Converting my Mpgeg DVB-T recordings to AVI

By Failsafe
May 3, 2009
  1. I have been trying to convert the MPEG2 recordings from my Nebula DVB-T card to AVI using VirtualDub-MPEG2. I am using Xvid codec. No matter what I do I cannot get the recording to keep the correct 16:9 aspect ratio. I have gone into the Video/Compression/Xvid settings then selected the correct aspect ratio. I have tried both pixel and display aspect ratio options.
    But the finished file is always 4:3. The source is definately the correct apect ratio. My media players play the source in 16:9 and Youtube uploads of the MPEG2 originals are also correct.

    How can I convert to AVI and keep the correct aspect ratio?
    Also, is there a better option than VirtualDub-MPEG2? Can anyone recommend a really good alternative?


  2. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Powerful Format Converter

    One of the most powerful free format converters is:


    You can choose the aspect ratio, so it will solve your problem.

    VirtualDub is good for editing videos.
  3. Failsafe

    Failsafe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for the advice, bobcat.

    Using SUPER now and very happy with it.

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