DivX Converter looses Aspect Ratio of AVCHD films

When converting .M2TS files using DivX Converter, to HD720 and HD1080, the aspect ratio is lost! The conversion format Divx Plus HD however makes a .MKV and keeps the correct aspect ratio. There is no option or preferce setting possible in the DivX Converter, or did I missed something? Who can help me out?

I could be wrong, but from

I could be wrong, but from what I can read here, you are probably referring to the video resolution scale.

More Aspect Ratio Problems

No, he definitely means aspect ratio. The same thing has happened to me, but with converting WMV HD 1080p(*AVCHD) to DivX Plus HD. It chooses the correct resolution fine, then the final mkv has a changed Aspect Ratio to stretched fullscreen. Now I have a high resolution mkv, but the aspect ratio is very wrong. He's lucky it works in DivX Plus HD, I wish WMV HD did.

There are no real options nor a preview window. How on earth can it spit out a video with the wrong aspect ratio? I don't know how, but it does. That seriously needs to be fixed, or those using windows movie maker 6 (vista) to produce HD content are screwed!

The aspect ratio is hit or miss it seems. If it converts correctly, it does, if not tough luck I guess. I just found out It works on .ts files great. Not on WMV HD 1080p though.

I'm beating my head against the wall trying to figure this one out.

I hope someone from DivX replies to this thread asap. I love those people, hope they share the love back.

Anamorphic scaling?

philochs: Perhaps your problem is related to Anamorphic resolution scaling. I see similar problem when people encode and they could not figure out what's wrong. They need to have full control over their encoding if they want to use anamorphic resolution scaling. Check out HandBrake and try to re-encode the video while turning off anamorphic scaling to fix the wrong ration problem.

Handbrake?

I don't know how to use that, I shouldn't have to either. All I know is if you take any WMV-HD source, try to convert it to DivX Plus MKV, and then the result is a full screen version of the video in high res with the stretched aspect ratio. it's supposed to support WMV-HD. That's not true support, so if that could be fixed asap, we wouldn't have to worry then.

No HD conversion software actually converts WMV HD to DivX plus good, that I know of.

I'm really looking forward to a new beta converter or anything. When can we get our hands on an updated upgraded DivX Plus Converter? The Divx one is PERFECT, except minor tweaks needed are bit-rate options and aspect ratio fixes. Those two fixes would make it awesome.

Dr DivX

If you are into such perfection (concerning the bit-rate and aspect ratio control), as I have seen your encoding works goes, then I suggest you wait for Dr DivX 3 arrival. I just hope it comes earlier than xmas time lol

I have a similar problem

I have a similar problem with HD sources ending up in the wrong aspect ratio/video scale. I'm not a perfectionist - I just want the same aspect ratio in my source as my output.

In this case I'm taking a 1920x1080 source and DivX Converter is producing a 1280x544 output (1080p profile). I'd have expected 1280x720 (well, I'd have expected 1920x1080, but that's probably because it's a 60 fps source). Picking the HD Plus profile produces 1280x720.

Neither are 1920x1080, which is annoying but hardly the end of the world.

I ran into a couple of

I ran into a couple of issues while testing it out. The first was with DTS HD audio and the second was with Aspect Ratio. The result kept defaulting to foreign language tracks that were in DD which I resolved by using BD RB to convert DTS to DD 448kbs without reencoding video, but I am still working on correcting the Aspect ratio which will probably require manual settings, but one would think that the option to keep aspect ratio would be included among the options.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
---Scott Adams

I ran into a couple of

I ran into a couple of issues while testing it out. The first was with DTS HD audio and the second was with Aspect Ratio. The result kept defaulting to foreign language tracks that were in DD which I resolved by using BD RB to convert DTS to DD 448kbs without reencoding video, but I am still working on correcting the Aspect ratio which will probably require manual settings, but one would think that the option to keep aspect ratio would be included among the options.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
---Scott Adams