Change file's aspect ratio? (subler?)

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  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    I have some videos with the aspect messed up (set to 16:9 should be 4:3).

    I'd like to change it, preferably without a re-encode brute force.

    Right now, I'm trying Subler for this...it in theory can do this, at least it has options for it, but no matter what I enter or check or uncheck, I can't get it to load to 4:3...instead it's often at 4:1..I seem to only be able to switch between the profile pulldowns and not the actual controls.

    Anyone know how to use it? Is there a better program to go for?
     

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  2. Unami, Jul 20, 2015
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    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    hm... never tried this without re-encoding - your pixels are in 16:9, maybe you can set a different pixel aspect ratio (not number of pixels, just how they are interpreted) in the file. i'm pretty sure, this also depends on the codec, you're using usually this worked the other way around (e.g. 16:9 dv footage was shot with 4:3 pixels and then stretched by interpreting the pixels as not square)

    when playing back using VLC, you can set the playback aspect ratio. (maybe that helps)
     
  3. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Using VLC is how I know there's the problem and what I need to do to fix it. Now I just need to figure out how.
     
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  5. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It vaguely works...doesn't really do it the way i need, though :/
    Thanks!
     

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