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convertxtodvd - cuts off 'widescreen'

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by ezkim0x, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. ezkim0x

    ezkim0x Regular member

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    convertxtodvd: 2.2.3.258

    I tried to burn an avi file the other day and it cut off the sides of the video on both sides.

    i'm positive it's the video and not my tv.. do you know of another program.. or how to fix it?
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    If the source is 16:9 wide-screen and you have a wide-screen TV, check the 'TV Format' tab, setting the TV screen to 16:9
     
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    ezkim0x Regular member

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    It was checked when i burned it.

    also have 16:9 ratio on my tv
     
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    ezkim0x Regular member

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    any other ideas?

    I just tried burning another one and the 16:9 was checked.. and it still cut off the sides.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    I don't know why ConvertX would crop the video, it's not known for causing that kind of problem and I assume you have no problems in the past converting these files?.

    When it's played back on the PC is it cropped also?
    You could try another converter, like DVD Flick.
    Remember to set the configuration to match the video standard (PAL or NTSC).
    There is a short, concise guide that comes with it.


    http://www.dvdflick.net/
     
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    I'm not sure why either.. it worked before, but i haven't used it forever.

    I tried downloading the newest version tos ee if that would help.. and it still cuts them off.

    here's what it should look like.. this is the avi file before i try running it through convertxtodvd

    http://i26.tinypic.com/157zmn4.png

    and here is what it looks like on the tv afterwards with the dvd:

    http://i28.tinypic.com/11hdrio.jpg

    ...i guess i'll try the other one you posted now, I just wish i could get convertxtodvd to work ;[
     
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    attar Senior member

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    When it's played back on the PC is it cropped also?
     
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    ezkim0x Regular member

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    yeah.. it's actually cropped even worse on the pc.. want me to take a screenshot?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    If you are familiar with VirtualDub, you could select a few frames of the AVI source and upload them.

    Load the file.
    Drag the slider to where you want the cut to begin, click the left flag then drag the bar a few frames and click the right flag.
    Click 'Video' 'Direct Stream Copy'
    Click 'File' 'Save as AVI'

    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/cut_avi_with_virtualdub.cfm

    [​IMG]
     
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    ezkim0x Regular member

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    the avi file i'm trying to burn?

    or what it comes out as after it's burned to the dvd (cause it's not in an avi format.)

    here's part of the avi where it's not messed up before i burn it.

    http://jonindie.com/segment.avi
     
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    attar Senior member

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    This is the output from ConvertX;as you can see, nothing is cut off.
    I have nothing special set in ConvertX, except I always select 16:9 for the TV, but that's not relevant.
    Also, when you view the output from ConvertX on the PC, the ends are cut?

    [​IMG]
     
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    ezkim0x Regular member

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    yes but worse.. maybe I have something else ticked that shouldn't be?

    do you happen to have msn? maybe i could send you a remote assistance request and you could take a look if you didn't mind.

     
  13. attar

    attar Senior member

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    No, I don't use it.
    There's nothing that I know of that can cause this effect.
    I don't elect a menu, or burn to disk and I'm using version 2.2.3.258

    Here's the log.

    17/02/2008 6:52:45 PM info --------------Encoding end--------------
    17/02/2008 6:52:43 PM info Total size in built folder 8 Mb., Target size DVD5 4400 Mb., Occupation 0.19%
    17/02/2008 6:52:43 PM info Conversion completed in 00:00:08
    17/02/2008 6:52:43 PM info Generated duration 20.24 sec., expected 20.27 sec.
    17/02/2008 6:52:43 PM info P-SDT buffer Underflow 1 times, 621 bytes peak
    17/02/2008 6:52:43 PM info 24 frames duplicated
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Stream #1 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Stream #0 Sync. delay : 0.00 ms
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Output Stream#1 - Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 192 kb/s, no automatic gain control
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Output Stream#0 - Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480, q=1-31, 8808 kb/s
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Video Stream #0 Pulldown : 23.976 -> 29.97 Fps
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Image processing: Fast bilinear resampler (560*304)->(720*480)
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Image processing: Deinterleave (560*304)
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Video source original frame rate: 23.98
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Output resolution: FULL D1 [720*480]
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info NTSC 29.97 FPS output format set by user
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Widescreen (16:9) set by user

