Until recently, I used to record analog TV programming with Windows Media Center on Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10 and setting up NextPVR with an MPEG decoder that came with the hardware, I'm recording away again. (WMC was removed from Windows in version 10.)
Transcoding *.wtv items (Windows Media Center) always worked fine and gave good results. However, transcoding the *.ts files NextPVR creates gives a problem. The files it creates look like they are square pixel without a 4:3 flag, resulting in video that is stretched in height.
I have found no way so far of telling HandBrake from the GUI: 'treat this video (or all the videos in the queue, or all videos using this preset) as 4:3 input'. But I'm also not sure if my hypothesis about the files being square pixel is correct, so that's why I'm enclosing a source file and a Handbrake encoded file at the bottom of this post.
It'd be great if you could give me a push in the right direction! I've been experimenting all night yesterday with custom anamorphic settings (or just turning it off and stretching manually), but I could not get that to work in a preset with a bunch of items added to the queue at once.
Tell us about your environment. What version of HandBrake? What version of Windows are you running. etc.
- ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5B-VM-SE board, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400, 3 GB RAM
- Windows 10 64 bit w/ latest updates (Windows 10 v1511, build 10586.218)
- Handbrake 0.10.5.0 (64 bit)