S3 and H.264 Video Playback

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by LoREvanescence, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

    Jun 19, 2007
    Salem, MA


    I have transferred pushed a few H.264 videos that I saved from Youtube and downloaded from iTunes to my S3.

    One thing I have noticed is the AR is out a whack. The iTunes music videos and half the youtube videos I saved are 16:9. However, when the tivo plays them back, it squishes it into 4:3 in panel mode, on zoom it's still squished, but takes off some of the top and bottom of the video. And Zoom Mode gets it right.

    For the videos that are 4:3 full stretchs, panel plays back in correct aspect ratio and zoom cuts of the top and bottom and has the correct AR.

    How come it is playing back like this? And Does that mean for the 16:9 videos they are being put out squished and full is only stretching and now displaying them in native ar?

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