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Tivo Recordings Cannot Burn In Widescreen


Derek S
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Someone please correct me if anything in this post is incorrect. I've discovered, after purchasing Creator 2009, in both the documentation and the GUI that it is not possible to burn a widescreen DVD of Tivo 16x9 content. This rather major limitation is not posted anywhere! Is this limitation imposed by Roxio or by Tivo? It is a great dissapointment.

 

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Derek S

 

 

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Are you 100% sure that it IS 16:9? Some channels broadcast only 4:3 and 16:9 programs are really letterboxed (black bars are encoded on top and bottom to make it 4:3).

 

Videowave should recognize most 16:9 input. There is only one time I know it doesn't and that's with JVC Everio .mod files, but that is an issue with JVC and not the software.

 

Try this:

Open Videowave and start a new 16:9 production.

Add the Tivo file

Does the video fill the screen or not? If the video doesn't fill the screen and there are black bars on the left/right, the file is NOT 16:9.

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Unfortunately, it is a widescreen 16x9 HD file from a Tivo HD box. If you try to hack up the file in Wave it will tell you ~"One or more Tivo files are present in your project. Output is limited to xxx by xxx (4:3)."

 

This is a limitation of the software and is not fixable outside of questionable tatics of re-encoding outside of creator. Which is a real pain. I just want to make sure people know this before buying the product. I wish I had known, it is not well documented.

 

 

 

 

 

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If the program is identifying them as Tivo and seeting that limit, then it's something in the Tivo encoding that causes that to happen.

 

Tivo have been known to do strange things with their files including a form of copy protection and this could be on those lines. If the copyright holder (Tivo in this case) puts a restriction on copying, then I'm afraid that's it. No commercial software will copy anything that is protected (to do so would be illegal) and if Tivo have added a restriction on the output format, that comes into the same category.

 

No commercial app can really diocument what the providers of the source material can or will do. Your 'gripe' in this case has to be with Tivo for adding the restriction

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