[mythtv-users] Burned to DVD, plays 4:3 in DVD players, but 16:9
in MythTV, how do I get it letterboxed?
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Thu Jul 21 09:14:02 EDT 2005
Stuart Morgan wrote:
>OK ... stretching my mind a little, a DVD can come in a couple of formats -
>Pan&Scan and Letterbox. Pan&Scan will take a 16:9 format but show it at 4:3
>with cropping on a normal TV. Letterbox shows it with horizontal black bars.
>Although this ability is enabled on the DVD it is usually controlled by the
>DVD player. Check the options for your standalone player just for interest.
I can do that, but would be reluctant to change it, as commercial DVD's
play letterboxed. I'd like to make the ones I burn be the same as the
commercial ones so I don't have to change the DVD player's settings each
>Alternatively you can pass options to dvdauthor to disable pan&scan mode thus
>forcing the player to use letterbox. Do dvdauthor --help and look at the
>i.e. dvdauthor -o DVD --video=nopanscan 1.mpg
>* I'm no expert on this subject and there is more to the subject of DVD aspect
>ratios but I think this should answer your question.
Sounds like a good place to start. I never knew that the DVD could
determine whether the player could pan&scan or not. Lot's to learn...
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