Hi, When I download movies or TV programmes and transfer them to USB to play on my TV I cannot play them in the 16:9 ratio. But I can on my PC. I cannot change the TV picture size when playing files on USB. The files I download are 16:9 ratio because I can play them in that ratio on my PC through the USB. Please help.
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Install a small program called mediainfo and post a text mode report of one of the files that does not display correctly on the tv
Last edited by DB83; 28th Mar 2021 at 05:34.
I'm not sure how to do that but here is one of the files info. This plays in 16:9 on USB when plugged into PC but when plugged in to TV only plays in 5:4.
I am not going to download that. The program is easy enough to use - load the video, select the view menu and then text mode
But if this displays as 5:4 it suggests that you have a 720*576 video with a 16:9 flag that only a PC player will support if there is no player setting on the tv player to force the aspect ratio. The program would confirm the assumption.
these are the details of one of the video's
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : Main@L3.1
Format settings : CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, Reference frames : 4 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 55 min 20 s
Bit rate : 1 353 kb/s
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 FPS
ID : 2
Format : AAC LC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
Codec ID : mp4a-40-2
Duration : 55 min 20 s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 160 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel layout : L R
Category: TV > Sport
Lang: English English
Total Size: 1.80 GB
Info Hash: 5d8b7e75d236b5800f1a10e77800b41a28b4f831
Added By: smcgill1969
Which width and hight do I need for it to play 16:9 or 16:10 on my TV please
The video confirms my assumption.
If it displayed correctly, the video would be 1024*576. But do check all your tv settings for the usb first
There are no surprises here. The media player built into many TVs do not respond to DAR/SAR flags. You have to resize the video to match the DAR (in this case, 1024x576, or some other 16:9 frame size) and reencode.
I have found that many TV's do not respond to the DAR flag at stream level, but do respond at container level.