Resolutions in SlingPlayer 2.0 for Windows
SlingPlayer 2.0 for Windows can display images in four resolutions. (An image's resolution is the number of "dots" that it takes to make up the image.) SlingPlayer tells you the current resolution by displaying it just below the TV image.
The four resolutions that SlingPlayer can display are:
- HD (only the Slingbox PRO-HD can stream in HD)
Here are the specifics on the standard resolutions:
|Name||Resolution||Total image "dots"||Aspect Ratio||Comments|
|VGA||640 x 480||307,200||3:2|
|HVGA||640 x 240||153,600||8:3||One half of VGA's resolution|
|QVGA||320 x 240||76,800||3:2||One quarter of VGA's resolution|
|QQVGA||256 x 192||49,152||4:3|
|Tiny||224 x 176||39,424|
|Tiny||160 x 120||19,200||3:2||One quarter of QVGA's resolution; 1/16 of VGA's resolution|
Can I change this resolution?
Yes ... but it's better if you let SlingPlayer determine the best resolution for current conditions. SlingPlayer analyzes your network connection, as well as the signal that's being transmitted from your Slingbox, and determines the optimum viewing settings based on that information. However ...
If you'd like to try other settings anyway ... :
- Click the resolution indicator
The SlingPlayer Options - Encoding window appears.
- Select the second option: Enable SlingStream optimization with a video resolution of
- From the drop-down menu that becomes available, select the resolution that you'd like.
- Click OK.
After a brief optimization, SlingPlayer displays the resolution that you've selected. The resolution indicator changes to reflect this new setting.
The SlingPlayer Encoding options tab let advanced users fine-tune the streaming process ... although for most users by far, the automatic mode is best.
i-Frames and i-Frame intervals are used to compress video so that it can be sent over the Internet.
SlingStream optimizes video as it is sent and received over the Internet. SlingStream optimization generally provides the best possible video experience for most viewers.
SlingStream optimizes video as it is sent and received over the Internet. SlingStream optimization generally provides the best possible video experience for most Slingers. But you can also have the best of both worlds: you can optimize the video stream automatically, but also specify a particular screen resolution.