What resolution for watching movies in vertical or portrait position?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by b00st3d, May 1, 2010.

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    b00st3d

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    #1
    what would be an optimal resolution for viewing a video in the vertical position of the ipad? the movies i have converted so far are in a wide screen format and are pretty small in the vertical position with veryyyy large bars on the top and bottom. i know this is severely limiting the options available since movies are generally in a widescreen format which play great in the horizontal position.

    thanks!
     
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    #2
    Well, I suppose your horizontal resolution would be 768 as that is the width of the iPad screen. So a standard def DVD is 720x480 which translates to 768x520 though I do not know if this will really work.
     
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    b00st3d

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    maybe i should keep the aspect ratio the same but encode at a width of 768 and let handbrake figure out what to use for the height?
     

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