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Zoom letterboxed DVDs without any extra software
Authored by: megagram on Dec 07, '04 10:13:15PM

Sorry, I thought you were talking about a standard 4:3 movie being played on a widescreen monitor (ie with the black bars on the left and right). I haven't tried your trick with a widescreen movie.

However, I still do not understand how you think you are getting rid of the black letterbox bars without either cropping the movie or stretching the movie.

If you start with a widescreen movie that doesn't have the same aspect ratio as your monitor (for instance a 16:9 video playing on a 16:10 monitor) playing in the middle of your screen (like you suggest) and then zoom in over it, you are essentially superimposing your monitor's aspect ratio over the movie's and are effective cropping out a bit of the video from either side so as to remove the bars on the top and bottom.

The other alternative to this is to zoom the video with distortion.

Please explain to me how your trick works without either cropping or distorting the video.

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