An interested AVSer, Aubrey Whitley, emailed me this question, but my reply keeps getting bounced back and is not deliverable. I hope you guys don't mind me answering here in the thread; I'm not sure how else he will see it otherwise...
One question, if I slap this into my jpeg compatible DVD player and display it on a 4:3 TV, will it come out letter boxed?
First, thanks for your interest! Now for your answer: I wouldn't slap this CD-R into your jpeg playback capable DVD player, mainly because each theme set of slides "Trivia", "Movie Moments" ect., is in its own folder, so you wouldn't get a real varied playback experience (unless you want 50 trivia questions, one right after the other, with no other themed slides breaking them up). So, I'm really only providing a data disc; it's up to you to use the jpegs to create your own pre-show intro...the length you want, with the slides you like, and maybe with some background music of your choosing.
As for how they display: if you did just slap the disc I'm sending you into your player, your 4X3 screen would be filled completely with a vertically stretched image, i.e. the round film reel logo would appear oval instead of round. So, whatever video editing software you decide to use to create your pre-show intro needs to be set to output an final MPEG video file that contains a 16x9 flag in it that a DVD player will recognize and therefore know how to display the image. I'm sorry if I can't offer more guidance in this particular matter: I really conceived these slides to display on 16x9 sets and created the artwork accordingly. And since there are many video editing programs out there, each hopefully will have a menu choice that allows you to use these jpeg files in a way that the final project results in jpegs displayed in the proper manner on your screen. If you have specific issues, please feel free to post your question in the AVS thread about these slides: someone I'm sure has encountered a similar problem and will offer a solution. I've been offering the volumes of these slides for a couple of years now, and clever AVSers have used my jpegs in many ways....