1 Reply Latest reply on May 31, 2011 2:02 PM by Dave LaRonde

    Letterboxing vs. Vertical Stretch

    Not_Relevant

      Hey all!

       

      OK. Here is the thing. When I watch a movie on my  computer or DVD player and it is wider than 4:3 the letterboxing  appears. But when I export a widescreen comp (16:9 or wider) on AE and  play it on DVD player, the video is stretched vertically and there is no  letterboxing.

       

      Example

       

      I have tried different comp presets and different pixel aspect ratios.

       

      What could be the problem? Maybe I use the wrong codec?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Letterboxing vs. Vertical Stretch
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          Not_Relevant wrote:

          What could be the problem? Maybe I use the wrong codec?

          Nope: it's not the wrong codec.  Every authored DVD must use mpeg2 video, and it's best not to use AE to do it.

           

          You just need to tell your DVD authoring application to make a 16x9 DVD.  The setting is found in various places, depending on the software you use.