    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Video bitrate 0/8808/8808 Kbps (min/avg/max)
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Converting "C:\Documents and Settings\Superuser\Desktop\segment.avi"
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info ----------------Title #1----------------
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Video bitrate has been set to maximum possible value for DVD specifications. Target size may not be reached.
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Project size 4.3 Gb. (483 Kb. audio - 4.28 Gb. video)
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Stream #1 - Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 138 kb/s
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Stream #0 - Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 560x304
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info 2 Stream(s) found - est. duration 00:00:20.270
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Opening file "C:\Documents and Settings\Superuser\Desktop\segment.avi"
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Don't fix audio gaps
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Engine Log
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info Encoder quality: 100%
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Menu
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info No default writer set
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Don't eject after burn complete
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Include originals
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info [ ] Burn result to DVD
    17/02/2008 6:52:35 PM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Don't fix audio gaps
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Engine Log
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info Encoder quality: 100%
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info --------------Encoding begin--------------
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info --------------Menu settings end--------------
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Menu
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info --------------Menu settings begin--------------
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info --------------Default burn settings end--------------
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info No default writer set
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Delete files after burn complete
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Don't eject after burn complete
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Prefer SAO for DVD-R
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Include originals
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info [ ] Burn result to DVD
    17/02/2008 6:51:58 PM info --------------Default burn settings begin--------------
    17/02/2008 6:51:19 PM info User default language : 4105 (0x1009h) - English (Canadian)
    17/02/2008 6:51:19 PM info System default language : 1033 (0x0409h) - English (United States)
    17/02/2008 6:51:19 PM info Version 2.2.3.258
    17/02/2008 6:51:19 PM info ExeName : "C:\Program Files\vso\ConvertXtoDVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe"
    17/02/2008 6:51:19 PM info OS : Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    17/02/2008 6:51:18 PM info ******************** Report session started ********************
     
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    I dunno.. it looks fine int he 'video preview' as well.

    but i've tried just creating the dvd files and not burning.. and opening the files in powerdvd .. and it's still messed up.

    so something is wrong with how i have convertxtodvd setup.. but i don't understand why it's showing fine in the preview and then not working after.
     
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    Hi,

    Just giving in some ideas, since I always use "Automatic" and never personally had issues.

    One thing I know is this:

    Selecting 16:9 just means you will watch this movie on a 16:9 TV !
    Doesn't mean you will take a 4:3 movie and making it a 16:9 ratio movie.

    Also 16:9 = 1.77777:1 ratio.

    Your input file, has a ratio of 1.84:1

    so yes, there will be padding and cropping.

    On that said, I am not a video GURU so someone else will need to give more details if needed...
     
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    @cougar_ii
    Compare ezkim0x's TV output, where the curly film is cut off right and left and mine where it is untouched.
    We use the same input and the same version of ConvertX, but the result is different - even when ezkim0x checks the output on the PC, the right and left edges are cut off.
     
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    I too just tried the clip and it comes out fine. I have CXD set to TV-Auto. It not showing correctly on the pc confuses me. But in this case note that PowerDVD, your standalone, and your TV all have settings that you need to double check. Your TV pic doesn't just show the ends cut-off, you also have bad AR... a squished vertically compressed pic.

    Open one of your converted VOB's in GSpot, make sure it shows dar 16:9. If it does, maximize it and go to the bottom left and Render it (1) then see if it looks right in the preview (2).

    [​IMG]
     
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    @MysticE

    The extreme right and left of the sprocketed film stock is cut-off in ezkimox's pic - CF my pic, the ends are shown curling up.

     

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