Aspect Ratio DVD Authoring Question


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I have a 16:9 recording on DVD RAM that I want to be copy to DVD-R on my PC BUT in 16:9 OR 4:3 Letter-Boxed.

I know the crucial ws flag is not recorded to DVD-R, but is there a way of altering something in the header so I can chose whether it'll be 16:9 or 4:3 letter-boxed (black bars added).

Can I do all this when the menus and chapters have been added or am I best using two seperate files, one for each.

Basically I want to be able to toggle the recording between the two AR formats depending on what type of TV the end user has.

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
You can change the 16:9/4:3 flag using DVD Patcher. I used it on the Star Wars laserdisc conversion I did before I got the hang of using TMPGenc to do it properly.

You can find it here:

More info if you use the search. I think someone said you can use it on vob files too, which makes it sounds as if you can change stuff from the authored DVD too.



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