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Aspect Ratios in Blu-ray, VLC & DVDFab Media Player compared

Postby Steven_Feldman » 18 May 2017 21:01

Formerly at viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34249#p149849 :

James-Masaki_Ryan wrote: » 12 May 2017 18:49
What if you play other discs using VLC? Does it have the same issue with black bars on the sides or is it only this disc?
Could you take some screenshots using VLC?

I think I found out why I thought VLC Player was formatting incorrectly:
I manually changed the height and width of of the player while viewing any given movie.

For this excercise, I expanded both VLC Player and DVDFab Media Player Pro to
full-screen height-and-width and took screen captures from the DVDs to compare
with photographs of how the films appeared on the HD TV connected to my Blu-ray player.

The films compared are these eleven:
• Legend of the Sacred Stone (R0 Taiwan)
• Prehistoric Women (R2 Greece)
• Return of the Living Dead 3 (R2 Japan)
• The Ring Virus (R0 America)
• Sadako (R0 America)
• Sadako vs Kayako (R3 Hong Kong)
• The Scissors Massacre (R0 Malaysia)
• Slit Mouth Woman in L.A. (R2 Japan)
• Slit Mouth Woman/Zombie Dead (R1 America)
• Susanna (R3 Hong Kong)
• Susanna (R0 Thailand)

Legend of the Sacred Stone (R0 Taiwan)
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Prehistoric Women (R2 Greece)
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Return of the Living Dead 3 (R2 Japan)
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The Ring Virus (R0 America)
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Sadako (R0 America)
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Sadako vs Kayako (R3 Hong Kong)
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The Scissors Massacre (R0 Malaysia)
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Slit Mouth Woman in L.A. (R2 Japan)
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Slit Mouth Woman/Zombie Dead (R1 America)
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Susanna (R3 Hong Kong)
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Susanna (R0 Thailand)
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Re: Aspect Ratios in Blu-ray, VLC & DVDFab Media Player comp

Postby James-Masaki_Ryan » 18 May 2017 23:12

Thanks for the pictures.

With VCL and DVDFab when you click it to fill the entire computer screen, it should fill the entire frame with no black bars on the sides, no controls, correct?
(For example on VLC, double clicking on the video to make it full frame)
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Re: Aspect Ratios in Blu-ray, VLC & DVDFab Media Player comp

Postby Steven_Feldman » 19 May 2017 00:46

James-Masaki_Ryan wrote:Thanks for the pictures.

With VCL and DVDFab when you click it to fill the entire computer screen, it should fill the entire frame with no black bars on the sides, no controls, correct?
(For example on VLC, double clicking on the video to make it full frame)

I just tried it on both with Sadako 3D, and it worked.
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Re: Aspect Ratios in Blu-ray, VLC & DVDFab Media Player comp

Postby Samuel_Scott » 21 May 2017 14:22

Moving this one to discussion...
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