Or at least weird for me... I have a 2 GB AVI file (Xvid/mp3). I've been trying to convert it to DVD compliant, using TMPEG Xpress (v4), but having a strange time trying to format the aspect ratio. The original is: 688 x 512 (NTSC). When I play the original AVI, on my computer, the shots are both full screen & letterbox. The first time I encoded it at 16:9 (NTSC), and when I burned it, it played on my DVD player as a rectangular box, smaller than the screen (an older standard def 4:3 TV). So I re-encoded it to 4:3 (NTSC), and after burning, the video was the right size, but the video was stretched horizontally. I've tried re-encoding it several times, setting different aspect parameters, but every time, it's either a small box, or stretched horizontally. What am I missing here? Any help would be appreciated, as I've spent a lot of wasted time encoding (TMPGEnc Xpress is slow on my computer)... thanks so much!