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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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DVDSP 16:9 Showing Up as Letterboxed 4:3 on 16:9 Monitor

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We're authoring a DVD in DVDSP as 16:9 that is showing up automatically as 4:3 on 16:9 screens. We've selected the tracks and made them 16:9 letterbox and they appear so on a 4:3 monitor, no problem.

The problem is that when it plays on a 16:9 monitor, it shows up as a letterboxed 4:3 image centered on the monitor with black bars on either side.

Now, this can be remedied by choosing the right setting on the monitor (which has been a different setting on the two monitors we've tried) and it will fix the screen perfectly and looks great. But ideally you would just pop the DVD in and it would automatically play in full 16:9 on a 16:9 monitor.

What I'm hoping for is that there is some command you can set in DVDSP to do this automatically, but I am getting the feeling that it is more based on the monitor. It's not a big deal to just adjust the monitor of course, but if you give a client a DVD they don't always know that kind of thing.

Thanks for any help!

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Old April 11th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hey Everyone-

We're authoring a DVD in DVDSP as 16:9 that is showing up automatically as 4:3 on 16:9 screens. We've selected the tracks and made them 16:9 letterbox and they appear so on a 4:3 monitor, no problem.

The problem is that when it plays on a 16:9 monitor, it shows up as a letterboxed 4:3 image centered on the monitor with black bars on either side.

Now, this can be remedied by choosing the right setting on the monitor (which has been a different setting on the two monitors we've tried) and it will fix the screen perfectly and looks great. But ideally you would just pop the DVD in and it would automatically play in full 16:9 on a 16:9 monitor.

What I'm hoping for is that there is some command you can set in DVDSP to do this automatically, but I am getting the feeling that it is more based on the monitor. It's not a big deal to just adjust the monitor of course, but if you give a client a DVD they don't always know that kind of thing.

Thanks for any help!

-Sean-
This happens during playback from a DVD Player? Check the player's output, it might be set to 4:3.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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It does so from multiple DVD players. But changing the setting isn't the issue. I can change the setting and correct the issue, no problem.

My concern is a client who doesn't understand this simple fix. I'm wondering if there is a setting in DVDSP that can send a command to the DVD player to automatically go to that mode. I'm guessing no, but maybe someone knows.

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