I'm trying to burn a widescreen movie in DVD Studio Pro so it will play full widescreen on an HD widescreen TV, and then convert to letterbox when played on a 4:3 TV.
I've set aspect ratio to play both "pan & scan 16:9", and "4:3" in DVD SP preferences but when I play the video on a widescreen TV it vertically distorts the image. Everybody looks fat and squished.
Could it be that I'm compressing the video right in DVD SP when I import the files? My compressor doesn't work so I've been importing the files as Quicktime files and letting DVD SP compress when compiling.
First you need to be sure you encoded your MPEG-2 video in true anamorphic 16:9 rather than 4:3 letterboxed. Then pick the 16:9 letterbox setting in DVDSP. If it looks correct in the simulator you are good to go.