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16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« on: February 19, 2007, 08:22:16 PM »

Ok last time I only said I know how to, now I'm gonna show you how to get them to 16:9 widescreen.


Step One:Open up your video converter of choice.  (Note: you can download Cucusoft here. - Ed.)


Step Two:Open your conversion settings (this vary from converter to converter, some converters you don't even have these options)
Now this is where we need to pay attention. Before converting your video, instead of using the Zune's recommended resolution of 320x240, don't do that, change the resolution to 320x180 (look at picture below)


Step 3:Convert your video.

When it's all said and done sync it with your Zune software.

Step 4: Enjoy your widescreen display!(sorry, I dont have a digital  Embarrassed )




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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 01:00:41 AM »

Also, something I noticed; after I installed Tunebit, it also installed high speed dubbing drivers that work with most conversion programs to convert videos/music faster.
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 02:38:20 PM »

Great tip!
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 12:27:00 AM »

Quote from: Zunerama Ed. on February 20, 2007, 02:38:20 PM
Great tip!
Is it possible to get it stickied cause it's a common topic here?
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 10:58:21 PM »

i was wondering how you were doing on the file sizes with this settings? are they overly huge?
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 11:12:07 PM »

No in fact cause of the video resolution, the size is smaller and quality is better for the Zune's display.
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007, 11:36:16 AM »

I figured that out nice tip i was reading somewhere that the zune software and zune will read 320*by really any another size
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 12:03:19 PM »

Thanks for the tip, was wondering how to do just that...    Wink
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007, 10:45:01 AM »

Widescreen Zune SWEETNESS!
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This meathod only assumes that the video your dealing with is in 1.85:1
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007, 02:11:23 AM »

I read your post but the resolution of the video changes with different aspect ratios. For instance if you put a great epic like 300 (in 2.40:1 or 'scope') the resolution would be 320x128 or 640x272. Or if you put a wide screen picture of 1.85:1 [which is 16:9] for instance than the resolutions 320x176 or 640x352 [which is the value you say to use. I don't understand why your shoehorning 16:9 as a default setting when dealing with widescreen video when you could cut the picture right to save more space. This assumes that your looking at a 16:9 video or 2.40. Many other movies such as foreign or older classics (Ben Hur for example) have a different aspect ration from 2.40:1 or 1.85:1 too. Here is a Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)

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For Instance look at the amount of pixels [hence information] that you would save putting the ratio from 320x176 to 320x128 that is

176-128= 48 pixels!

Remember keep the aspect ratio in mind when you convert your Zune movies.
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Re: This meathod only assumes that the video your dealing with is in 1.85:1
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2007, 04:42:38 PM »

Quote from: indiraider on December 12, 2007, 02:11:23 AM
I read your post but the resolution of the video changes with different aspect ratios. For instance if you put a great epic like 300 (in 2.40:1 or 'scope') the resolution would be 320x128 or 640x272. Or if you put a wide screen picture of 1.85:1 [which is 16:9] for instance than the resolutions 320x176 or 640x352 [which is the value you say to use. I don't understand why your shoehorning 16:9 as a default setting when dealing with widescreen video when you could cut the picture right to save more space. This assumes that your looking at a 16:9 video or 2.40. Many other movies such as foreign or older classics (Ben Hur for example) have a different aspect ration from 2.40:1 or 1.85:1 too. Here is a Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)

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For Instance look at the amount of pixels [hence information] that you would save putting the ratio from 320x176 to 320x128 that is

176-128= 48 pixels!

Remember keep the aspect ratio in mind when you convert your Zune movies.


Can I suggest that you make a table with different ratios and the corresponding resolution to convert to?
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Re: This meathod only assumes that the video your dealing with is in 1.85:1
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2008, 09:38:04 AM »

Quote from: desteele on December 20, 2007, 04:42:38 PM
Can I suggest that you make a table with different ratios and the corresponding resolution to convert to?

4:3 (1.33:1)    320x240     640x480
16:9 (1.78:1)   320x180     640x360
1.85:1            320x176      640x352
2.39:1            320x134      640x268
2.40:1            320x128      640x272

I believe all these are correct.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2008, 12:52:25 AM »

Ok I'm gonna update the thread again, give me a while been a bit busy.
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Re: 16:9 videos on a Zune: The Tutorial.(somewhat image heavy)
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2008, 08:31:59 PM »

I really had a bad day on converting video  types thank GOD i found this site
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Re: This meathod only assumes that the video your dealing with is in 1.85:1
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2008, 06:34:08 PM »

Quote from: Riprat on January 26, 2008, 09:38:04 AM
Quote from: desteele on December 20, 2007, 04:42:38 PM
Can I suggest that you make a table with different ratios and the corresponding resolution to convert to?

4:3 (1.33:1)    320x240     640x480
16:9 (1.78:1)   320x180     640x360
1.85:1            320x176      640x352
2.39:1            320x134      640x268
2.40:1            320x128      640x272

I believe all these are correct.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.


You forgot 2.35:1  (looking at the WS version of the Bourne Identity and thats its resolution)

Also, anyone know of a free convertor that supports these widescreen resolutions? Encode 360 does not, downloading Mediacoder right now to see if it does.....
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