Hey, I wanted to ask you something related please, if I may…
So, I went ahead with these particular MKV files and processed them through TSMuxer first and THEN put them through BDRB. Everything came out fine. It didn’t try to re-encode it this time. Now, when I try to play similar AR encoded files in a Blu-ray format, SOMETIMES they allow me to use my television AR settings to adjust the picture. For example, with SOME 1440x1080 Blu-ray discs that I’ve made I CAN change the AR with my television and get them to show properly and the different settings change the way it is displayed. This is of course the way it is with MOST discs you would play normally. But… In THIS case above, when I try to play it on my OPPO Blu-ray player, the AR / picture is basically ‘Locked in’ and no matter what I change my television AR to, the picture is not affected in any way. It just stays stretched to a full 16x9. This has also happened on occasion before. But only a few times. With basically ALL normal Blu-rays, you can always use your television and stretch the picture or squish it or go from 16x9 to 4x3, each setting affecting the way the picture looks. But, in this case above and a few times before, the picture or AR has stayed completely ‘Locked’ in a full 16x9 picture, thus looking stretched horizontally.
Now, my question is, is there some SPECIFIC flag or value within the Blu-ray folder / structure that tells the player to ‘Lock’ the picture or ‘Force’ the 16x9 AR like that? There must be SOME setting or value that makes a difference, because I know that I’ve had other encodes at the exact same AR and they WOULD allow me to change the way the picture is displayed on my television. Obviously, whatever BDRB does when it processes the files seems to lock the picture into an unchangeable AR of 16x9.
I remember doing this with some STAR TREK: TOS Blu-rays of the series. I took some HD 1440x1080 encodes and put them into a Blu-ray format (probably just using TSMuxer alone) and I THINK I remember that they DID allow me to play around with the AR. However, I think it was with the next season of that show, I tried to do the same thing, but this time (with EXACTLY the same 1440x1080 AR) the resulting Blu-rays did NOT allow me to change the picture from a forced 16x9 AR.