[mythtv-users] DVD rip aspect ratio off

Alex Malinovich demonbane at the-love-shack.net
Mon Dec 4 17:56:11 UTC 2006

If I do a straight ISO rip of a DVD using mythdvd I get a normal rip
preserving the aspect ratio of the DVD (in this case 16:9). However, if
I actually transcode the rip to avi it ends up changing the aspect ratio
to what looks like 4:3. I'm using the standard settings for mythdvd.
Checking the mtd.log shows that the transcode cmd line is:

09:19:21: transcode command will be: transcode -i <myfilename> -g
720x480 -f 0,1 -M 2 -V -j 0,8,0,8 -y xvid -w 1618 -o <myfilename.avi>
--print_status 20 --color 0

I'm no expert here, but I don't think 720x480 is 16:9. That would be
closer to 720x405 (if my math is right). So any ideas what I can do

Alex Malinovich
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