Yes buy now I cannot get a movie to look correctly on my screen. A widescreen display streches an image to fill its screen. When a widescreen movie (16:9) is played and forced into a 4:3 aspect ratio which streches it vertically then played on the 16:9 screen which streches it horizontally it looks like it should.Originally Posted by CarComp
the 16:9 aspect ratio can also be represented a 16/9. 16/9 = 1.77778
that is why some movies have their aspect ratio listed as 1.778:1
4:3 = 4/3 = 1.333 = 1.333:1
Im using the fraction (16/9) in the examples below.
you start with a 16/9 image and multiply its dimentions by 3/4 to get a 4/3 image that fills the screen. (16/9)*(3/4)=(4/3)
then the electronics on the widscreen display multiplies the (4/3) image by (4/3) to get (16/9) and the image is displayed perfectly.
This is how dvd players (atleast all the ones ive owned) work when you set the display screen to 16:9 in their options. Im asking you to implement an option like this. Simply multiply the movies aspect ratio by 3/4 so it looks correct on a widescreen display.
This is how media engine (and anything else that does not support a widescreen display) functions now.
when you send an image already in the (16/9) aspect ratio to a conventional (4/3) it looks correct. The image is a wide screen image with correct black bars on top and bottom.
But when a (16/9) image is sent to a (16/9) display, the electronics multiply the dimentions by (3/4) to get a (64/27) image.
What happens is the black bars stay on top and bottom of the image and it is streched horizontally to fill the screen. You get a really widescreen image with black bars on top and bottom.