iPod Video Conversion (Retaining aspect ratio) and Chapters

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Vidd, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Vidd macrumors 6502a

    Vidd

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    Does anyone know any video converter for Windows that will reserve the aspect ratio?
    Any that I've tried choose to squash the image or crop it.

    If I convert widescreen movies I don't want to have it squashed; why can't it display it like it would on a normal 4:3 television? I don't mind letter boxing as long as it retains its aspect ratio and doesn't chop off any of the picture.

    The file that I've been testing with is a wide Rayman trailer.
    The results have been cropped, squashed and stretched.

    Any help?

    Thanks in advance.

    ---

    I plan to encode DVDs for my iPod and, obviously, they're quite long.
    If I just have the raw video file (I've lost my Shrek 2 DVD.), can I insert chapters?
    Is there a program that can rip the video with chapters from a DVD?

    Anyway, here's an image for reference:
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  2. MissiWario macrumors newbie

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    :confused: I have the 30gb iPod.
    I have also been having problems with encoding on my windows laptop.
    A reply would be much appreciated.
     
  3. gloss macrumors 601

    gloss

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    HandBrake.

    Not sure about the chapters.

    edit: Oh. You wanted a Windows app. Oops.
     
  4. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

    apunkrockmonk

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    Leave the aspect ration unchanged and the iPod will do the letter boxing.

    As for the chapters, I don't know, but I would like to know the answer for that as well.
     
  5. Vidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Vidd

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    I already know that it'll add in the borders.
    The problem is that programs won't leave the aspect ratio alone; they either resize or crop it (like the picture in my first post).
     
  6. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

    apunkrockmonk

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    Ah, sorry about that, guess I don't read very carefully when I first wake up :eek:. I've never done any iPod video conversions in Windows, hopefully someone who has will come along and give you the info you're looking for.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Nero Recode http://www.nero.com does a pretty good job.

    You do need to have the settings for letterboxing right on the iPod too though. I had to try a few different options to get it to work right.

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