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Old 2007-02-25, 12:28 AM
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16:9 Widescreen Conversion

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Is it ok in trading community to change a dvd I have downloaded from 4:3 to 16:9..burn to disk and then trade or does it comprimise trading rules and quality?
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Old 2007-02-25, 11:17 AM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

If the DVD was recorded as 4:3 then NO, because conversion will be lossy.
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Old 2007-02-26, 08:08 AM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

Can somebody exain please...
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Old 2007-02-26, 08:41 AM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

I think it would require re-encoding to change 4:3 to 16:9. This would be a lossy process and not welcome here. I don't know of a way to do it without being lossy. Maybe you could outline your methods of transfer and I'll let you know. But if you know enough about video to convert it you should know if it's a lossy path or not.
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Old 2007-02-26, 09:04 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

Yeh I added menu's to Cypress Hill Woodstock 1994 downloaded from thetradersden and chaged it to 16:9 in tmpgenc and burnt to DVD..Is this not acceptable in trading community?Dont worry if not I still have the orginal files from the 4:3 version downloaded from here so I can burn again and use my 16:9 version for personal enjoyment, I feel that bootleg DVD's look a lot better in 16:9 widescreen..So can anybody clarify if this is acceptable or not?

Also I recently downloaded this torrent from dime it is a Rage Against The Machine DVD and it was recorded in 1992 and transfered from vhs the aspect ratio on this DVD is 16:9..Here are the full details

"Rage Against The Machine
March 8th, 1992
Venue Unknown, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Setlist:
Bombtrack
Bullet In The Head
Take The Power Back
Clear The Lane
Killing In The Name
Know Your Enemy
Freedom

? > VHS1 > DVD (Sony RDR-VX530)

AUDIO CODEC: AC3
AUDIO BITRATE: 256kbs CBR
VIDEO CODEC: MPEG2
VIDEO RESOLUTION: 720x480
VIDEO FRAMERATE: 29.970
VIDEO BITRATE: 9229
VIDEO FORMAT: NTSC
VIDEO ASPECT: 16:9 "

So is this DVD deemed as acceptable?

Many Thanks Guys
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Old 2007-02-27, 05:43 AM
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So can anybody clarify if this is acceptable or not?
If you need exact explanation: IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Upsizing and re-encoding degrade original video. Many modern TV sets have hardware option to change screen resolution of a video.
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Old 2007-02-27, 11:07 AM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

Why the hell would you want to watch the video s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out from a square to a rectangle?

If it was filmed as a square, watch it it as a square! Otherwise the people look like short fat oompaloompas!
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Old 2007-02-27, 11:33 AM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

you don't have to stretch it out.... you can zoom and crop it to widescreen proportions... but it will be pixellated from the zoom and additionally from the reencode.
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Old 2007-02-27, 07:39 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

or you could just crop it and NOT zoom and it would look as good as the original, just cropped... buy WHY?

is 4:3 so painful to watch that people would rather destroy part or all of the picture just to make it 16:9?

If it wasn't filmed in 16:9 - there is no information for a 16:9 picture.
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Old 2007-02-28, 04:02 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

So the Rage Against The Machine bootleg is a re-encode then
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Old 2007-02-28, 04:17 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

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So the Rage Against The Machine bootleg is a re-encode then
no, since it was transferred from VHS [which was probly 4:3], transferred & cropped to 16:9 in editing, and then encoded to DVD...

the re-encoding they're referring to is when you take a DVD thats in 4:3 [already encoded, aka compressed], and then cropped to 16:9, and encoded back to DVD...that is where the double encoding/compression occurs, which leads to a degradation in quality
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Old 2007-02-28, 04:42 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

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no, since it was transferred from VHS [which was probly 4:3], transferred & cropped to 16:9 in editing, and then encoded to DVD...

the re-encoding they're referring to is when you take a DVD thats in 4:3 [already encoded, aka compressed], and then cropped to 16:9, and encoded back to DVD...that is where the double encoding/compression occurs, which leads to a degradation in quality
doesn't make much of a difference as far as I am concerned. why would anyone CROP an image and loose image information???

'art' should be appreciated the way it was created and not in a butchered and mutilated way. imho the re-encoding issue just adds to it but is not the main evil here.
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Old 2007-02-28, 07:02 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

You can change the AR in Ifo-edit proggy without re-encoding,but then some standalones will not play it & close ups will look oompa if it does as James says.

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Old 2007-02-28, 07:23 PM
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Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

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doesn't make much of a difference as far as I am concerned. why would anyone CROP an image and loose image information???

'art' should be appreciated the way it was created and not in a butchered and mutilated way. imho the re-encoding issue just adds to it but is not the main evil here.
i agree completely...just explaining the tech-side of it to him [or is it her ]
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Old 2007-07-06, 05:02 AM
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Video - Audience Re: 16:9 Widescreen Conversion

I have a DVD that was shot as widescreen, but was mistakenly encoded as 4:3.
It's Heaven & Hell Vancouver. Got it off Dime. As you might know, Ronnie James Dio is a short little troll of a guy. In this video he looks seven feet tall!
I tried to use Ifoedit to change to widescreen, and it worked to playback from the HDD and as a DVD burn when played back on my computer, but it's still 4:3 on my cheezy home DVD player (Panasonic VHS/DVD combo) on old school tv...

The menus are properly formatted for 4:3, so I'd want to leave them alone, but change the main video content to 16:9, to make the band normal height, instead of the 8 foot giants they look now with the 16:9 vertical stretch going on.

Can anyone help me out with the ways to properly make this into widescreen?
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