How to? Format YouTube videos to custom size

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by RichardF, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a

    RichardF

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    #1
    I pull videos from YouTube and need to resize them without quality degradation to a custom 1280x480 size.

    Can Handbrake be used for this?
    I created a custom preset and under the Picture settings for it, I cannot uncheck the "Keep Aspect Ratio" box.
     

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  2. boch82 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    QuickTime 7 Pro can do it easily.

    What are you trying to do with an aspect ratio that far off?
     
  3. Unami, Dec 17, 2014
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    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    you'll always lose some quality when re-compressing video using common codecs and you'll probably lose some more when scaling...
    but that's probably not what you were asking about.

    to uncheck the "keep aspect ratio" box in handbrake, you have to select "none" under "anamorphic".
     
  4. RichardF, Dec 17, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014

    RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    @boch82: Thanks bud.
    it's to format the video file so that it fills the screen in my car.
    I happen to have QuickTime Pro. And it worked perfectly.

    @Unami: Thank you very much. The know the software well! :)

    Of course - I could skip all of this and, as you pointed out Unami, not degrade the quality if there were a way to just pull the video to my custom format from YouTube....
     

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