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Extracting Video Frames with Correct Resolution/Aspect Ratio

I am using FFMPEG to extract I frames from Videos and ran into a problem. The video resolution changes between 720x576 and 1024x576 and I can see this when playing the video in VLC and the VLC ...
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"Auto resize VM with windows" greyed out since Graphics type 'vnc' does not support auto resize in Redhat

As per redhat spice is deprecated since RHEL 8.3 ( https://access.redhat.com/solutions/5414901 ) so i cannot use spice.It gives me errors when i try to use spice instead of vnc Host : Red Hat ...
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Does H.265/HEVC macroblock/CTU algorithm compensate for 4:3 letterbox in 1920x1080

Have some source in 1920x1080 but it's actually 4:3 with letterbox. One path is to crop the video to remove the black letterbox and bring it down to 1440x1080 but is that really necessary when encoded ...
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what's the difference between SAR & PAR in video (Detailed Info)

i want to know what's the big difference between the SAR and PAR, also how ffmpeg automatically deciding the DAR value with the SAR and video width & height. why the SAR value is so important for ...
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Why is a monitor’s physical aspect ratio different from resolution aspect ratio for many displays?

I recently purchased this monitor, a Samsung UE57 Series 28-Inch 4K UHD (3840x2160), and it turns out that the display area (620.93mm x 341.28mm) has a different aspect ratio (~1.82) than its ...
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How is a 16:9 aspect ratio Powerpoint presentation displayed on a 4:3 monitor using screen share in Zoom?

I have a Powerpoint presentation with slides in a 16:9 aspect ratio that is going to be given at a meeting over Zoom. However, there are some concerns with how Zoom will present the presentation if ...
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Windows Media Center won't reset display to Letterbox aspect ratio

I have long had WMC under WIN7, which I use to set & record off-air broadcasts using the standard WMC input/dialog box, in letterbox format (I don't play programmes on the PC). After solving some ...
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How to reencode different files with ffmpeg to 16:9 or 4:3 pixel size?

I have a big bunch of videofiles that are anamorphic. I need to reencode them for use in a videoplayer that is not able to stretch pixels and therefore ignores aspect ratio metadata. Is there an easy ...
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Win 10 explorer icon view aspect ratio

I just upgraded from Win7 to Win10 and noticed that Explorer is stretching the icon tiles in a folder view and it looks terible. Its distorting the image which Win7 didn't do. Is there a way to have ...
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How to change the resolution Windows sends to VGA monitor?

I'm using an old 1280x1024 LCD monitor with my laptop and today my VGA to HDMI adapter stopped working, so I started using VGA directly (wasn't using before because of this problem) For some reason ...
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How to change aspect ratio in Windows 10

I have 4:3 display and I'm trying to find an option which can give me 21:9 and try to play a game. I found something here (in the last reply) but I think it's outdated now because I don't see that ...
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Set a different display resolution, but keep a 1:1 pixel ratio?

I'm making a video where I have to record my display. The resolution of the video must be 1280x720, but my display has a nonstandard resolution (1440x900). When I set it to 1280x720, it fits to the ...
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Difference between 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio based on laptop's display size

I know that the 16:10 aspect ratio gives more vertical area than the 16:9 aspect ratio. I'm planning on buying a new laptop with a 4K UHD display, and my question is if a 15.6 inch display with an ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of 3:2 aspect ratio over other aspect ratios? [closed]

I have been recently looking at buying a new laptop and came across the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3. Its display seems to have a 3:2 aspect ratio. Now I have little to no knowledge about aspect ...
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Is changing my refresh from 60Hz to 75Hz dangerous if my pc already has an interlaced option for such?

My monitor has a 1920x1080 at 60Hz although, I was wondering if I could push that to 75Hz at at lower resolution like 1280x720 or 1024x576 because my monitor already has a 75Hz option although, it is ...
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FFMPEG: Series of .JPG images to H265 Video

I have a series of images I want to convert into a video. The images are formatted as follows: Dimensions: 3840 x 2160 Width: 3840 pixels Height: 2160 pixels Horizontal Resolution: 30 dpi Vertical ...
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Force custom aspect ratio in software (Windows 10)

I am using a 10inch laptop screen with an HDMI interface from ebay. Across all available resolutions the aspect ratio is distorted, IE. circles on the screen apear as elipses some vertical, others ...
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Why is Windows only able to send 4:3 output on 16:9 monitor? [duplicate]

Windows only sends a 4:3 output to a 16:9 monitor. It detects the monitor as generic, and only provides the 1024x768 resolution as maximum, while the monitor's menu recommends to set it as 1360x768. ...
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TV's stated resolution of 1024 (h) x 1080 (v) and aspect ratio (16:9) don't match up [closed]

Sorry if this isn't the right SE forum. Our TV is a Fujitsu Plasmavision P42HTA51E. In the Specifications section of the manual (which you can view here) it says WIDE PLASMA DISPLAY Series Name: ...
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Which aspect ratio to choose for 1366x768 resolution to play game at monitor physical aspect ratio?

