Changing aspect ratio in QuickTime Player X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by WardC, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    How do you do it?

    You used to be able to select "movie properties" in the previous QuickTime 7 but that option is not available in QuickTime X in Snow Leopard

    Say, you have an HD movie which is on your hard drive, but in 4:3 format. You want to change it to 16:9 which is the widescreen format, to view the movie at its proper aspect ratio. You can do this in VLC, but my question is, HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE ASPECT RATIO IN QUICKTIME PLAYER X?????
  2. Meyvn macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    You use QuickTime 7.

    Okay, maybe there's a way in QuickTime X, but I must say that the new version has been a huge let-down. It wouldn't bother me so much if Apple offered a Pro version of QuickTime X with the same - or better - features than version 7. But to offer an "upgrade" that gets rid of most of the features is utter crap. The only new feature I like is that trimming is now much easier. Other than that, and the interface change, I don't see what has been improved.
  4. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    If you’re in fullscreen mode, you can press cmd-4 to zoom the video so that it fills the screen and cuts some off, or cmd-5 which stretches the window to fill the screen without cutting any off. However, the stretch isn’t uniform, and the edges of the video are stretched out more than the center. Still, give it a shot and see if you like it or not. But if you’re not watching in fullscreen, I don’t know what to tell you.

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