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Windows 7: windows media player burns film in a box shape - need a free burner

01 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 64 bit
windows media player burns film in a box shape - need a free burner

Hi everyone,

Im trying to burn a dvd, but for some reason windows media player does everthing is supposed to do, but then when i go to play the burned dvd the film plays in a box shape and dosent fit the whole tv screen.
i tried to change the aspect ratio, but that dosent work, does anyone know of any free dvd burner that will burn the film for me.

thanks in advance

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01 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Is the window maximized ?
Do you have any other programs to play it on ?
What aspect ratio is the film, 2:40 to 1, 1:85 to 1, Fullscreen ?
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01 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 64 bit

yes the window is maximised, this happens with everything that i try and burn with windows media player
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01 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1

ImgBurn is good - and free and easy to use. The Official ImgBurn Website
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01 Mar 2012   #5

Win 7 Ult 64-bit

I use JetBee - maybe the best free burner.
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03 Mar 2012   #6
Borg 386

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

This is a problem with Windows DVD maker which apparently they never fixed. The solution is a workaround which is kind of a PIA, but if you want to take advantage of the nice menus it generates, this is what you need to do.

You need to open Windows Live Movie maker, set the aspect ratio there (4:3 or 16:9) & save it to DVD. It'll go about it's thing saving it as a project (it takes some time), then it will open Windows DVD Maker & you can choose/customize the menu. Then click to burn which will also take some time, but you will have the proper aspect ratio doing it this way.

(C'mon MS, this problems been around since Vista, issue a fix already!)
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