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I couldnt already see a thread on this but just cant figure out how to do this.

I am copying some movie files to dvd and can copy them using toast without any issues but when I play them on my tv they are the wrong size.

My tv displays at 16:9 and although I have it set to pal in toast i cant find anyway of changing the ratio they are burnt at.

I would be grateful for any help people can offer on this.
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If the source is 4:3 it won't change it to 16:9.
PAL is just the frame rate standard not the aspect ratio.
You can use software to crop to 16:9, but it looks a bit ropey or you lose top and bottom.

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If the source is 4:3 it won't change it to 16:9.
PAL is just the frame rate standard not the aspect ratio.
You can use software to crop to 16:9, but it looks a bit ropey or you lose top and bottom.
Perhaps I am explaining it wrongly.

When I used Nero on windows I didnt do anything and it copied files to DVD without any issues.

Now I am using Toast when I play the file on my dvd the side of the movie is missing.
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Hmm. ok, then that's a little odd.
Are you basically saying that Toast is cropping it to 4:3, or squashing it in?
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Hmm. ok, then that's a little odd.
Are you basically saying that Toast is cropping it to 4:3, or squashing it in?
Which version of Toast are you using and I'll look into it.
Toast is cropping it not squashing it as the picture is full but missing a bit at the side.

I have since remembered my dvd plays avi files straight from dvd so have watched using that and its fine.

I am using Toast Titanium.
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Yes Toast 9 or 10 though?

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Yes Toast 9 or 10 though?
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Np. Will get back to you tomorrow with some more info.

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