Forbidden.Planet.1956.Bluray.1080p.DTS-HD.x264-Grym.mkv A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. Director..........: Fred M. Wilcox Writer............: Cyril Hume (Screenplay) Starring..........: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen iMDB URL..........: SOURCE TYPE.......: Retail Blu-Ray 18,4 GB Movie @ 20816 kbps / 30,5 GB Full ViDEO SPECS.......: x264 2PASS @ 14000+ Kbps (High@L4.1) - 23.976 fps AUDiO SPECS.......: English DTS-HD Master 5.1 3298 kbps 48 kHz 24 bit RUNTiME...........: 1h 38 min MOViE CROPPED.....: No FiLM ASPECT RATiO.: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Scope / Letterbox RESOLUTiON........: 1920 X 1080 EXTRAS............: Yes - 4,78 GB - Including the doc 'Watch the Skies!' SUBTiTLES.........: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Norwegian SUBTiTLES EXTRAS..: English, French, Spanish, German ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grym's mkv's is encoded in 1920x1080 res. @ 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1, 1.33:1 film aspect ratio. Just like a retail Blu-Ray is! This will NEVER change, so don't ask! If you don't like that then go download the title you want somewhere else! The reason why Grym's mkv's are encoded this way? Read the Q & A number 2. Thanks! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q & A: 1) How do I Bitstream TrueHD & DTS-HD Master audio From my PC to My surround Receiver? Part 1 - Setting up Sound / Bitstreaming in Windows (Only read and Use first Part about Windows): Part 2 - Setting up Software & Software Player: 2) So how can I watch your not cropped x264 rip in the so-called 2.35:1 Anamorphic/Letterbox image, mate? First, I'm not any special expert on this aspect ratio thing regarding technicalities about anamorphic lenses or how a pro DP obtains the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. If you want real expertise on the matter then use your powerful friend Google. What really matters here is that the movie is shown in the correct aspect ratio on the telly! My English is second language so bear with me. Ok second, we have Film Aspect Ratio = Letterbox, CinemaScope, Panavision etc. = 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1, 1.66:1, 1.33:1 ect. Film Aspect Ratio is the ratio of the width of the visible area of the video/film frame to the height of the visible area. Then there's the "black bars". In reality, these "black bars" are actually unused areas of the image. These areas are black to allow for better contrast. The wrongly called "black bars" is in fact part of the image! So if any part of the black unused areas is cropped/cut of the image then the original aspect/scope/letterbox ratio is lost! For ever! And then we have Encoding Aspect Ratio. For example full-resolution 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio encoding is 2538x1080. Blu-Ray discs is 16:9 (1.85:1) (1920x1080) aspect ratio encoded. But the original Film Aspect Ratio is still 2.35:1 anamorphic/letterbox scope or 1.85:1 widescreen or what ever film aspect ratio. All depending on what film aspect ratio/framing the Director has chosen to use. So you have to differentiate between the two. Third, Yes I know that a Blu-Ray player cannot playback anamorphic/letterbox material (Film Aspect Ratio and Encoding Aspect Ratio) like the DVD player could, but the anamorphic/letterbox scope, as mentioned above, is still in the transfer/encode, so for this to work you have to rip the Blu-Ray disc to PC, and play it back anamorphic/Letterbox from there (Film Aspect Ratio). Or just grab one of Grym's uncropped x264 rips and use that for anamorphic/letterbox playback from PC. Let's move on with the how's and do's of showing a correct 2.35:1 anamorphic/letterbox aspect ratio shot image on your 16:9 tv screen. You can watch the movie in original 2.35:1 anamorphic/letterbox scope, like you do in the theater, by setting the aspect ratio in your software player to 2.35:1. Aka Panavision, Cinemascope, Metrovision ect (anamorphic/letterbox) Example: Start up MPC-HC. Open a 2.35:1 Grym mkv encode or retail BD 2.35:1 m2ts file in MPC-HC. Right click in center of MPC-HC screen. Choose 'Video Frame'. Choose 'Override Aspect Ratio'. Choose '235:100' (2.35:1). A lot of software players has a aspect ratio setup more or less like this, so with a tiny bit of effort anyone should be able. --- Display setting on your 16:9 flat screen you set to 1:1 pixel mapping or whatever the name is on your telly. On my own Pioneer Kuro LX5090H 16:9 flat tv it's called 'Dot by Dot'. If set correct then the image on your 16:9 flat screen should look something like the screen croppings on these pictures/images: You got image/screen cropping like on the pictures? Now then please search 'Anamorphic Widescreen' in Youtube for more video reference. Ok, now try doing same playback procedure with a cropped so-called "2.35:1" 1920x800 rip. 1920x800 cannot be 2.35:1 on a tv screen. It's impossible! On a correct set tv screen it get's stretched to 1.85:1, because part of the black areas are cropped of. --- If you want to watch 1.85:1 aspect ratio movies in the correct aspect ratio you then set the aspect ratio to 2.35:1, as well, and the image will have the "small" black bars. --- Aspect ratios on 16:9 flat tv (Display setting on tv set to 1:1 pixel mapping and resolution is 1080p): 1.33:1 - Black bars on all sides of image (4:3) - Aka 1.37:1 Academy Standard Image: 1.66:1 - Black bars on all sides of image (Small L+R) - Movies Image: 1.78:1 - Full screen. Image fills whole of screen (16:9) - HDTV & Home Video Image: 1.85:1 - Black bars Top & Bottom of image (Small) - Movies, HDTV & Home Video Image: 2.35:1 - Black bars Top & Bottom of image (Big) - Aka 2.40:1 & Anamorphic Scope Image: 2.35:1 on a theater screen: 3) Why don't You crop 2.35:1 Film Aspect Ratio Movies? Read Here: (-G-)