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  1. 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.
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  3. 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.
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    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.
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  5. Is there a guide for converting svcd's to widescreen?
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  6. Originally Posted by cozm0
    Is there a guide for converting svcd's to widescreen?
    Have you looked at the gides section?

    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.
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    Originally Posted by bunyip
    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.
    My understanding is that 352x480/576 cannot be 16x9 to be "to spec" but I have heard that it does work on some DVD players.

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  8. Originally Posted by FulciLives
    Originally Posted by bunyip
    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.
    My understanding is that 352x480/576 cannot be 16x9 to be "to spec" but I have heard that it does work on some DVD players.

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    You may well be right, that does now ring a bell with me.
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  9. would nice if SVCD2DVD had widescreen convert in future releases
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    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)
    So it would seem that only 704 & 720 is a legal standard.
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