So what codec is your AVI? Use G-Spot to figure that out.
Your remark has about as much information as the statement: "I have a vehicle"
What kind of vehicle, a bicycle, a car, a truck, a boat? AVI means nothing, it's about what is inside.
I don't have G-Spot. It's just a SD AVI file from a DV tape. Do you think the aspect ratio is whacked out because of my source file?
I think I know what is wrong. QuiRcktime. Check with VLC or MPC. Likely QT does not recognize the widescreen flag. You may have to set it manually. It is quircky, hence the name.
Thanks Harm. Upon your suggestion I put it back into Premiere and it looks fine
Harm is right about the program you're using to "view" the export...
I recently had an export like yours , 720x480i 16:9 and using classic media player I had to change the "view" settings of the media player to see it correctly....and quicktime made a mess of it....didn't view it correctly...
Try what Harm suggested re: view it in different media file viewing program and make sure it is set to view in 16:9 , not 4:3