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How to adjust Aspect Ratio in Windows Media Center

Is there any way of adjusting the aspect ratio of movies I view in Windows Media Center on Windows 7 RTM x64? Any hidden features? Any brilliant light weight plugins? Using Shark007 Codecs, and ...
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How to convert a 16:9 movie to a 4:3 letterbox version?

Suppose you have a 16:9 aspect ratio wide-format movie file and you want to make a version ideal for playing on a 4:3 device. Since you don't want to clip any of the image or distort the picture, so ...
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Can VLC crop black borders on the fly?

http://www.onlinetvrecorder.com/ offers free TV recordings, and AviDemux can cut out the commercial breaks without requiring recoding. However, many recordings have black bars either on top and bottom ...
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Aspect Ratio on Nero 9 for burning DVD

I am currently attempting to burn a screen capture file to DVD. I will admit that I know very little about the process, the terminology, and am at a loss of how to find this information. I am using ...
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Status of WUXGA (1920x1200) laptops [closed]

I have and application that absolutely requires at least 1200 lines vertical. I cannot seem to find a laptop from my usual vendors with this resolution. Is the 16:10 aspect ratio dead? Why is 1080 ...
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Is There a Command Line to Setup a Video Aspect Ratio?

I want to change the video aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3. Have you got a command line to write down?
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Fixed aspect ratio with ATI Radeon HD 4350 on Windows 7 64-bit

I'm trying to get Windows to preserve the aspect ratio when playing games at low resolutions. I have an ATI Radeon HD 4350 graphics card. Here are my software specs: This is the place in the ...
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Fine control over zoom and aspect ratio in VLC player

In VLC Player (v1.01), how do I zoom video and control aspect ratio with fine control, as is possible with Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPCHC)? The standard zoom appears to only support double, ...
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Getting 1920x1080 resolution or 16:9 aspect ratio on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I am running Ubuntu and Linux Mint in VMWare. In the display settings, none of the 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions are available, including the commonly used 1920x1080 resolution. How can I enable this? ...
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AviSynth: How to resize video to 480, keeping aspect ratio

How can i resize a video to 480 pixels high in AviSynth, while maintaining aspect ratio? Assume, for simplicity sake, the Bilinear resize. i've tried: source = DirectShowSource("TheClip.avi") ...
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There's no difference in video between 1280x740 and 1024x740?

I used mencoder to convert a file that was 720x480 to 1024x740. Then I converted the same file to 1280x740. You would expect the video to look different due to the different aspect ratio, but it looks ...
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How can I encode a video for my non-square pixel display?

My car stereo has a 800x480 display but is physically 16x9 so I believe it uses non-square pixels. The documentation says it says (2 400x480) so I think it's describing a 2:1 pixel aspect ratio (?). ...
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Maintaining Aspect Ratio Using ffmpeg

Is there any way to tell ffmpeg to preserve the aspect ratio when resizing a video by adding padding in the shorter dimension? I know that I can do it by manually adding the proper amount of padding, ...
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Multi-monitor setup: one widescreen monitor, one regular (4:3) monitor; is this usually possible?

I'm trying to find out whether it's generally possible to have a multi-monitor setup with both a widescreen monitor and a regular monitor (ie. one with a 4:3 picture ratio). I'd like to run them in ...
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Display (screen) Resolution Standard Ratios

The screen resolutions 800 x 600 & 1024 x 600 have the aspect ratio 4:3 and this is a standard. What are the other resolution standards? For example: Widescreen is 16:9 Extra Wide HD etc.
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Display aspect ratio problem on netbooks?

Last night in a computer store with the midnight sale of Windows 7, I see many netbooks, all are 1024 x 600 resolution. Then when the CPU meter and the Clock gadget were added, the CPU meter looked ...
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Proper 16:9 video size for non-HD 4:3 video (for youtube/vimeo)

Since High Definition video came out on all the online sites it has changed the default aspect ratio of the player from 4:3 to 16:9. This means that for people posting SD video you have to resize some ...
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Incorrect aspect ratio in mp4 (H.264) generated by Samsung camcorder

I just bought a Samsung Camcorder (SMX-F30BP). It has the ability to capture in standard Aspect Ratio (I guess 4:3) or in 16:9 format. The problem is that the mp4 (H.264) file generated is always ...
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How can I merge AVI movies at 16:10 aspect ratio and maintain the aspect ratio in the output?

