Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cornwall. England
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This may be a dumb question, but I can't figure it out.
If I record a 16:9 movie on my Sky+ (satellite box with HDD)it plays back fine on my TV (set to 16:9 mode). If I copy the recording to my Panasonic DMR-E50, the play the DVD-RAM back, it displays fine on the TV (again, set to 16:9 mode). So far, so good.
I now want to edit the DVD-RAM on my PC, and burn to DVD-R. I can now do this no problem using TMPEnc DVD Author, and the DVD-R plays fine on the TV in 16:9 mode.
The problem comes when I want to play either the original DVD-RAM or the edited DVD-R on a PC. The aspect ratio is fixed at 4:3, so the picture is squashed. The software DVD players I have (WinDVD and PowerDVD) have widescreen options, but these are not available because the DVDs are listed as being 4:3 recordings.
When I import the video into TMPGEnc for editing, the info screen shows the recordings as 4:3, not 16:9.
Basically, my question is, how do I get 16:9 movies from Sky+ to the DVD recorder in 16:9 format? I can't find any option to change the recording format.