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Samsung TV Medi@2.0 on LE46C750

I have just bought an LE46C750 TV with Medi@2.0. I have seen many posts on various sites related to aspect ratio control when playing video content from USB. I have over 200 DVDs backed up via Handbrake (MKV) with anamorphic settings. They play perfectly ok on a pc but on the Tv the AR is wrong. Do i have to re-encode all my DVDs at a fixed AR by losing some vertical resolution or do Samsung have a fix for this. An official enquiry is still being investigated but i'm not holding my breath.

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An official enquiry is still being investigated but i'm not

"An official enquiry is still being investigated but i'm not holding my breath."

Tell more!

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And the answer is simple.

First off, MKV is not an encoding but a container for encoded content.

Second, there are some thousand posts about this so I'll keep it short. What encoding works is a very short list. What we are seeing are consumers that want it to just play whatever we throw at it. Again, keeping it short. Encode in what works. Do not wait for a fix.

And finally many of use are still smarting over the changes from 4x3 to 16x9. Go figure if there was ever a good answer for that!
Bob

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Not so

Thanks for the response but I did not say anything about containers etc. I am aware that MKV is the container and my DVD are backed up using H264 as the video codec within the MKV container. With regards what works, the Manual and website for my TV model clearly state that MKV and H264 are supported so is it too much to ask that in 2011 that the PAR is detected and the picture "stretched" horizontally accordingly.

I have trialled Handbrake with no anamorphic setting and "Keep Aspect Ratio". This works although the Height setting drops from 422 to 308 but I don't see any discernable difference on the TV. It just means I've got 200 DVDs to back up again.

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There's two paths here.

You can continue to tilt against windmills and point to the manual or you can figure out what works.

Sorry but if you write b"acked up via Handbrake (MKV) with anamorphic settings" that's fine and dandy but to get this working we have to sadly start going over details. The manual is sadly underdone and I'll end with this. H264 is all over the map. I have no end of examples of H264 encoding that will not play or H264 players.

Here's my point. You can take it up with the makers or you can figure out what works. My personal view is that consumers are not going to like this (or many others.) They want the PC experience and options to get a better player or more codecs.
Bob

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