I want to use aspect ratio as close as possible to monitor physical aspect ratio. My monitor physical resolution is 1366x768. Which aspect ratio to choose?
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Can my laptop display and external monitor have different aspect ratios while both are in use?

Operating System: Windows 10 Laptop Aspect Ratio: 3:2 External Monitor Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Consider a mirrored display option: Will the image on the laptop display automatically be "adjusted" when ...
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Resize images with ImageMagick to one of several aspects

I have a collection of images that I process with ImageMagick in a bash script. It loops over the images in a folder. Most of them are in 3:2 format, but some are 4:3, 2:1 and 1:1. However, they are ...
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What can cause computer to stretch 4:3 resolutions to widescreen?

One of my computers stretches fullscreen applications running in 4:3 resolution to widescreen. It appears that native 16:9 resolution is instantly changed back. This renders older PC games with no ...
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FFmpeg+NVENC encoding: strange aspect ratio

My source video is MPEG-2, 720x576, DAR=16:9. Using FFmpeg and the h264_nvenc encoder, I convert it to H.264. The problem: The output AR is strange/wrong/incosistent. Command line: >ffmpeg -i "d:\...
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How is it possible that some 24'' monitors are 16:10 while some others are 16:9?

This might seem like a stupid question but I really can't wrap my head around it. For example Dell has both U2415 (16:10) and U2414H (16:9). Those monitors supposedly have the same screen size, so how ...
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Retain Aspect Ratio of a Window when Resized

I'd like to, for example, be able to hold Shift in order to keep the aspect ratio of a window the same when I'm resizing it by clicking and dragging the arrows which appear on the side of the window - ...
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Resize in FFmpeg

I have a video which has a resolution of 1920x1080p. I want to re-encode this video (with libx264 for video and aac for audio); Downscale it first to 1280x720p (with the same aspect ratio) while ...
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Change Laptop monitor aspect ratio of monitor

I am trying to play Myst IV on my laptop in Windows 7 with a recommended resolution setting of 1920x1080. However, the game has a different aspect ratio, so everything is slightly "wider" than it ...
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How can I Stretch an image in a LibreOffice Impress presentation to fill the page?

After adding an image in a LibreOffice Impress presentation, you can manually move it around and scale it (either proportionally or each dimension independently). Is it possible to automatically make ...
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Set custom, non-standard aspect ratio in Movie Maker

I am trying to edit video which has a non-standard aspect ratio. In the project settings for Movie Maker I can only see two aspect ratio options: Standard (4:3) Widescreen (16:9) Even if I set the ...
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Is there a way to force or maintain the aspect ratio of a window when resizing it?

I have certain windows like VLC for example that I'd like to be able to resize without them losing a 16:9 ratio. This would be useful for image viewers too. And just plain functionality would be ...
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turn a 16:9 monitor into a 16:10 monitor

The monitor in question is an Acer V233HL bd. I need to use an Android dongle with it (got no other native 16:10 screens to work with). Sorry if this is not the appropriate area to ask, could not find ...
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How to put border around video to prevent clipping of content

My TV is old and for some reason clips some content off of the left edge. I'm trying to show a video on it in which the left edge is vital to the presentation. Is there some way (with iMovie/ffmpeg/...
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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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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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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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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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How do I resize the view area on my computer monitor in 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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Image appears stretched on secondary monitor?

I have a Samsung R522 notebook and a Medion(?) TV, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330. The problem is, when I plug in the TV into my notebook, the resolution changes on both the notebook and the TV. ...
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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 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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Why is the display resolution not exactly 16:9 or 4:3?

Most displays get advertised with either 16:9 or 4:3 display ratio. However, if you compare the resolution with the display ratio, it's most often neither of both. For example, the resolution of my ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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