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Old 30 Aug 2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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I have just started using DVD Flick. I have gone through the whole process twice now to encode an MPEG-2 file onto a DVD so that it will play in a regular DVD player. Both times it appears as a very narrow tall image on playback. I have checked that the reduced horizontal resolution box is not ticked, and I have tried both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio settings - nothing seems to give me a full-screen image on playback. What am I doing wrong ? (P.S. tried it on 2 DVD players and in PC Media Player - all the same !!) Any help would be greatly appreciated. Doug
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Old 31 Aug 2013, 04:46 AM   #2
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Just looked at the DVD Flick log :-

09:21:31: Encoding video...
09:21:31: Title 0, source 0
09:21:31: Source : D:\TV Recordings\Bargain Hunt - Kate and Marion.mpeg
09:21:31: Properties : 352x576, 0.61:1, 25 FPS, mpeg2video, 2700.2 seconds
09:21:31: Target BitRate : 9000 Kbit\s
09:21:31: Re-encoding
09:21:31: -i "D:\TV Recordings\Bargain Hunt - Kate and Marion.mpeg" -vcodec mpeg2video -s 248x576 -padleft 236 -padright 236 -r 25 -g 12 -bufsize 1835008 -packetsize 2048 -muxrate 10080000 -aspect 16:9 -minrate 8950k -maxrate 8950k -b 8950k -preme 1 -precmp 2 -subcmp 8 -mbcmp 8 -cmp 1 -sws_flags lanczos+accurate_rnd -mbd 2 -sc_threshold -3000 -dc 8 -an -threads 1 -fflags +genpts -f mpeg2video -shortest -map 0:1 "D:\DVDs\Bargain Hunt - Kate and Marion\0.0.m2v"
10:16:57: Combining video sources...

Where did the 246 X 576 come from ?? That's my problem !!
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Old 13 Sep 2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Can no one offer any suggestions ?
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Old 13 Sep 2013, 11:43 PM   #4
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The 576 vertical res makes me thing it's PAL format. It's been awhile since I used Flick. Is there a setting for PAL?

Can you post a screen shot of a frame from the original video?

edit: also it's a good idea to post the video info on the source video. Use MediaInfo freeware.

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