zEli173 wrote: acsguitar wrote: dchaney297 wrote:
My Exact setup:
Firefox browser with MediaplayerConnectivity Plugin
VLC Media Player setup to open with MediaPlayerCon. Plugin
VLC Aspect Ratio set to 221:100 to stretch to full screen but with the Bars on top and bottom like a widescreen movie
Dell laptop connected to Olevia 37" LCD TV via VGA cable. probably can use S-Video or DVI if computer/TV supports it
BTW: 221:100 I think makes the picture look almost like Standard DEF. In fact standard def is so poor on HDTV's that it may look better
Are you on a Windows machine? I'm trying to make this happen on my Mac but I can't get it going. I think the problem is there is VLC codec to play windows media files.
Got it working. Had to update to the latest version of VLC for Mac. I am so happy about this. Many thanks to this thread.
I have been trying for weeks to find a way to get mlb.tv to play in VLC. WMP for Mac is aweful and Quicktime does not handle windows media well. It is basically impossible to watch games with either of those players. Either the picture looks terrible, the feed breaks up, or both. I had a good feeling that VLC would solve my porblems, but I couldn't figure out how to make it work. I called and emailed customer support, but that was obviously no help.
My intuition was correct. Everything is working great with VLC via Firefox/MPC. The picture looks good, the stream is smooth, and I can size the window anyway I want (including fullscreen).
I realize people like to "fill up" their screens, but I don't understand why anyone would want to distort the picture by changing the aspect ratio. To each his own I guess.
I strongly urge anyone watching mlb.tv on a Mac to use this setup!!!