Newb iTunes download question

rmuller612

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2012
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I am sure this has been discussed long ago, but since I am new to ATV I wanted to post this anyway.

I recently purchased my first movie from iTunes (wanted to see the quality), purchased The Hunger Games in HD. When I sat down to watch the movie this morning I realized the movie is leaving large black bars on my wide screen TV. Now in the past I have been ripping my blue rays to mkv and then handbraking them into mp4 using the settings found on here to fit my TV perfectly.

The question is, is there an ATV setting to make it fit or is this just way it is and I need to deal with it??
 

chenks

macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2007
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what you are seeing is correct.
read up on the various aspect ratios that are using when shooting films.
 

rmuller612

macrumors newbie
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Aug 13, 2012
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Ohio
Thanks, I guess from now on I will buy the Blu-Ray and rip it instead of of downloading from iTunes.
 

mic j

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Mar 15, 2012
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Thanks, I guess from now on I will buy the Blu-Ray and rip it instead of of downloading from iTunes.
You will run into the same aspect ratios whether you rip or download. It just depends on the original source.