Playback/cropping 14:9 video on some 4:3 DVDs?
Is there a simple setting for cropping these sort of DVD rips?

Some UK DVDs (see early Midsomer Murders, Dalziel and Pascoe) are encoded non-anamorphic with a 14:9 video inside the 4:3 video.

Basically you have black bars at the top and bottom if you playback these DVDs.

My TV modes over-zoom by a huge amount so are useless. Just wondering if when opening Settings->Video for the video playing back there is a specific zoom for these types of video?

Maintaining the aspect ratio but zooming so the black bars top and bottom are gone. Obviously this leaves bars at either side but this is as it should be.

I don't really want to re-encode all my rips that contain video like this.

Many thanks Smile
Kodi has a view/zoom mode you can use to alleviate this if you look at the settings when playing back content

14:9 isn't a shooting format, so the original shows may also be available in 4:3 or 16:9 somewhere
Thanks for the reply, I've discovered the crop factor, just wondered if it was possible to save custom ones to save me scrolling every time?

Unfortunately for these series they were never available in either 16:9 or 4:3 for the early seasons :/
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