MKV 16:9 defaults to Full Frame in HB

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  1. JMEANS, Jan 6, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013

    JMEANS macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2012
    Ok never had this happen before where these settings in the HB pic below are set. But the Handbreaked result is Full Frame?!


    The BD Documentary ripped to MKV no problem and plays 16:9 in VLC, the only thing I can think is that this retail BD is region free... ? Highly doubt it though.

    I tried NONE, LOOSE & STRICT and same result (as seen below: not only Full Frame but almost looks cut off too?!)


    Not sure if I am able to do a custom here on this or not to hold the 16:9?
    Any expertise would be welcome ! Thanks JIM

  2. JMEANS thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2012

    nobody has any suggestions or what would be the custom setting?
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    The Cropping values under Picture Settings are removing 240 pixels from either side so that might be the issue. Leave it at Custom and then reduce the values to 0 and see what happens.
  4. bucksaddle macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    As it's a documentary I'm guessing the whole film is put together from different sources of material and I bet one or more of the segments in the documentary aren't actually 16x9. When HandBrake does it's preview scan, which it utilises to calculate the cropping, it's hit on one or more of segments and set the values.
    As CWallace mentions just change the cropping to custom and set the width values back to 0
  5. JMEANS thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2012

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