I use my OSMC setup primarily to watch recorded OTA TV. Some of the programs I record are old enough to use 4:3 resolution. Sometime after the big August upgrade – maybe 3 months ago – I noticed that certain recorded programs are being displayed in something less than 4:3 resolution. The picture is “squeezed” together horizontally. Interestingly, perhaps, not all of these old 4:3 programs display incorrectly. Indeed, this may be happening only for certain OTA channels, I haven’t looked closely at that.
(Edited to add: I just scanned through all channels and noted that the resolution issue is not tied to channels but rather programs; i.e. on a given channel, one program could exhibit the problem and the next one might not.)
When I watch these incorrectly displayed programs within NextPVR, the resolution is correct; i.e., no “squeezing”. When I use my OTA tuner in my TV, they are correct. When I watch them in Kodi running on my Windows 10 computer, they are correct. There is something about OSMC that is causing these programs to render incorrectly.
Today, I noticed that if I watch one of these programs in OSMC and select “Player Controls (OSD)” and select “Wide Zoom”, the program appears to display correctly. So, evidently, I can do this for any offending program, recorded or not, and the display can be corrected.
Correcting the display as described seems to be a klunky solution, and, in any event, this behavior just started in OSMC in the last 3 months or so.
I’m happy to upload logs if that would be helpful, but I thought I’d ask first to see if there was something obvious that changed in a recent upgrade that I need to “correct” more globally inside OSMC.
As always, I appreciate any help and appreciate all the great work you’ve done to make OSMC an excellent solution for me.