How to Increase Frame Width and Height from a youtube Download

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Kyioto
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How to Increase Frame Width and Height from a youtube Download

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Description of problem or question:

Hi,

I was just looking at downloading a few youtube videos with alternative software and then using Handbrake
to remaster them to a better quality. IE web standard to pc to home entertainment standard. So for example
one web standard format would be 320 W X 240 height. I would like to increase the size to original 640 W X 480
Is there a way to do this with handbrake. I know i've played with the Anamaphoric section in the Dimensions tab
but even a custom setting wont let me increase the width. I can increase the width by adjusting the par but then I
can't increase the height So I was wondering if remastering to 640 X 480 with handbrake was possible or perhaps
remastering the quality to widescreen?


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HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

1.3.3 (2020061300)


Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):


Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

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Woodstock
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Re: How to Increase Frame Width and Height from a youtube Download

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The GUI will not allow you to upscale video. You have to do that with the command line version.

Why, you might ask? Because upscaling isn't something handbrake is designed to do. Once the video is shrunk, upscaling just gives you REALLY BIG PIXELS.
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mduell
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Re: How to Increase Frame Width and Height from a youtube Download

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You can't improve quality with another generation of lossy encoding. Can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear, according to one member here.

The CLI will upscale but the GUI will not since it's generally driven by misconceptions like this.
musicvid
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Re: How to Increase Frame Width and Height from a youtube Download

Post by musicvid »

Did I hear a request for the house intro?
https://youtu.be/L2F9-4IvdvE
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