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Windows 7: Aspect Ratio issue in Windows DVD Maker

12 Dec 2011   #1
kdla1957

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Aspect Ratio issue in Windows DVD Maker

I am finding that even though I select 16:9 aspect ratio, the final outcome on the DVD is a distorted 4:3 - only on the movie. The title screen with it's little video clips is showing up as 16:9 on our television.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks, Kerry


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12 Dec 2011   #2
whs
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What is the ratio of the input file? My guess would be that the DVD maker cannot really change that. You could run it thru Format Factory or Windows Live Movie Maker to change the aspect ratio beforehand.
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12 Dec 2011   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yes, unfortunately you need to run it through Windows Live Movie maker, select the aspect ratio there. Here is a link that explains what you need to do.

Burn DVD in 16:9 aspect ratio using Windows DVD Maker. - FBB
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13 Dec 2011   #4
kdla1957

Windws 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks folks. the (display) aspect ratio works out to 7:3 for both which translates into 21:9. Far wider than widescreen's 16:9...

As I said earlier, when I chose a theme which displays clips, they appear to be correctly proportioned on the television - The menu appears to be 16:9. It's only when I play the movie that it distorts to 4:3.

I will try running them through windows movie maker and see what happens though. This should prove interesting.
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13 Dec 2011   #5
whs
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Use Windows Live Movie Maker - much better output quality. http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker
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13 Dec 2011   #6
kdla1957

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Thanks - I did mean to say "Live" lol.
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13 Dec 2011   #7
whs
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The aspect ratio you change in the "Project" button.
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13 Dec 2011   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If it's just a flag with the wrong setting you may be able to fix without encoding:

Using IfoEdit: Setting the 16:9 (16x9) Flag - Digital Video Forums
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18 Dec 2011   #9
kdla1957

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Using TuneBite 7 to convert the movie to WMV (mp4) did the trick. Xmas gifts are ready on time. Thanks to all.

Regards, Kerry.
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