Must of the movies i burn have big black borders.. is it possible to get 16:9 with svcd2dvd.v2 or do I need another program?
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I believe SVCD2DVD just changes the headers and leaves the mpeg as is, making it a non-standard DVD of resolution 480x480 or 480x576.
To get a true 16:9 DVD you will need to re-encode the video, cropping the black borders, resizing to 720x480 or 720x576, and with the 16:9 attribute set.
You would need to use an MPEG2 encoder like TMPGEnc to do it.
bunyip is right. The SVCD spec does not support 16:9 DAR, so the only way of getting 16:9 on an SVCD is by letterboxing. If you want to convert this to a 16:9 DAR DVD you must re-encode. Thogh one minor change to bunyip's post, I would suggest re-encoding at half D1 res (352 * 480/576) which is DVD compliant and will show less aretfacts than re-encoding at full D1 resolution.
I've been under the impression that 16:9 had to be 720 wide (probably because the TMPGEnc wizard doesn't let you change it from 720 if doing a 16:9 encode)
I've just done some tests and 352 does work.
Thanks bugster, just goes to show that you're never too old to learn.
I agree that going from SVCD to DVD, 352 should give better results.
Is there a guide for converting svcd's to widescreen?
Originally Posted by cozm0
Try looking for guides on re-encoding mpeg-2 with TmpGenc (or some other encoder). Also you will need to find help on aspect ratios, letterboxing, cropping and resizeing etc. It can be done but is not trivial for a beginner.
Originally Posted by bunyip
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Originally Posted by FulciLives
I thought I'd take the 352 wide screen test a step further and try and author it but TMPGEnc DVDAuthor returns the following..
You cannot use 16:9 video aspect ratio for resolution 352x480.
You can only use this aspect ratio for the following resolutions.
704x480 720x480 pixels (NTSC format only)
704x576 720x576 pixels (PAL format only)