|Mar 2, 2011, 04:29 AM||#1|
Change aspect ratio of avi?
I sometimes get avi files with incorrect aspect ratios - usually squashed horizontally.
I know I can play them ok by changing VLC settings or shift-dragging the viewpane in QT - but is there an app which'll permanently set the correct aspect ratio without re-encoding?
|Mar 2, 2011, 06:45 AM||#3|
Much (almost all!) of this is beyond my current knowledge - and it's something on which I don't want to be spending a lot of time/effort, just enough to be able to do what's required and understand a little better. So excuse me for being less specific on the aspect ratio issue.
One example has a display aspect ratio of 1.6 - resulting in the squashed-horizontally appearance. When viewing in VLC, changing the aspect ratio to 16:9 appears to normalize things, and in the absence of a better alternative I'd then edit in avidemux to an appropriate size/ratio and then resave - but that's time-consuming.
I'm aware of PC apps (MPEG4 Modifier) which'll reset either/both the pixel/display aspect ratio of avi files without re-encoding, hence my hope for something similar on Mac.
I don't often use VLC, so what's the A-key thing? And surely VLC is read only and hence changes can't be saved?
|Mar 2, 2011, 07:01 AM||#4|
VLC Player can be controlled by a variety of keyboard shortcuts, "A", the key, being one of them. Pressing "A" on your keyboard lets you cycle through the different aspect ratios, but you can't save the selected aspect ratio into the file or a new file.
If your intended use of the files is editing, I would advise using MPEG Streamclip to transcode the video (convert) to a QuickTime (.mov) using the Apple Intermediate Codec for video and Uncompressed for sound and choosing the right frame size or making a custom one.
Or have you tried this? http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=176944
You need QT Player 7 for this, QT X will not do that.
|Mar 2, 2011, 07:25 AM||#7|
But I guess avidemux does not handle .mov files?
Anyway, what is it you want to do with the .avi files? You can edit in QT Player 7 and you can also cut parts (trim) in MPEG Streamclip.
|Mar 2, 2011, 09:06 AM||#8|
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