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Keeping Widescreen format with backups?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by halo556, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. halo556

    halo556 Member

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    Newbie question here. I am using the latest versions of Anydvd, DVDshrink, and DVD Decrypter. It seems that widescreen movies that I back up are not keeping the widescreen format. Most of the backed up movies seem to be stretched to fit the screen when I play them on a home dvd player. Is there something I am missing in these programs that allow me to keep the widescreen format. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  2. Adder01

    Adder01 Regular member

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    Are you sure that you are grabbing the widescreen version of the movie when in DVDShrink?

    Or are you grabbing everything off the disc?

    Adder.
     
  3. Balaam

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    There's definitely something you're confused about here. Those programs only copy the files AS IS from the disk, they will not alter anything.

    Now, with the lack of info you provided, I'll just throw out some random things that might or might not be applicable.

    Are you dealing with PAL format dvd's on an NTSC TV?

    Is there a zoom function with your dvd player that you have accidently switched on?

    Are you sure the DVD's are in widescreen format?

    That's all I have off the top of my head.
     
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    If a DVD9 has both wide and full screen how do I choose the one I want to copy?
     
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    Not to say it couldn't exist, but I've never seen a movie dvd with both that wasn't a "flipper." In that case, you just make sure you have the side facing "up" which is labeled with the format you want (of course the movie will be read from the other, "bottom", side).

    Edit: if both are indeed present reading from one side, then look for two "titles" ("Title 1" and "Title 2") in reauthor mode in dvd shrink. You'll have to figure out which is which, and then burn just that title.
     
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  6. halo556

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    Sorry for the lack of information on the original post. I am playing the copy on a NTSC format tv and the original disks are widescreen format. The home dvd player does have a zoom function, and it is never on.

    Being fairly new to all of this I usually grab everything off the disk. How can you tell which files are the widescreen and which ones are not? Most of these movies were purchased as widescreen format and not 'flipper' types of disks.
     

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