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I am currently attempting to burn a screen capture file to DVD. I will admit that I know very little about the process, the terminology, and am at a loss of how to find this information. I am using Nero 9 and am very displeased that the manuals available to me online explain very little.

My current problem is that when I burn to DVD, my beautiful screen capture ends up being cropped. Through endless amounts of googling I am under the impression that this is due to aspect ratio. However, as windows will not tell me the resolution size for me to determine the correct aspect ratio I do not know how to proceed. Is there a way using Nero 9 for me to be able to burn my screen capture to DVD?

Any advice or suggestions are appreciated.

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Usualy, when you burn a picture on a CD with Nero, the picture size stays the same. Maybe if you use a third party apps, it can change the pictures properties to save some space whenburning onto a CD but most of the time, it stays as is... – r0ca Feb 9 '10 at 16:29
I think, he means video capture that is to be watched on a TV with a DVD player. I do not know the features of Nero 9. If Nero transcodes your video, then you must be able to tell it "somewhere" wich is the right aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3). If you encode the video with an external tool, then you must look there. – Martin Feb 9 '10 at 16:59
Please add what kind of source file your using and it's resolution/aspect ratio (the screen capture file). If it's a screen capture of your computer screen, it will become a little more complicated due to the lack of standard ratio's – Ivo Flipse Feb 9 '10 at 17:39
It's a video capture of the computer screen so not a static image. Currently I have a .mov file, I also have the ability to make this a flash file. I know that if I was using a Mac that I could look at the properties and see the dimensions etc, however I'm unsure how to get that information using Windows. – user27720 Feb 9 '10 at 20:09

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The screen video capture is 16:10; 16:9 or 4:3? Do you want to create a 16:9 or a 4:3 DVD?

Read up on letterboxing, pillarboxing and windowboxing to understand your options.

You can use DVD Flick (open source) to create your DVD and let the program decide the output format based on the input format:

Or you can use ConvertXtoDVD ($) to have more options, in Settings-Video processing-Video resize options:

These are the two programs I use, I am shure there are many other options out there. Having tested Nero for creating DVDs, I did not like it, I just use it to burn the VIDEO_TS folder created by any of the two aforementioned programs.

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