I recorded a bunch of 1680 x 1050 (16:10 aspect ratio) videos, and I want to merge them into a single video. I've been using Windows Live Movie Maker, but this only supports two aspect ratios: 16:9 ...
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Preserve aspect ratio when pasting width or height in Inkscape

I'm frequently using the paste size feature in Inkscape to ensure that several objects have the same size. But sometimes I want to just ensure that a new object has the same height as a old object but ...
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Using touch screen with non-native aspect ratio

I have a laptop with touch screen (an Asus T100) with Windows 8, and I've downloaded a retro adventure game running using Dosbox (Gabriel Knight 1), which has a different aspect ratio from the screen. ...
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How do I extract parts of a video with a specific aspect ratio with ffmpeg or mencoder?

I've got some recordings from TV. The movies are all in 4:3 but the advertisement is in 16:9. My input format is a mpeg 2 transport stream. I would like to convert my movies to mp4 with h264 video and ...
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Force aspect ratio of streaming video?

Many streaming videos are in the wrong aspect ratio. Almost all discussion of this I ever find deals with how to download and correct the videos, or how to make sure your videos are correct if you're ...
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How to burn a DVD to display full screen on TV with correct aspect ratio

OK, I have this bunch of videos shot with my camera and I want to gather them and burn a normal DVD that I can play back with my standerd (non-HD) DVD player connected to my wonderful 16:9 TV. The ...
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Display stretches 4:3 ratios; Adds scrolling to other ratios

I have a dual monitor setup. Normally, they both display at 1680x1050. They have been setup this way for about a year. I'm using Windows XP Professional 2003 x64 SP2. Today, out of nowhere, one of ...
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Video not filling the screen in XBMC

I have XBMC running on a win 7 machine and I can't get it to totally fill the screen. There is always, on all media files, black bars on all four sides. any idea what I can try?
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How can I set the default aspect ratio for videos in VLC?

When opening video files, sometimes the aspect ratio doesn't fit my TV and I see black bars either side: How can I set the default aspect ratio to 16:9, so that I don't have to right-click and ...
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How to crop black bars or zoom on Youtube and other Video websites?

Many desktop software (VLC, MPC) and have an option to 'zoom in' , 'crop black bars', or crop to a specific aspect ratio. How can we do this in Fullscreen on Youtube or other flash Video sites? I am ...
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I get wrong aspect ratio for images and video converted using ffmpeg

I am trying to convert some old movie files to images (and later to reencode as h.264). The problem is that the resulting images are stretched vertically. Here is the ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i ...
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Asus Latop has a wrong asect ratio

So I got a little broken computer from my girlfriend, it's an ASUS laptop, and it has a problem of a wrong aspect ratio. Its model is X52S and it has 16:9 ratio, 1440x900 pixels. However, after she ...
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Change video aspect ratio metadata

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 ...
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LibreOffice Impress messes up letter spacing in Slide Show, design view looks normal

On Windows, using LibreOffice 3.5.1.2, when I create a presentation using Impress, the Slide Show (F5) cuts off the bottom and top (similar to wide-screen movies) and thus changes the aspect ratio, ...
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How to preserve aspect ratio in mencoder

I converted a video with mencoder and kept the same height and width, but the video aspect ratio looks different. I think this is related to PAR and DAR. Here is the information from ffmpeg about the ...
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Is there a way to make AutoGK to resize the video?

AutoGK is so far a good tool for converting video clips in DVD-R disc into .avi to post to YouTube. But I captured some Wii game play, and it is 16 : 9 ratio, but AutoGK only output the .avi in 4 : 3 ...
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How do I resize the view area on my computer monitor Windows 7

Currently the display of my screen appears to be wider than the actual view area of my screen. What I want is to get the displayed content, on my desktop to fit available area. How do I achieve this ...
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calculating aspect ratio for a legal paper(8.5x14")

I have a PDF(28x17") which I print using the landscape mode in a legal(8.5x14") paper. But this effectively reduces the font size by 50%. What size should I choose for the PDF if I would like the font ...
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Best software to convert video to a different aspect ratio for various screensizes [closed]

I sometimes get .mp4 and other video formats whose aspect ratio is clearly off What apps do you use to reconvert such videos to an aspect ratio better suited to to fit either a regular desktop or LCD ...