For some reason, when I encoded a 16:9 DVD video to AVI with Virtualdub, the aspect ratio came out to 3:2, which doesn't usually happen. In order to correct the displayed AR, I need to change the pixel AR from 1:1 to 32:27. My question is, is this as easy as changing a flag in the movie file, or do I actually need to reencode?
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Unfortunately, three strikes. Mpeg4Modifier doesn't like h264, the mkv file created by mkvtoolnix displayed the same as the avi regardless of which aspect ratio I set, and I couldn't find an option in the MP4Box GUI to set an aspect ratio (though I suspect the same thing would have happened in any case).
Since it didn't come across clearly in last night's post (it was late and I was tired), I should mention that the avi stage here is transitory anyway. I'll be re-converting to DVD with WinFF, which I already know from experience will correct the aspect ratio just fine. I was simply curious about whether an avi with such a problem could be fixed easily.
Anyway, I do appreciate your input, thanks! I hadn't known about MP4Box before, and that may come in handy when I convert a pile of old serials that I have in mp4 format, some of which give Virtualdub fits.
You could also try a little tool which I wrote to do exactly that: Change the Aspect Ratio (AR) information of a h264 stream within an avi file. It's quite fast because it simply patches the values in the file. On the downside you can only change predefined ARs to other predefined ones, or custom ARs with custom ones. Note that the original file will be patched, so you may want to make a backup first.
I have attached the tool as a zip file, simply unpack it somewhere on your disk (no installation necessary). Languages are EN and DE.
If the changes have no effect, it could also be because your player and / or your codec does not support AR information or is configured to ignore it. You could try and check the settings of your codec.
There is the possibility that above file H264ARM.zip contains a security threat.
According to its author, it's a false positive.
Last edited by BaBanTaDam; 8th Nov 2011 at 10:42.
I had the same issue with one other virus scanner once, it turned out to be a false positive. But of course you should not build on my experience, since I can not garantee that the file in the forum was not infected somehow. Two options:
1) I would be grateful if you could send the file to virustotal and ask them to verify that this is not a false positive.
2) If you like I can send you a copy from my development system. However, if it is a false positive you will get the same message even if I send you a clean version. And since you don't know me I you should seriously not take my word for the file being clean
Ph, that's precisely what i did : send the file to VirusTotal.
Link i provided shows that the file was already submited.
And it may be false positive indeed. 20 different A/V found something tho.
Thanks for your whistle to point out security warning.
Here is Virus Total Report (Download link / URL submitted directly).
20/42 result from Virus total can not be fake!!!
Few Tips for Newbies:
1) Never try, download files or click the links from unknown sources.
2) If your current set-up works perfectly, do not disturb it by updating.
3) Never engage in such activities which may hurt either your or community (forum) reputation,
coz it always comes back with size bigger.
Does it not hurt forum reputation as well?????
I would consider original up-loader ph1248 might not be aware of whistles from AV Scanners.
I can compile it again and submit it to some virus scanners, but this will take sume time since I am very busy in my Job at the moment. If someone is interested I can share the source code (in Delphi) so you can look for yourself.
I've got D6 pro. I may try to have a look...
I started flagging the file with some antivirus companies as a false positive. Kaspersky already sent a reply:
Hello,So, please wait some days until they update their virus definitions... In the meantime I will contact the other companies. What a waste of time
Sorry, it was a false detection. It will be fixed in the next update.
Thank you for your help.
Regards, Anton Kalinin
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> Is listed as infected, but probably a false postive. Please re-check, thanks!
> Wird als Virus gelistet, ist aber wahrscheinlich false positive. Bitte ueberpruefen, vielen Dank!
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Last edited by ph1248; 21st Oct 2011 at 18:13.
@BaBanTaDam: Could you please edit your post so that people are not afraid of the tool any more?
Last edited by ph1248; 6th Nov 2011 at 15:38.
in receipt of following message, i would request reader to scan first and try.
regarding the thread here: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/3...out-reencoding
The virus warnign is indeed a false positive, most virus scannrs have removed the warning since I asked the to check again. Coudl you please modify your original statement, since it light scare people off using the tool?
I recorded some tv shows (dvb-t) which had the wrong pixel aspect ratio (16:11 Pal instead of 12:11 Pal).
I demultiplexed the video (h264) and then changed the pixel aspect ratio with your perfect tool ( i was searching for such a tool for lots of months). No re-encoding needed.
Last edited by qwerty83; 18th Feb 2012 at 12:13.