View Full Version : Aspect Ratio

25-09-2009, 02:08 AM
I've been using "Convert x to dvd" for some time
and it does a good job but does not always give
me a 4:3 aspect ratio when I opt for this setting.
It appears that some videos refuse to be changed
from 16:9
Anyone suggest a simple prog to force an AR change
before burning to DVD ?
I also have Nero 8 and Ashampoo 9 burner but don't
know if these will do it .

25-09-2009, 03:31 AM
TMPGEnc (http://www.videohelp.com/oldguides/tmpgenc) might be of use to you.

Why would you want to do this anyway?

25-09-2009, 05:20 AM
I do some burning for a few old friends who don't
use computers have even older video players / TVs
and prefer 4:3.
I,ll check out your suggestion...........Thanks.

25-09-2009, 06:45 AM
Not everyone has widescreen and having a black bar across the top and bottom of the screen is just so annoying

25-09-2009, 06:57 AM

25-09-2009, 07:26 AM
Surely just trying to force the aspect ratio to 4:3 will squash everything together and make things look tall and skinny? Don't you need to crop to make it work properly?