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The "Incorrect Aspect Ratio" Thread

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  • TechFounder
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    A couple others

    I just converted two DVDs to HDX and found the AR to be wrong. The two are classics. Lawrence of Arabia and Legends of the Falls. Both should be at least 2:35 but they're not. Legend is 16x9, just awful!

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  • PeterTHX
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    Re: The "Incorrect Aspect Ratio" Thread

    Hi:

    This thread is a valuable tool to keep one from purchasing movies which crop info otherwise available on other media. Thank you prkprkprk for starting it.

    I was wondering if someone wanted to make one for non-original soundtracks. There are many titles I purchased that were both 5.1 surround in the theater/DVD and are in plain stereo on the Vudu version! This is basically the audio version of "non-OAR".

    I hope Vudu would be interested in correcting this type of oversight as well.

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  • rtalbot
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    Re: The "Incorrect Aspect Ratio" Thread

    Originally posted by blackburn View Post
    All (and prkprkprk in particular), I feel your pain. I've escalated the issue with the Ben-Hur title (An old favourite of mine and a classic that should have had the most blemishless presentation possible).

    As prkprkprk had mentioned, I had sent out a private message. From it:


    We are working on multiple solutions to this problem simultaneously - some are longer term solutions targeting our procurement workflow and others are short term fixes. I am, directly, researching automated means to flag suspicious movies. In addition, I am trying to work with the team to see if some changes to the UI are possible (like sample screenshots of the encodes along with the preview; this could allow our users to quickly notice issues). Will keep posting updates to this thread.
    Yes! Thank you for moving to resolve "Ben-Hur"! I know it will make myself and many others on here very happy to watch it in its correct aspect ratio & excellent quality!

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  • blackburn
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    Re: The "Incorrect Aspect Ratio" Thread

    All (and prkprkprk in particular), I feel your pain. I've escalated the issue with the Ben-Hur title (An old favourite of mine and a classic that should have had the most blemishless presentation possible).

    As prkprkprk had mentioned, I had sent out a private message. From it:
    There are two issues - Presentation in non-OAR and stretching. Stretched out movies should be fewer - and is somewhat easier to solve. OAR sources are the norm, but the difficulty is making sure we didn't get the wrong source. Often, the problem is that there are a 100 subtly different sources because of all the combinations of aspect ratios and directors/new-updated-directors/theatrical/international/broadcast-tv cuts for a movie. Obtaining a tape/source is easy. Obtaining the *right* source can be a can of worms.
    We are working on multiple solutions to this problem simultaneously - some are longer term solutions targeting our procurement workflow and others are short term fixes. I am, directly, researching automated means to flag suspicious movies. In addition, I am trying to work with the team to see if some changes to the UI are possible (like sample screenshots of the encodes along with the preview; this could allow our users to quickly notice issues). Will keep posting updates to this thread.

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  • prkprkprk
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    Re: The "Incorrect Aspect Ratio" Thread

    Originally posted by rtalbot View Post
    "The Wild Bunch" also has an incorrect aspect ratio, thankfully it's not egregious as "Ben-Hur", which is just plain horrendous
    Added. Thanks!

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