OK I have done everything stated in this thread (and more besides) but my problem continues to persist.
I am trying to burn a large AVI file to DVD and the original movie is widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. It plays beautifully (as an AVI) on my Vista machine regardless of which media player I use, windows or otherwise.
When I load it in to Windows Movie Maker and/or Windows DVD Maker, both the thumbnail and preview views of the movie are correct and as expected. Naturally I check and make sure that 16:9 and NTSC are selected for the project inside WMM and also in Windows DVD Maker. Even after selecting one of the menu themes everything still looks great, until I burn it....
I have made so many coasters now that I have all but given up. Below is what I see every single time I try to burn a movie DVD with the tools above in Vista Home Premium.
Anyway, pictures speak a 1000 words as they say so I've created some images to demonstrate what happens. I used an image editor and the default Vista sample movies to create examples of what I am experiencing. These are not screenshots per se but suit the purpose for this demonstration.First image shows the menu preview before burning the DVDSecond image shows how it looks on the DVD once its burnedThird image shows how the movie looks in preview before burning the DVDFourth and final image shows how the movie looks on the finished burned DVD
If anyone can shed any light on this I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks in advance.