For Summary scroll down to second post Hello, I have a source that is a 4:3. Importantly it is actually a 16:9 film displayed on a 4:3 TV (so it has black bars to "fill" the 4:3 and not being blurred). The source is analogue (not digital). If I now convert the EyeTV mpeg2-transportstream to mpeg2-programmstream for DVD (e.g.) I still have the black blurs of course, but if I then put the DVD into a Player and display it on a 16:9 TV it will alter the 4:3 (with black bars) to fit in 16:9, so I will have additional black bars to the ones allready present. Is there a way that I can handle this problem? The only codec/foramt that cuts the black bars when converting from mpeg2-transportstream to something else, is divx-avi. I would not not like to use divx-avi for DVD-compatibility reasons (as far as I know most DVD-players have divx in a mpeg4 container or they have mpeg2 support). ---------------------------------------------- Another question: you can choose profiles how EyeTV 2.5.3 (I know there is 3.3.3 for Tiger) records the source coming from TV/satelite receiver/VHS-Player. The profiles give different max. bitrates that can be chosen in mpeg2. The profile that gives the highest max. bitrate is "high - for DVDs with movies of 90min. lenght" and is 6Mbit/s max. You can also choose "eigene Einstellungen" (own settings), here you can put a maximum of 15Mbit/s. I guess, of course, it is only reasonable to choose 15Mbit/s, if the TV-source sends with 15Mbit/s and if one would like to convert it to something smaller later (e.g. 15Mbit/s mpeg2 recorded ---> convert to h.264 with 2500kbit/s, would perhaps give better results then converting from lets say 3Mbit/s mpeg2 to 2.4Mbit/s h.264. Am I right? Question: I do not want to record at 15Mbit/s, if the TV does only send at 6Mbit/s. So how am I gonna deal with the 15Mbit/s setting? Use it or not? Any sense? Thanks a lot!