Which resolution am i supposed to choose?

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  1. ViPa macrumors 6502a

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    i added a movie to my iphone, but i had to convert it from .avi to .mp4 or w/e..i have xilisoft video converter..the resolution i chose kinda makes the movie look squeezed..which one am i supposed to pick? (the highlighed one is the one i picked)
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  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd, the iPhone has a screen res of 320x480, so that should work. Does the original video have black bars on top/below?
     
  3. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope, it fits to the screen..its widescreen though
     
  4. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    How exactly does it look squeezed? Horizontally or vertically?
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    1. Delete Xilisoft Video Converter and demand a refund if you paid for it.
    2. Download Handbrake. It is free.
    3. Convert using the "iPhone" preset.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, just about every video format out there will have SOME kind of black bars on an iPhone. If you're not getting that, it sounds like the software just stretched the video to fit the screen, which is what's causing your problem.

    Take the General's advice and use Handbrake.
     
  7. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it was squeezed vertically..also, i noticed when i use xilisoft, the video/audio become waayyyyyy out of sync..its sooooooo annoying!!!
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure the iPhone's screen is 480x320.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html



    iSquint or VisualHub work great. I use that or handbrake. :)
     

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    Well, it depends which way you hold it :)

    For what it's worth, 16:9 content from iTunes is 853x480. However, most DVDs aren't that high so I believe that 640x360 is considered "standard".
     
  10. The Californian macrumors 68040

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  11. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Rotate it 90°. Now I'm right.
     
  12. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    Use Handbrak for DVD ripping
    Use VisualHub for other converting

    Don't bother with anything else.
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    The problem here is that NOTHING is the same aspect ratio as the iPhone's screen. It's not 16:9, it's not 1.33:1, it's in between. So when he is setting Xilisoft to 480x320, it is skewing the aspect ratio of whatever the input video is, thus producing the "squished" or "stretched" look of the video that he is complaining about.

    My guess is that the audio and video aren't syncing because Xilisoft doesn't use the correct FPS speed, which would make the audio get more and more off sync as the video goes on.

    These are just a couple of reasons why I would recommend NOT using Xilisoft. The other reason would be that their marketing strategy is to go on forums and post fake threads asking about video conversion software, then posting later that they "found a good one called Xilisoft Video Converter."

    VisualHub is built on a deprecated version of ffmpeg. I wouldn't recommend using it. Handbrake supports universal input and can do 90% of what VisuaHub could do in addition to ripping DVDs.

    When it is released, I would, however, recommend the fork of VisualHub that was created following Techspansion's demise and subsequent release of VisualHub and iSquint's source codes to the public.

    http://www.transcoder-redux.com/
     
  14. hsotnicam8002 macrumors 6502

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    iSquint and VisualHub are no more ...

    Pity as they were so good, but they will probably be OK for a long time even without support.
     
  15. jmann macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I thought it read 320x240. ;) and when you are converting the video OP if you pick 2 pass encoding you can increase the quality of the video without increasing it's size. It takes longer but it is slightly better.
     
  16. gloss macrumors 601

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    Thanks for this. I died a little inside when VisualHub went the way of the Dodo. I await Transcoder with bated breath.
     
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