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Offline Flopsy T. Hamster

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Re: Video Quality.
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2008, 09:10:09 PM »
Pak-Man, I think what you're trying to do is to crop the video, removing the black bars of the letterboxed image, and re-encode the video in 16:9 anamorphic format. That would certainly allow you to play the video on a widescreen TV without using the Zoom feature, but I don't think you'd really want to do that. Re-encoding the video to an anamorphic ratio would merely be doing the same thing your Zoom feature does, but the resulting video would worse than the original, since it would have to be re-encoded. You be losing a generation and adding more digital compression artifacts.

The best picture quality you're likely to get is to use the MPEG2 version, and use a DVD authouring program that doesn't re-encode the video.