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I have a video file whose resolution is 720x480, so the correct aspect ratio is 4:3, but when I play it, it is displayed in 16:9 ratio. I use MediaInfo to check the file and see that the Aspect Ratio metadata is 16:9, not 4:3.

Is there a way to change this metadata to 4:3?

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How about mentioning the actual container (file extension) and video codec being used? – Karan Oct 28 '12 at 1:22

I'm not sure about editing the meta data but you can use VLC to force an aspect ratio of 4:3.

You can do this in VLC by opening the video you want to play once the video is open in VLC: goto Video -> Aspect Ratio -> 4:3 or whatever ratio you would like

I'm not sure what video player you are using currently but in my experience VLC is the best.

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thanks, but I already know how to do this in media player classic – Chin Oct 27 '12 at 19:28

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