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Ability to select Anamorphic for Custom Media Types
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributorm.cellophane
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I set up a separate media type for Manufactured On Demand (MOD, eg. Warner Archive Collection and similar) and found that it wiped out the anamorphic tick boxes. 

Could we have the ability to select anamorphic for custom media types please.

[fixed my error from "collection types" to "media types"  ]
...James

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That's sounds more like a bug than a supposed feature. (IMHO)
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Could we have the ability to select anamorphic for custom collection types please.


You can, but only if the media is DVD. If you select another media you cannot select anamorphic. This is not different than for program collections.
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Could we have the ability to select anamorphic for custom collection types please.


You can, but only if the media is DVD. If you select another media you cannot select anamorphic. This is not different than for program collections.

I got that wrong. I meant to speak of media types and not collection types. Sorry for the confusion.
...James

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What? Crazy. Anamorphic is NOT a media type. It is a process used in DVD for picture quality and has absolutely no connection to any form of media
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What? Crazy. Anamorphic is NOT a media type.

Nobody ever claimed that it was.
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It is a process used in DVD for picture quality and has absolutely no connection to any form of media

It does in the program.  If you select a media type, other than DVD, the '16 x 9 Enhanced' check box is greyed out.  James is requesting that this restriction be removed when creating custom media.  While I don't use custom media types, I can see how this would be annoying.
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If you select a media type, other than DVD, the '16 x 9 Enhanced' check box is greyed out.  James is requesting that this restriction be removed when creating custom media.

Yes, that's correct. 
...James

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I can agree with the restrictiion being removed but not calling a new media type, it is NOT.
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I can agree with the restrictiion being removed but not calling a new media type, it is NOT.

To quote the Martian:

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What? Crazy. Anamorphic is NOT a media type.

Nobody ever claimed that it was.


I just would like to be able to select the anamorphic check box on a custom media type profile. That's all.
...James

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To quote the Martian:

Quoting TheMadMartian:
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What? Crazy. Anamorphic is NOT a media type.

Nobody ever claimed that it was.



Before we end up on page 14 by this time tomorrow...

I think Anamorphic absolutely should be a new media type!!!

There, now someone claimed it.  That person (me) is dead wrong because it makes as much sense as saying a pencil should be tears.  And Skip is right.  It is crazy.

Now let's move along with James' valid and good request.  The 16x9 boxed shouldn't be greyed out on custom media types.  I don't use them myself (at this point in time).  But I can clearly see the need.
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As a work around; edit the profile set media to DVD and set anamorphic, save and create a profile file. Edit again and set media to the custom type and save. Double click on the profile file and select Accept Partial and only video formats. The anamorphic flag will stick , until you edit the profile
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I think Anamorphic absolutely should be a new media type!!!



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As a work around; edit the profile set media to DVD and set anamorphic, save and create a profile file. Edit again and set media to the custom type and save. Double click on the profile file and select Accept Partial and only video formats. The anamorphic flag will stick , until you edit the profile

Yes, I noticed that.    Since I've been doing a lot of editing of my MOD titles, I decided I couldn't use that work around. What I'm doing now is marking them as both DVD and MOD. That allows me to use the anamorphic check box while still using MOD as a media type.

Incidentally, what caused me to create MOD as a media type is that MODs don't work well in all players (particularly my laptop  ).  And since I have about 70 of them now, I figured that was good enough reason for me to segregate them into their own media type.
...James

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...it makes as much sense as saying a pencil should be tears....

A delightful simile. 
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorStaid S Barr
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Not ideal maybe, but what you can do for such profiles is select a new media type (MOD) and at the same time keep the DVD box checked as well.
After all, a MOD is a DVD, even if not all DVD's are MOD.

By doing that, the checkbox for anamorphic remains available. You also get two logos, if you created a separate one for MOD.

edit: you can also keep your region setting, because not all MODs are region 0.
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I'd like to bring this up again and add a proposal:

It would be great, if the custom media types could manage not only the media banners but also the features, which belong to specific types of media:
- PAL/NTSC
- 16x9 Enhanced aka. Anamorphic
- Region code
A single check box for each of the features, when setting up a media type, should be enough.

And when I start thinking about the definition of media types: It would be great, if the customization of the banners could offer the default banners to select. A fourth radio button "Use Default Banners" with an attached drop down, which offers the existing default banners.
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