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    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
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    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.
    https://www.ettvcentral.com/torrent/1146217/formula-1-2021x01-bahrain-qualifying-skyf1hd-sd
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    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.
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    these are the details of one of the video's

    Video
    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

    Audio
    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
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    Which width and hight do I need for it to play 16:9 or 16:10 on my TV please
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    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
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  8. Load your video in clever Ffmpeg-GUI, select multiplex, click on target file, accept the proposed filename, set DAR to 16:9, click multiplex, done.
    The new created video should play fine on your TV.
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  9. 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.
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  10. I have found that many TV's do not respond to the DAR flag at stream level, but do respond at container level.
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