iDVD and widescreen

plunar

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i used a widescreen format theme for my dvd in idvd, but when i put the dvd on a 4:3 tv it just crops out everything on the sides; there is no letter. it sucks. especially since i waited 5 hours for that dvd to finish. how do i fix?
 

Applespider

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plunar said:
i used a widescreen format theme for my dvd in idvd, but when i put the dvd on a 4:3 tv it just crops out everything on the sides; there is no letter. it sucks. especially since i waited 5 hours for that dvd to finish. how do i fix?
You need to find the button on the remote control that tells your TV to treat the DVD as widescreen and applies the letterboxing. It's usually a little square with arrows inside that when you click it makes the TV zoom between viewing formats.
 

plunar

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turns out this was due to setting the aspect ration in idvd under the project menu. guess you set widescreen only if it's going to be played on a computer or a real wide screen tv.

setting it to 4:3 still preserves the letterbox.
 

mkaake

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I did a widescreen DVD a few weeks back, and had mixed results. Some DVD players letterboxed it, while others cropped it.

Annoying, that is.