Aspect ratio, lowres

When playing lowres videos the video is stretched out.
When adjusting the pixel ratio it gets better but not a real fix. This problem does not happen on kodi on a linux htpc box. I tried setting all aspect ratio’s but to no relief.
See screenshots… any help would be appreciated.

Are you using a whitelist? If so review this how-to.

If not, please post logs so we may see how you have your settings configured.

It happens with or without a whitelist.

Try setting Player-Videos-Display 4:3 videos as -> Use HDMI AVI signalling and make sure the settings for the individual video is ‘Normal’.

This only works if you whitelist those SD modes.

Whitelist should be different as it looks like you decided to calibrate for multiple of lower resolutions. If your using a TV for a display then calibration is normally something that you don’t want to do. It is also worth noting that Kodi remembers the scaling you set on a per video basis so if you set a global option such as what grahamh suggested you would have to test its effectiveness with a video that has not been manually adjusted previously.

It is sufficient to just set View Mode to Normal. If it says Custom, that overrides the global setting.

I have tried all that already.

OK, now I see your video is 202x360. That’s not a size that comes up very often! We’ll have to check the aspect ratio logic. Could you upload a sample of that video that we can test? You can use videosam.pl

Never mind. I’ve downloaded it. Thanks for the report.

Workaround: set the orientation to 90 degrees :smiley:

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It seems to happen with everything sub 480.
You can try using the addon “dumpert” its full of silly videos and a lot of them are in low quality resulting in this unwatchable stretched images.

One silly video is enough, thanks :wink: