Hanbrake help please...!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jacquesVDJ, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. jacquesVDJ macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2014
    Hi to everyone

    Been a macrumors reader for a few years now, great site.

    I'm backing up my dvd collection but ran into a problem. I converted prometheus in handbrake, with anamorphic strict and another with anamorphic loose, but when i play it the picture on my hdtv looks distorted the movie looks squashed "the ppl looks fat" i know for a fact there will be black bars and have no issue with It but the black bars almost take half of the screen when combined, Only when i set my tv to zoom the picture looks perfect with no lost in width... is there a way around this... help will be appreciated.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    It sounds like the aspect ratio is incorrect...My copy is 16:9 widescreen...Try running it through again, although my copy is Blu-Ray they should be the same.
  3. jacquesVDJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2014
    Dvd source 720x576
    When encoded with handbrake i get the following
    Strict Anamorphic 718x424 Aspect ratio 2.40:1
    Anamorphic None, Keep aspect ratio ticked = 720x304 AR 2.35:1
  4. jacquesVDJ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2014
    So i finally i got right it after trial and error... on the video/picture tab i set the anamorphic to none, unchecked keep aspect ratio and changed the height to 400, 720x400 and then i got a aspect ratio off 16:9, the black bars is still there but exactly as they should be... thanks macman for that tip on 16:9...

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