Originally posted by The Cenobite
If you can help out here you get a as opposed to just a
Flatery will get you everywhere :bigsmile:
Seriously, there are a number of issues here. I hate black borders also but have learnt to live with them. If you had a DVD of the same movie, it would have black bars top and bottom on your widescreen TV .
To make the AVI into a true 16:9 aspect ratio from the original 1:2.35 AVI, you MUST cut some of the picture off the left and right side of the picture. Since there is now less picture to convert, the quality drops even further and can be to the point that you say, "Why did I do this!"
Your quote from Doom9 is similar to what I have in my DVD to SVCD tutorial.
To encode this AVI to SVCD in its current aspect ratio, your avisymth script should read :-
Use the formula at the bottom of the avi 2 svcd tute to do the above calculations (I cheat as I have a spreadsheet to do it for me!)
But if you want to make a true 16:9 (but still encoded as 4:3) out of the above PAL AVI by chopping some of the pic from left & right, then edit avisynth script to read :-
As for anamorphic SVCD's, just stay away from as you cant view them on a normal TV ( I know you have a widescreen) as I'm sure the family, friends or neighbours are going to borrow them one day and they will all be squiched !
Hope thats answered most of your questions.