Wide Screen DVD or Full Screen DVD for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Stevez0r, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Stevez0r macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2006
    New York City
    First off sorry for such a newbie question.

    I have a small collection of DVD's, Wide Screen and Full Screen at home. I want to enjoy them on the iPhone I plan on getting after my T-Mobile contract is up in about a month or so. And before I get any more DVD's I would like to know which is prefer for the iPhone viewing.
  2. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    Erm... Obviously wide-screen! :p Last time I checked, the iPhone has a widecreen display...

    In any case, just maintain the image-ratio when you encode your DVD's and you won't go wrong. Even FS grabs look perfectly fine on the iPhone or Touch.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I'm not positive, but doesn't it let you zoom in on widescreen videos?

    Like, you double tap the video and it blows up to a sort of pan-and-scan full-screen look? If so, using widescreen videos would allow you both views.

    I thought I did that in the store with a demo unit.
  4. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Yes you can zoom, but the reason you see black bars is not all WS DVD's are 16:9.

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