I have a 480*204 video. So it's a 2.35:1 ratio. I'd like to encode it to DVD.
What is better, resize and add huge black bars and encode to 4:3 or it's better for average quality to encode it to 16:9 anamorphic and let the tv/dvd add black bars (the video will be watched on a regular 4:3 TV) ?
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I would imagine that if you make a 4:3 letterboxed DVD that the quality will look better this way on a 4:3 TV but will suffer on a 16x9 WS TV.
If you make a 16x9 anamorphic widescreen DVD then the quality will be better for a 16x9 WS TV but on a 4:3 TV may not look as good as if you made it 4:3 letterboxed BUT this difference will be very slight.
So I would make it 16x9 anamorphic widescreen since you may want to watch it in the future on such a TV.
Use FitCD to get your resize values and AviSynth script (if you use AviSynth).
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Thanks. I will do that
I would let the bitrate be your guide. If you're forced to use a low bitrate go with letterboxed 4:3. If you can use high enough a bitrate go with anamorphic.
Turning on the deblocking filters in the Divx or Xvid decoder will help.