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    Is there a way to fource 16:9 ...

    I have uses quite a few programs to generate 16:9 content.

    My original source is 16:9 from a HD video camera
    I have used quite a few authoring programs with DVDStyler coming though most stable and easyest for me to use.
    I specificaly select 16:9 when authoring.
    The problem is that when I view it on the TV through a normal DVD player, it squeezes the iage to 4:3 and I have to force it on the TV remote to 16:9

    Thanks guys
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    In fact I have checked it with infoedit, and it seems like it has 4:3 all over it ?!

    DVD styler is perfect, but all I want is to let the TV know that the video is 16:9

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    Originally Posted by Giorgis View Post
    In fact I have checked it with infoedit, and it seems like it has 4:3 all over it ?!

    DVD styler is perfect, but all I want is to let the TV know that the video is 16:9

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    You need to set the 16:9 flag in your MPeg2 files before or during authoring.
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    OK, that sounds like a plan. How do I do that. I am now also playing with PgcEdit and it looks amazing in all that I can edit.
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    Originally Posted by Giorgis View Post
    OK, that sounds like a plan. How do I do that. I am now alos playing with PgcEdit and it looks amazing in all that I can edit.
    I'm not familiar with your software.

    What is your camcorder?

    In most edit and authoring software you set aspect ratio in project, file properties and encoder settings.
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    PgcEdit seems to allow the editing of the DVD .ifo files. It allows you to go to the bare metal.

    My camera is a JVC EVERIO GZ-??? I don't have it here. It records at true HD.
    I edit the raw files with Corel VideoStudio Pro X3.

    I am now in the final step. When I author my DVD with DVDStyler, it seems to make the TV think that the output is at 4:3

    (Samsung Series 7 LCD, LG DVD player about 3 years old)

    I should be testing the output of PgcEdit soon.

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    Originally Posted by Giorgis View Post
    PgcEdit seems to allow the editing of the DVD .ifo files. It allows you to go to the bare metal.

    My camera is a JVC EVERIO GZ-??? I don't have it here. It records at true HD.
    I edit the raw files with Corel VideoStudio Pro X3.

    I am now in the final step. When I author my DVD with DVDStyler, it seems to make the TV think that the output is at 4:3

    (Samsung Series 7 LCD, LG DVD player about 3 years old)

    I should be testing the output of PgcEdit soon.

    G
    Somewhere along the workflow line the the software lost track that this was 16:9 video. HD defaults to 16:9 but when you go SD you need to control aspect ratio.

    SD software defaults to 4:3. My guess is when you downsized your software lost track that this was 16:9 video.
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    DVDStyler is probably the problem but make sure Videostudio is set to 16:9.
    Before you burn use MediaInfo on the VOB's to make sure they are 16:9(not windowed 4:3), also use IfoEdit to set the proper flags and check "Letterboxed".
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  9. Yeah, PGCEdit can also change the IFOs so that the DVD plays as 16:9. Open the final DVD before burning, right-click on the video and hit "Domain Streams Attributes". In the new screen hit 16:9 and Automatic Letterbox. OK back to the main screen and Save. Test in a DVD player (one that plays the IFOs and not the VOBs) before burning:
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    Spot on ...
    I have just finished authoring the DVD, and I was coming here to post exactly that. Thanks for your help guys ...
    It is amazing what cool software is out there if. This one is donation ware, I guess worth the donation

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    If you find that you have already encoded footage without the flag you can avoid a re-encode by using DVD Patcher (mpeg/VOB) or ReStream (elementary video streams) to correct the headers in the videos. Very quick.
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