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everslick is not online. Last active: 11/15/2009 1:28:14 PM everslick
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WMP and WMM stretches 720x756 to 1024x576
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 06:44 AM
I own a Canon FS100 camcorder and when exporting the my recorded clips to the PC with the bundled software, the resolution of the video clips is 720x756, this is also shown if i check the properties of the files in WMM. But when i play the clips, both WMM and WMP changes the format to 1024x576 for some reason, stretching the picture adding black bars at the top and bottom and making everyone in the picture look extremely fat.

Now, this is not how it used to be. The last time i authored a DVD with WMM and WDM, everything looked exactly like i wanted it to. Previewing the movie in WMM filled up the screen in 16:9 as it should and after burning the DVD and running it in my stationary DVD player on my widescreen plasma, the screen was also filled up as it should. This is not the case now, the screen is letterboxed.

I recently installed Vista SP2 on my VIsta 64-bit computer and i suspect that this has something to do with the codecs in WMP 11. I've been reading a lot of info on the web regarding this issue and people are talking about square and stretched pixels, that 16:9 is in fact 1024x576 (1.77:1) and not 720x576 (1.25:1) and this is why i get the letterboxed picture, but what if i want the picture to be filled up like before?

Does anyone know how to fix this? I want to keep the video in 720x576, making my WMM movie fill up my widescreen picture and if this means that the format is streched pixels, then fine.. it sure looked better before.. please help, i'm out of ideas
everslick is not online. Last active: 11/15/2009 1:28:14 PM everslick
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Re: WMP and WMM stretches 720x576 to 1024x576
Posted: 15 Nov 2009 01:28 PM
Ok, so i've solved the issue... uninstalled Vista SP2 and then it was back to normal.
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