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resolution of avi on tv

by mken2 / July 5, 2010 5:58 AM PDT

I have a problem. i have downloaded an .AVI file what (possibly free) software do i need to get the viewing file to its maximum for showing on the tv screen other than a letter box view? i have a 42 inch tv and the magnify button cuts off the sides of the file when applied. its frustrating. would converting to dvd with something like dvdflick or nero 9 essentials help me?

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Re: avi-file
by Kees Bakker / July 5, 2010 6:23 AM PDT

If the format of the tv is 9:16 and the format of the movie is 9:more_than_16 it won't fit exactly. You either have black bars below and above or the sides cut off.

How frustating to have the wrong TV for this movie. The positive side: it could even be worse if you had a 4:3 TV. Better have a look at the format next time you spend money for a movie.


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Yep, you cannot change the aspect ratio
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 5, 2010 6:54 AM PDT

without affecting how that video looks.

Many players will allow the aspect ratio to be amended for videos, but it is always best to leave it as it is.

For avi files I use the DivX Player. But I do not know how you would use that on a TV.


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