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Divx Avi 16:9 Plays Back In 4:3


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I just purchased Roxio Creator 2009 and am very new to digital editing. Lot's of new technical terms to learn. I've searched several forums and know others have had a similar issue but the resolutions don't seem to apply or at least I'm not sure how to apply them. Here's problem. The files from my VIO POV.1 camera are shot in 720 480 high quality 30fps and are saved in an AVI format with DivX codec. (I confirmed this by right clicking on the files). When I play the files in Windows Media Player it is in widescreen format. However, when I add video into VideoWave it displays in the 4:3 format with the black bars, despite selecting the 16:9 option when creating the new production. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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It means that the 16:9 Flag is not being properly set in the file…

 

Contact the manufacture and see what they recommend for conversion to a Standard format.

 

Let us know what you find out in case it comes up again.

 

 

 

I forgot to mention that if I play the avi files directly in CinePlayer the correct 16:9 format is displayed. Wouldn't this would suggest the issue is within VideoWave and not the camera manufacturer?

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HAve you checked their website? There appears to be a firmware upgrade for the 4GB and 8 GB models. I haven't used any DivX files other than testing purposes.

 

Which version do you have? I found some files from the POV.1. According to GSot, the files are 3:2 using Xvid codec with mono audio. I was bit surprised that Videowave previewed the file with audio. We've been having problems with mono audio files. The file is of speed motor bile racing and I can't tell if it is supposed to be widescreen or not. I've tried it in 3 different apps and they all say it isn't widescreen.

 

You could post a sample from your POV.1 on YouSendIt and see if we get the same results.

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HAve you checked their website? There appears to be a firmware upgrade for the 4GB and 8 GB models. I haven't used any DivX files other than testing purposes.

 

Which version do you have? I found some files from the POV.1. According to GSot, the files are 3:2 using Xvid codec with mono audio. I was bit surprised that Videowave previewed the file with audio. We've been having problems with mono audio files. The file is of speed motor bile racing and I can't tell if it is supposed to be widescreen or not. I've tried it in 3 different apps and they all say it isn't widescreen.

 

You could post a sample from your POV.1 on YouSendIt and see if we get the same results.

 

Sounds good. Just need to figure out where to access YouSendIt. As far as the codec, I believe it is "DivX Video Decoder 0001". I believe you are correct in that the format is closer to 3:2 than true wide screen. However, the files from the camera are definitely wider than the output from VideoWave. I tried several outputs and liked the LxW ratio of Archos MPEG4 AVI medium quality option, which will be suitable for some output. I just haven't found anything for la arger viewing option.

 

I'm not too concerned about the audio for now.

 

Thanks for your help. Scott

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