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Today's Computer Word: Letterbox

Letterbox picture

A video format that allows a video with a different aspect ratio to show on a display that does not support that aspect ratio. This is commonly done with DVD videos to show the movie as it was originally intended to be viewed and not modified to fit your television screen. A DVD that has this display will mention it's viewed in widescreen format. Some DVDs support both widescreen and full screen format, allowing the viewer to decide how they want to view it. Unless the DVD supports full screen format, it is only going to be viewable in widescreen. Continue reading >>

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