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getting rid of letterbox

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by gruel, May 13, 2007.

  1. gruel

    gruel Member

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    hi
    everytime i convert and burn a Avi/Xvid to dvd i end up with it comming out in letterbox and i lose quite a lot of the picture.

    whats the best way of getting rid of this?

    i use Easy Avi Divx Xvid to DVD Burner, that coverts and burns in one go
    but only gives me 4:3 or 16:9 options is that where the problem lay's?

    thx for any info
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    You shouldn't lose anything watching a letterboxed movie - the black bars top and bottom of a regular (4:3) TV screen is all that should be seen.

    http://dl.afterdawn.com/vsoDivxToDVD_setup_v0.5.2b.exe
    Import the file(s) (AVI, MPEG, VOB)
    Output (standard DVD file format) to a folder on the HDD.
    Set 'Aspect' to 4:3 (if you have a regular tv)
    Set 'Standard' to NTSC (if you live in North America)
    Use Nero burning ROM to burn the files to DVD.
    Alternatively, burn with freeware, DVD Shrink + DVD Decrypter.
     
  3. IHoe

    IHoe Senior member

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    you must also consider where you got the AVI/Xvid file that you are converting..... if it's from a download then chances are you got a bad version of the download and then you are converting it, which means bad quality before and the result of bad quality after conversion.
     

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