nick.rout at gmail
May 4, 2012, 7:43 PM
Post #8 of 10
On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Curtis Walker <sultanoswing [at] gmail> wrote:
> On 5 May 2012 11:34, Nick Rout <nick.rout [at] gmail> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM, <banksie [at] paradise> wrote:
>>> Quoting Hadley Rich <hads [at] nice>:
>>>> On 05/05/12 11:07, Nick Rout wrote:
>>>> > Actually having re-read your question, why would you want to stretch
>>>> > to 16:9 when the correct aspect ratio for the video is 4:3? Everything
>>>> > will be stretched and look fat.
>>>> That's what I was wondering. If it's 4:3 it's displaying correctly if it
>>>> has black bars on the sides.
>>> If he has a TV that has some funky stretching modes on it, then it could make
>>> perfect sense to force 4:3 content to go full screen. My panasonic 16:9 has a
>>> stretch mode that does this and tries to 'intelligently' display a 4:3 image
>>> over the whole screen.
>> Yes my panasonic has that mode, it stretches more at the edges than in
>> the middle, so the effect is not so obvious. I haven't used it much.
>> However in that case you would still want myth to present the picture
>> in 4:3 and let the TV do the smart stretching.
>> Frankly I prefer to watch as the author/broadcaster intended, and not
>> stretch at all.
>> Anyway, if the OP wants to change the presented aspect ratio on his
>> videos, mpeg4modifier will do the trick.
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> It's Hairy Maclary - and an avi rip at that - hardly videophile
> quality. It actually looks pretty unnoticeable when stretched to 16:9,
> and on balance, is preferable to the side black bars.
> Don't get me wrong, I'm as pixel-perfect-aspect-ratio-correct a kind
> of guy as the next geek on here, but in this instance was wondering
> whether there was a setting, as opposed to editing the avi container's
> I'll take the above collective replies as a "no" :)
sorry i did mean to say that as far as I know there is not a per video setting.
And I guess the target audience are possibly not videophiles :)
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