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Problems Viewing Subtitles On Burned Dvd

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I have AVI files with subtitles. They appear fine when I play the Project in the Preview. However, when I play the burned DVD, all the subtitles are cut off. Can anyone suggest options? Do I need to resize the AVI files? If so, what size? They are currently 640x480.

 

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You are experiencing TV overscan. All TVs have this issue. HDTV less so than most other types and as you know, computer monitors almost not at all.

 

In VideoWave, open a new project and add a color panel the same length as the AVI file. Add the avi file as an overlay. Click on the TV safe zone (looks like a rectangle with cross hairs). Adjust the size of the overlay to show the subtitles in the TV safe area. I usually use around a 15% reduction.

 

I have AVI files with subtitles. They appear fine when I play the Project in the Preview. However, when I play the burned DVD, all the subtitles are cut off. Can anyone suggest options? Do I need to resize the AVI files? If so, what size? They are currently 640x480.

 

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You are experiencing TV overscan. All TVs have this issue. HDTV less so than most other types and as you know, computer monitors almost not at all.

 

In VideoWave, open a new project and add a color panel the same length as the AVI file. Add the avi file as an overlay. Click on the TV safe zone (looks like a rectangle with cross hairs). Adjust the size of the overlay to show the subtitles in the TV safe area. I usually use around a 15% reduction.

 

 

Many thanks! Actually, what I ended up doing (before I read your post) was creating a 16:9 project in VideoWave and then adding the AVIs. The DVDs turned out better than 4:3 and I had no problems with the subtitles. Of course, there's a black frame, but I don't mind since it was fast and the AVIs were just anime for personal viewing.

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