question about itunes movies

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josephkyles, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Josephkyles macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    I downloaded A Bugs Life from iTunes. It looks incredible on my 24inch imac! I noticed it is in wide screen. How will the wide screen movie translate onto the iPod? When ripping a DVD do I need to change the aspect ratio to 640 X 480?
  2. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    The iPod will show it either letterboxed (black bars on top and bottom) or crops the image so that the whole screen is filled. That depends on the "Widescreen" setting on your iPod.

    When you rip a DVD, you can choose to do 640x480 by either cropping image or leave it letterboxed. I, however, prefer to keep the movie intact so I don't crop and I also don't like the black bars so I crop them out leaving me with 640x352 (16:9) or 640x272 (2.35:1) for widescreen movies.


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