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User friendly Aspect Ratio Adjustment Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013509D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

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Invention Requirement Background As playing DVD movie on PC is getting popular, it is not easy for users to adjust the movie on the screen with correct aspect ratio. The difficulty comes from a couple of reasons. 1. Sold DVD title encoded with multiple aspect ratio formats. (Squeezed, Wide Screen) 2. PC has a variety of display devices like CRT, LCD or TV and their aspect ratio of the screen are not always same (4x3, 5x4 or 16x9) 3. DVD player application has an option for users to adjust the aspect ration but it is the user interface not intuitive. 4. It is sometimes not easy for user to know the movie is shown with correct aspect ration or not. Following is the example. Figure-1 is correct image on normal TV. Figure-2 is the case of so-called 'wide TV' and the image is being stretched horizontally. Figure-1. On normal TV Figure-2. On wide-TV