im trying to convert a 4:3 ratio (avi) film via chickenmans guide, apart from i use dvdlab pro to do my authoring. i’ve been converting for ages now with pretty much no problems. my computer died last week so i had to get another one, installed all my progs again… CCE 2.5, dvd2svcd 1.2.2 build 3, d2sroba 3.50, dvdlab pro avisynth etc. when the converting was finished i came to watch the end result on powerdvd to make sure it was in sync and have found there are black bars to either side of the picture, and the film itself had been squashed so keeping the 4:3 ratio including the black bars. thought maybe it was just a problem with power dvd so i burnt the dvd and watched it on a 4:3 tv, and the bars were still there at either side. i reconverted the whole thing just in case i selected a wrong setting somewhere but the end result was still the same. i have no idea what is going wrong and was hoping someone might have had or heard of a similar problem and can offer me some advice? is the problem with dvd2svcd or dvdlab pro? i’m completely stuck!
thanks in advance