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Samsung 6 Series: playing clips in 4:3

by thtank007 / January 21, 2010 9:35 AM PST

Hi
I have a Samsung 6 Series LCD. I recently recorded a Tv show on my computer so that I could watch it on my Samsung via a USB. But when I acess the media player to watch the clip, it shows it to me in 4:3 size rather than widescreen.
Is there any way I could stretch the clip so it can be shown in widescreen?

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because this forum software's too stupid to use original sub
by Foke53 / January 21, 2010 10:04 AM PST

There is no "stretch" feature when playing via USB or DLNA. If you want widescreen you have to create the clip in widescreen.

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Recorded straight from the tv channel
by thtank007 / January 21, 2010 10:33 AM PST

The show that I taped was shown in widescreen and could be viewed in widescreen when I replayed it. But when you view it on the Samsung, It just shows it in 4:3

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Recorded straight from the tv channel
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 21, 2010 10:45 AM PST

thtank007,

Was it recorded in the U.S.? I do know that some shows are sent compressed, and recording them means that you're recording the original file, which may have been recorded as it was sent.

The television will show the format that the clip was recorded in. Computers may have the ability to change aspect ratio, or if you're using a computer to record, it may be a settings adjustment to get the desired result.

--HDTech

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Aspect ratio
by jw650 / January 21, 2010 8:03 PM PST

You may find that it's actually 5:4, which the AR of DVB-PAL (720:576).

As noted, the TV doesn't check the file's AR, or at least doesn't apply any stretching, an omission which Samsung have so far failed to correct.

You can (a) re-encode with conversion software; (b) use a transcoding media server; (c) look here: https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/samygo/index.php?title=Video_AR_Fix

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