I've had issues with an Update to DVDAS a while ago, all sorted by Sony, bless 'em.
So, now I "Prepare" my DVD Renders (from HD), and then burn the DVD (which is quite fast by comparison), as this stops me burning a faulty render...I hope.
Recently, when playing the "prepared file" ...VOB files I think....the aspect ratio is wrong (4:3 guess), but the sound and Edits are OK. it's obvious with text that it's being squeezed...it's isn't removing the side-bits.
[ the same effect occurs on Earlier "prepared files" - and these made good DVDs - so this FAULT may have been present for some while, but normally I go straight to Burning, if/when the Render completes.]
Taking a gamble today, I burnt the latest one to DVD - it plays OK at 16:9 on my Telly. Goody!
The odd thing is that looking at "Properties" at the various stages within DVDAS it says, PAL, 25fps and 16:9 - yet what is in the folder looks wrong, as described. So, I'm left wondering where the Aspect ratio is fallinig down . . . .
I checked my PC Media Player; WMPHC and could find no "settings" as such, so I guess it takes its cue from whatever is played.....
It's not a problem IF the final Disc is OK, but means I can't really check for Aspect Ratio, knowing it starts out Wrong... very odd.