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Software to burn DVDs with higher aspect ratios?

by ClazVox / January 31, 2012 12:48 AM PST

Does anyone know if there is a DVD-burning program that will burn movies that have higher aspect ratios so they don't look squeezed when played on a DVD player? In other words, more choices than just 16:9 or 4:3. Or perhaps there is a program that will letterbox higher aspect ratio movies? Any info will be much appreciated...

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I doubt it
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2012 9:29 PM PST

The aspect ratio is locked into the film.

But most media players allow you to change the aspect ratio when playing the film itself. Have you tried that?

Mark

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Software to burn DVDs with higher aspect ratios?
by ClazVox / February 1, 2012 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: I doubt it

Thanks, Mark. These burned movies play just fine in my VLC Player, but the elderly person I'm burning DVDs for has no computer -- only a DVD player, and the larger aspect ratios looked squeezed on his TV. I've tried changing his HDTV settings, but that doesn't work either. Do appreciate your taking the time to respond...

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Just a thought
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2012 7:42 PM PST

I understand the difficulty.

But does this DVD Player have any controls at all? If so it may be that you can change the aspect ratio on that.

I don't know if it will help, but there's a guide about Aspect Ratio here;
http://www.cnet.com/1991-7874_1-5140690-4.html

Good luck.

Mark

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Software to burn DVDs with higher aspect ratios?
by ClazVox / February 3, 2012 1:16 AM PST
In reply to: Just a thought

No Mark, no aspect controls on the DVD player. Maybe I can find a player for him that does have such controls; has to be a cheaper tho. Thanks again!

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I was waiting for the first answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2012 3:19 AM PST

Now there is a way using VIRTUAL DUB but it's not for the timid and the results and use of the program may not be worth the effort. Here I just use the HDTV picture modes for the best effect.

However I have replaced a few titles with newer BD titles if I felt it was worth it.
Bob

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Software to burn DVDs with higher aspect ratios?
by ClazVox / February 1, 2012 6:26 AM PST

Thanks R... I'll check out VIRTUAL DUB and see if I can figure out how to use it, lol. This would be so much easier if this very elderly person had a laptop with HDMI, but he doesn't own a computer nor would he know how to use one if he did (see my reply above). Thanks for the suggestion...

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Software to burn DVDs with higher aspect ratios
by ashutoshets / February 20, 2012 7:25 PM PST

I Think nero is the beter option for you because it burnd DVD .

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Can you share your experiences?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 21, 2012 3:16 AM PST

It's just that copying commercial DVD's to a different ratio is not simple matter of copying the DVD.

How did you do that in Nero?

Mark

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