlays from being active at once. As for ZPlayer in dScaler... won't going to happen. If dScaler write an Active-X control, then it may be possible to implement it within Zoom Player, but frankly, it'd not be simple
 
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