how to change the aspect ratio for DVD using handbrake

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fab2003
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how to change the aspect ratio for DVD using handbrake

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I am ripping to my personal file several old DVD movies and concerts. How can I convert to 16:9 ? They sound good after hand break but those black strips on the side are not appealing. Is there a way to make this happen besides stretching on the Tv?
rollin_eng
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Re: how to change the aspect ratio for DVD using handbrake

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Could you please post your HB logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html
Silent_Strider
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Re: how to change the aspect ratio for DVD using handbrake

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I think, there will always be a quality drop. If you just stretch the image to fit into 16:9, then e.g. people will have the same height, but suddenly will be much thicker as the image is stretched.

And if you scale to 16:9 and cut the non visible parts top and bottom, you're missing picture information.
musicvid
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Re: how to change the aspect ratio for DVD using handbrake

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You can crop, you can stretch (distort), you have have side bars, or you can leave it 4:3. That's it.
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