Can Handbrake convert 4:3 to 16:9? Or at least stretch the picture? Or can iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ABTsportsline, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. ABTsportsline macrumors newbie

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    I have been ripping some old home videos (I'm talking from the 80's here), so the video format is obviously the old square 4:3. When ripped, these play in iTunes on my tv with black boxes on the left and right to "shrink" the appearance of width of the display for the video. It's like a reverse-letterbox :D

    I've seen native 4:3 content before that was "stretched" to fit today's screens, but how do you do that? A search in the Handbrake FAQs and here didn't yield anything similar to my question, so I'll ask: how do you change iTunes or Handbrake preferences to fix the display output issue I have?

    Many thanks in advance :apple:
     
  2. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    Handbrake can definitely crop and adjust the aspect ratio of the picture. Click on the "Picture Settings" icon at the top of the Handbrake window.

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