4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2010 6:17 AM by Dan Jacobsen

    How do I create a 16:9 DVD?

    Dan Jacobsen Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      If I work in PAL widescreen, that is 720x576, I'm having trouble making DVDs that 'know' they're supposed to be 16:9.

       

      I've always found it fine as I play them on my DVD player on to my TV and that is set to fullscreen mode, so no worries.

       

      But people have complained that DVDs I've given them are coming out 4:3. I'm guessing they're opening it on a PC.

       

      After asking about it it seems there should be an option on the DVD burning software.

       

      I have iDVD 5.0.1, it mentions it 'supports' 16:9 but unhelpfully doesn't mention how to create them.

       

      I ask here as I've also seen in the AE 'Output Module Settings' you can turn stretch on, leave the resolution as 720x576 but select 'PAL D1/DV Widescreen' with incidently is in my composition settings.

       

      Unfortunately this doesn't seem to make any difference.

       

      So is it a AE render thing? Or puely on the DVD burn process. And if so does anyone know iDVD that could tell me what it is I'm doing wrong?

       

      Cheers