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dvd aspect ratio

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by wschw, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. wschw

    wschw Guest

    Could anybody help?
    When I copy dvd's and they are on widescreen is there a way to take of those black top and bottom lines and restore the dvd to full screen. Help please
     
  2. scf_au

    scf_au Regular member

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    An easy way to do it would be first convert the dvd into certain common formats (e.g. mpeg), then use programs like Nero Vision Express which lets you set the aspect ratio and other video properties to encode and burn.

     
  3. wschw

    wschw Guest

    Thanks for the reply, what type of mpeg should I convert to, 2 or 3?, also any suggestions of the program which would convert to mpeg/
    Thanks
     
  4. Mort81

    Mort81 Senior member

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    Hi wschw,

    Just curious, what type of tv do you play your dvd's on? A lot of the new widescreen tv's have different format settings, 16:9 zoom for example which will remove the black bars from the top and bottom of the screen without distorting the picture.

    Mort
     
  5. wschw

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    My tv is not wide screen its an ordinary toshiba 32". The only way I can get rid of the bars is to use the zoom function of the TV but this distorts the picture. Any ideas
     
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    Mpeg2 or avi, just any popular format. I use ImToo DVD Ripper. Here:

    http://www.imtoo.com/

    Good luck!
     

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