How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

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rghome
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How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

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I'm just after a confirmation on how to use the custom anamorhic mode in the new handbrake.

I'm using handbrake SVN2592, Windows GUI.

The problem: I have a PAL home video that handbrake reports as 720 x 576 aspect ratio of 1.25 (5/4) (i.e., square pixels). In fact, it is wide-screen (16/9), so I want to use the anamorphic feature to get the output device to scale it properly. I presume therefore that I need to use a par width of 64 and a par height of 45 (5/4 x 64/45 = 16/9), but correct me if I'm wrong. I'm not sure about the "display width" parameter. Is this the original width (720) or the new width (1024)?

If I have to specify the display width as 1024, then isn't the specification of the par width and height redundant, since handbrake could have worked that out for itself? There seems to be redundant input, but I probably don't understand something.

thanks

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Re: How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

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--custom-anamorphic --pixel-aspect=64:45
or
--custom-anamorphic --display-width=1024

...are all you need.

Yes, there are redundant inputs, because sometimes people know the width they want, sometimes they know the PAR they want, and sometimes they just know the storage dimensions they want, and don't want to go through the bother of calculating it all.
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Re: How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

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I have a very similar problem when trying to make files of 720x576 with 4:3 aspect ratio, or sometimes 16:9.

Using the suggestion here, the --pixel-aspect parameter is unknown.

I just want Handbrake to make a file of 720x576 at 4:3 (or 16:9), but it always turns out 5:4.

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HandBrakeCLI -i test.dv -e x264 -b 2500 --custom-anamorphic --pixel-aspect 12:11 -o test.mkv
HandBrakeCLI: unrecognized option `--custom-anamorphic'
unknown option (--pixel-aspect)
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Re: How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

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Read the topic title. Does it say HandBrake 0.9.3?
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Re: How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

Post by Spice_Boy »

So what you're saying is the normal CLI release version isn't able to do this? I would have thought so.
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Re: How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

Post by s55 »

Rodeo is indeed correct. 0.9.3 does not have the custom anamorphic feature.
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Re: How to use custom anamorhpic in svn2592

Post by Spice_Boy »

OK, thanks for the info s55
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