On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 16:41:01 -0800, Mark9422
>The video is encoded as 4x3.
>>"dave xnet" wrote:
>> Is it 4/3 or 16/9 ?
well 640/480 *is* 4/3 and in that sense, WMP 11 should be displaying
it correctly, regardless of it's actual pixel resolution.
I've seen WMP do this before.
For example, NTSC mpg 1, encoded at the standard res of
352/240 play back at 320/240 in WMP because WMP is compensating
for the fact that the proper display for that file is 4/3, even if
they are not encoded at exactly that.
Simlalrly, PAL mpeg 1, encoded at 352/288 play back in WMP as
384/288 because once again, it's preserving the files AR
for display purposes.
Now, if WMP was an editing tool and it did what you describe,
they'd be big problems. But it's a player, and it's honoring
the inherent A/R of the file rather than it's pixel count.
It's a design decision, and it's OK
as long as you know what it's doing,.