visualhub black bars

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by crotalus99, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. crotalus99 macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2007
    Does anyone know off hand if I can go into the advanced settings and create the mp4 without the black bars at top and bottom?

  2. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    If Widescreen you get black bars anyway, But if you go into QuickTime Prefs click full screen the change widescreen/standard/other to Panoramic then you have no black bars for anything.

    Note: Might be a Pro feature only.
  3. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2007
  4. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    Those "black bars" are actually unused space. There's not anything there. So there's nothing to "fix." Typically you get the blank space on movies that have an aspect ratio of 2.35:1.

    If you choose to modify the video to fill up the blank space you will distort the picture and lose some of the image. If you absolutely must fill your screen with the picture you should encode the video file at the correctly aspect ratio then use your TV to zoom the picture. This will ensure the picture will, at least, not be distorted. But when you do this you will also be losing part of the image on the sides, and possibly the top and bottom.


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