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help with aspect ratio

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by chewyx, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. chewyx

    chewyx Member

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    im a bit of a newbie to this so please excusee my ignorance. im trying to rip some of my dvds onto my hard drive using xillsoft dvd ripper. the only problem is when i try and play the dvd through media player it seems to have a 4:3 aspect ratio and i want it to be widescreen. is there any way for me to rip the dvd so it will play back in widescreen?
    thank you
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    I use VLC as my media player.
    Under 'Video' if 'Aspect Ratio' is selected the A.R can be changed - I assume that other media players can do the same.
     
  3. Gamer2478

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    I have some videos on my computer that I have downloaded and stuff, there all different kinds that I have avi, wmv, .... so forth. Almost all of them are 16:9 is there a program that u can use to make them 4:3 for a regular tv so I can burn it to a dvd as a 4:3?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    If the source is 16:9 and the TV is 4:3 then they should be put in letterbox on the screen.
    Unless it's in a letterbox, the image will look 'zoomed in' and parts are lost or the picture is distorted.


    http://dl.afterdawn.com/vsoDivxToDVD_setup_v0.5.2b.exe
    Import the file(s) (AVI, WMV,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)

    Burn dvd with 'ImgBurn'

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    Run ImgBurn
    Click 'Mode' > 'Build'
    Click 'Output' > 'Device'
    Click 'File' > 'Browse for Folder', highlight on the 'VIDEO_TS' folder, > 'OK'
    Set burning speed to 4x and click the green write button.
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  5. chewyx

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    both the source and the TV are 16:9. Its only WMP that puts the
    black bars in (this is my preferred method of watching) if i watch using media centre or any other media player i have its fine, its only doing it in WMP.

    I have tried adjusting the settings in WMP but they have no effect.

    Im only having the problem with dvds i have ripped. any torrents i download are absolutely fine and fill the whole screen i just cant understand why its doing it with the files i have ripped myself.
     
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    I don`t know much about aspect ratio either but I suggest you take a look at these pages..
    http://www.foolishpassion.org/vidding-tips/

    also you could use Super converter . Its free and can get fix the right dimensions & aspect ratio according to your requirements..
     
  7. chewyx

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    will do thanks very much
     

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