Edges of my VCD video get cut off!

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#1

Hi guys,

I have been trying for 2 days now to encode one of my anime to VCD. It has a resolution of 640x480, unsure whether it’s DivX or Xvid, filesize 140mb.

When I encode to VCD standard compatible format using TMPGEnc v3, I have used all these settings:

1:1 ratio (square pixel)
4:3 NTSC
4:3 Image

Full screen (keep aspect ratio)

When I use these settings, it plays fine on my computer, resolution is a standard 352x240. However when I play it on standalone players, the top and bottom edges are cut off, sides are fine.

I don’t want to resort to using 16:9 aspect, I want the whole video to show up.

Can someone please help me with this??? Thanks in advance.


#2

If it plays fine on the PC screen but some of the top & bottom missing on the TV, then thats pretty normal. Every TV has some overscan and there is alway some of the pic missing. Even the left & right sides will have some pic missing as well.


#3

The problem was that the overscan was eating into the subtitles. My solution was to just use avisynth to add 12 pixel borders on the top and bottom edges.


#4

Yep, good solution. Glad to hear it worked for you.