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Old 30 Apr 2004, 02:23 AM   #1
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Default Authored DVD is cropped when played on standalone player

I've created a short film (in standard TV 4:3 aspect ratio) from DV footage using Adobe Premiere 7, exported it using the built-in media encoder to an MPEG-2 file suitable for DVD, and then used Ulead DVD Workshop 2 to author an burn the DVD. It plays back perfectly on any computer i've tried using Power DVD, but when played on our Wharfedale standalone DVD player the video is cropped so that the edges are missing; my estimate would be that as much as 1/4 of the total width and height may be missing.

Anyone got any ideas why this might be happening? I did wonder if it was just our cheap standalone player, but then it doesn't do it to commercial DVDs.

Appreciate any clues, cheers.
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Old 30 Apr 2004, 10:16 AM   #2
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Check your PLAYER's settings - Usually have the following options:

4:3 Pan&Scan

Try each of them...
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Old 5 May 2004, 11:20 PM   #3
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I'm having a similar problem.
Link to my post

I tried changing the aspect ratio of the DVD player but that didn't solve the problem. I have a Toshiba VCR/DVD Combo and an APEX 3-disc DVD player. Neither could play the DVD properly.
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Old 15 Jun 2004, 08:38 PM   #4
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I've checked all the player settings and the TV, it's definitely not that. There must be something about the DVD itself which causes it to not play properly on the standalone player. It's driving me mad!
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Old 15 Jun 2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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I'm not at my home machine but I'm pretty certain DVD Decrypter will confirm the resolution your discs are authored. I think it's file mode but may be one of the others.
No ideas on conversion - probably easier to start again.
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Old 16 Jun 2004, 12:54 AM   #6
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It's called TV Overscan. Every TV set is different, some much worse than others, and there's only one thing you can do about it.
Encode your video letterboxed, and author it in an application that takes into account the overscan (DVDLab is great).
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