demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

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Djfe
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demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

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This is a question/feature request about recordings where the source is a DVB (S) PAL recording in 16:9 (anamorph)
The resolution is:
720x576

Of course I want to encode it not anamorph so I select that, but Handbrake chooses this resolution:
720x406

Yes, that's 16:9
but is there are reason why Handbrake isn't choosing 1024x576 here instead?
I would rather keep the resolution in height and double some of the vertical lines instead of loosing some horizontal ones.
mduell
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Re: demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

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The HB GUI tries to avoid upscaling since it's mostly idiots. HB CLI will do whatever you want.
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Re: demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

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yeah but it's not really upscaling, is it?
what I mean is: every player "upscales"/morphes the image anyways to be able to even show the image
so why does Handbrake downscale it in addition?
the effective resolution of the video is per spec 1024x576 after all

I don't want to add details, I don't want to lose them either when I use anamorphic none to get 1:1

I know that I can get handbrake to output to my desired resolution if I set it manually in the GUI
but the reason for this thread is, that I think HB's default behaviour should be different ;)
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Re: demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

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Djfe
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Re: demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

Post by Djfe »

I'll do it later,
but for what reason do you need it? ^^
this is not a bug report
it's a question on whether to change hb's default behaviour concerning the anamorphic "none" setting
And I bet you have DVD/TV samples of (anamorphed) SD content laying around ;)
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Re: demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

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Because the current build may not behave the same way whatever arbitrary build you're using behaves. Or it's PEBCAK. Or its not an HB build. Or any of a million other things the log answers.
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Re: demorphing anamorph results in smaller resolution

Post by Djfe »

ok, thx for your answer

I totally forgot to reply though ^^

I just reread the wiki and thereby realized that anamorphic/the loose option isn't even bad
and that it's enough to keep storing the 720x576 resolution but to tell the player to stretch it horizontically instead
the resolution will be the same, just the file size is smaller, than using 1024x576 for storing the video

so I'll use the loose option from now on :)

thx again for your replies

(I won't post the log, since you don't need it anymore)

Regards,
Djfe
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