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picture size/ratio question (NEWBIE)

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axeldtf
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picture size/ratio question (NEWBIE)

Post by axeldtf » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:36 am

I am curious to know why handbrake changes the picture size from the original source.
Here i have a movie that is 720x480. the output size is coming out 720x382 which i highlighted
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not sure what this means and it it's ok to adjust in the picture settings.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: picture size/ratio question (NEWBIE)

Post by TedJ » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:21 am

It's nothing to be concerned about. The DVD specification only allows for 2 aspect ratios - 4:3 (1.33:1) and 16:9 (1.78:1). For other aspect ratios (for instance, your source is 2.35:1), they simply pad the 1.78:1 frame with matting/letterboxing.

Since video for playback on computers/HTPCs/etc don't have this restriction, Handbrake automatically crops this matting prior to encode - there's no point wasting bits encoding black bars. ;)

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Re: picture size/ratio question (NEWBIE)

Post by axeldtf » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:05 am

Thank you very much for your response and help

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