Quicktime X: wrong aspect ratio

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  1. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    #1
    So far the only big annoyance with Snow Leopard, well Quicktime X at least, is for some reason it will only play some of my ripped DVDs (mpeg4) in 4:3 :eek:

    The resolution of the movie is indeed 4:3, but Quicktime 7 correctly stretched it to 16:9 or there abouts where as Quicktime X seems to ignore whatever option Handbrake used when i ripped my DVDs.

    Oh, and if I go full screen with Quicktime X and hit the stretch button it tries to be clever, the stretch isn't linear, the middle third doesn't get stretched, only the edges...
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    You need to re-encode the movie then ... if it is encoded to be 4:3, QT X is playing it right. QT7 is ignoring the actual ratio.
     
  3. vagarach macrumors member

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    The simple fix: use VLC. Maybe sometime in the future QTX will include this feature from 7.
     
  4. beige matchbox thread starter macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    It seems to be all the ones where anamorphic was selected before encoding, hard to tell exactly as theres quite a few. Every other player picks up on it, including iTunes and my iPod touch
     
  5. TXBDan macrumors regular

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    click around w/ the zoom button in the QT X nav bar. mine were screwed up too, but when i unzoomed it seems to have fixed it
     

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