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Ladies & Gents,


As far as I can tell this is a pretty simple yet random yet unanswered questions among the boards.

My problem is (and as far as I can tell only applies to my PS3 -- tested playback on the BD drive in my computer and its perfect) that when I play a burnt disc the video is being zoomed in on. Maybe I can't find the answer because I can't figure out how to explain myself. It's like my TV is (just for sake of argument) at a resolution of 1024x768 and the movie is playing at 1920x1080. Odd!


So the back story...

.MKV file formats (tried 2 or 3 different movie files but they all do this)

Using MKV2VOB for conversion (was using TSMUXER but it kept messing with IMGBURN and causing data discs to be made)

IMGBURN set to UDF 2.50 etc etc


Anyone run into this before? Simple fix? Hopefully its just one simple unclicked or clicked option box that has wasted a bunch of f'ing DL discs!


Could it be a PS3 setting that's wrong?


Thanks for all the help,


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Sorry forgot this...


I 11:32:43 ImgBurn Version started!

I 11:32:43 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Edition (6.0, Build 6002 : Service Pack 2)

I 11:32:43 Total Physical Memory: 8,386,876 KB - Available: 5,686,228 KB

I 11:32:43 Initialising SPTI...

I 11:32:43 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...

I 11:32:43 -> Drive 1 - Info: HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GBC-H20L 1.B8 (E:) (RAID)

I 11:32:43 Found 1 BD-ROM/DVD±RW!

I 11:34:08 Operation Started!

I 11:34:08 Building Image Tree...

I 11:34:10 Calculating Totals...

I 11:34:10 Preparing Image...

I 11:34:10 Contents: 12 Files, 14 Folders

I 11:34:10 Content Type: BD Video

I 11:34:10 Data Type: MODE1/2048

I 11:34:10 File System(s): UDF (2.50)

I 11:34:10 Volume Label: f-127.hours.720

I 11:34:10 Size: 5,031,338,220 bytes

I 11:34:10 Sectors: 2,456,715

I 11:34:10 Image Size: 5,032,214,528 bytes

I 11:34:10 Image Sectors: 2,457,136

I 11:34:15 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:00:07

I 11:34:15 Operation Started!

I 11:34:15 Source File: -==/\/[bUILD IMAGE]\/\==-

I 11:34:15 Source File Sectors: 2,457,136 (MODE1/2048)

I 11:34:15 Source File Size: 5,032,214,528 bytes

I 11:34:15 Source File Volume Identifier: f-127.hours.720

I 11:34:15 Source File Application Identifier: ImgBurn v2.5.2.0

I 11:34:15 Source File Implementation Identifier: ImgBurn

I 11:34:15 Source File File System(s): UDF (2.50)

I 11:34:15 Destination Device: [1:1:0] HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GBC-H20L 1.B8 (E:) (RAID)

I 11:34:15 Destination Media Type: DVD+R DL (Disc ID: RITEK-S04-66) (Speeds: 2.4x, 4x)

I 11:34:15 Destination Media Sectors: 4,173,824

I 11:34:15 Write Mode: DVD

I 11:34:15 Write Type: DAO

I 11:34:15 Write Speed: MAX

I 11:34:15 Link Size: Auto

I 11:34:15 Lock Volume: Yes

I 11:34:15 Test Mode: No

I 11:34:15 OPC: No

I 11:34:15 BURN-Proof: Enabled

I 11:34:15 Write Speed Successfully Set! - Effective: 5,540 KB/s (4x)

I 11:34:15 Book Type Setting: N/A

I 11:34:15 Optimal L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,228,576

I 11:34:15 Optimal L0 Data Zone Method: ECC Block Boundary

I 11:34:50 Set L0 Data Zone Capacity Succeeded!

I 11:34:50 Filling Buffer... (40 MB)

I 11:34:51 Writing LeadIn...

I 11:34:54 Writing Session 1 of 1... (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2457135)

I 11:34:54 Writing Track 1 of 1... (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2457135)

I 11:34:54 Writing Layer 0... (LBA: 0 - 1228575)

I 11:42:34 Writing Layer 1... (LBA: 1228576 - 2457135)

I 11:50:16 Synchronising Cache...

I 11:50:18 Closing Track...

I 11:50:22 Finalising Disc...

I 11:51:24 Exporting Graph Data...

I 11:51:24 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Adam Collis\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\HL-DT-ST_BDDVDRW_GBC-H20L_1.B8_MARCH-06-11_11-34_AM_RITEK-S04-66_MAX.ibg

I 11:51:24 Export Successfully Completed!

I 11:51:24 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:17:08

I 11:51:24 Average Write Rate: 5,330 KB/s (3.8x) - Maximum Write Rate: 5,569 KB/s (4.0x)

I 12:01:17 Close Request Acknowledged

I 12:01:17 Closing Down...

I 12:01:17 Shutting down SPTI...

I 12:01:17 ImgBurn closed!

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If it plays OK on computer than probably a setting of zoom or panscan is activated on PS3.


I don't know (don't have PS3) but probably there is a master reset to factory defaults somwhere in settings of PS3 that you can use.


You should leave verify enabled.


You are using an outdated version of ImgBurn.

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Hrmmm the PS3 is farily new and i haven't ever messed with the settings. I'll do some checking on that one.


I have a pretty new version of IMGBURN (which i just updated to thanks for the reminder)


And as far as the 'Verify' option, i had just turned it off under guidance from another web guide (it has now been reclicked).

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Small Update**


Loaded one of the DVD's on the PS3 and set the video to be only 1080i/1080p and the video only took up 2/3 of the screen at the top left corner.

So there lays the problem. The video's i have must be some weird midsized format between 720 and 1080.

Any ideas on how to make IMGBURN build that into the burn so the DVD plays on the native resolution of the disc drive?

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^ I figured as much, so what am i doing wrong?


Is my choice of processing the best route for converting a .mkv into a ps3 playable disc?


It couldn't be the DVD DL discs i'm using could it?

Memorex DVD+R DL 8x

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I used PS3 Media Server to playback files on my computer HHD over ethernet cable to PS3 with reasonable results. Does away with all the transcoding & burning...


Just to be pedantic, PS3 Media Server does the heavy lifting. Matroska files (.x264) must be transcoded on the PC before sending the output to the PS3. It's still a cheap and effective way of doing things, though. Personally, I can't wait for a proper version of XBMC to make its way to the PS3.

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I used PS3 Media Server to playback files on my computer HHD over ethernet cable to PS3 with reasonable results. Does away with all the transcoding & burning...


Thanks, I am/was using VUZE and some of my files were converting into the media folder but then disappearing on the PS3 hence all the burning on to DVD DL talk.

I downloaded that program and the above mentioned files worked perfectly.


Done and Done!

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