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    Please see attached file. I want to crop out the black edges of the screen.

    In 16:9, they are at top and bottom, while in 4:3 they are also on the right and left. (i prefer 4:3 being natural).

    Thanks for help.
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  2. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Just zoom on your tv/software player.
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  3. Just about every video editing program has the ability to crop the frame. That video 1280x720 but it should be 4:3 DAR, not 16:9 DAR.
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    Actually I think someone squashed the height, or as you say Jagabo, stretched the 4:3 out to 16/9. If you crop it and restretch it, 16/9 look pretty accurate if you check the faces and camera lens.
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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Just zoom on your tv/software player.

    1) I am using VLC Player on my PC. Changing the zoom does nothing. What could be wrong?


    2) Zoom options are 1:4, 1:2, 1:1, 2:1. There are no custom zoom options, thus it may magnify the video to larger than the screen size......?


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    Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Just about every video editing program has the ability to crop the frame. That video 1280x720 but it should be 4:3 DAR, not 16:9 DAR.
    1) I have Avidemux 2.6 for mp4 editing. Can you point out where the frame crop option is?

    2) "That video 1280x720 but it should be 4:3 DAR, not 16:9 DAR".
    I am sorry I did not understand that. Can you explain it?

    Thank you.
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    I see. It has wrong aspect ratio also as jagabo mentions.

    In VLC choose Video->Aspect ratio->4:3 and then Video->Crop->16:9. Then it should be full screen on 16:9 displays with no black borders.
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    Originally Posted by Budman1 View Post
    Actually I think someone squashed the height, or as you say Jagabo, stretched the 4:3 out to 16/9. If you crop it and restretch it, 16/9 look pretty accurate if you check the faces and camera lens.
    Thanks for the screenshots. In which software have you cropped and restretched it? I am interested in cropping because my PC screen is already small and I dont want to waste screen size in blank edges therefore I want to crop them out.

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    Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    I see. It has wrong aspect ratio also as jagabo mentions.

    In VLC choose Video->Aspect ratio->4:3 and then Video->Crop->16:9. Then it should be full screen on 16:9 displays with no black borders.
    HEY!!!, THAT SOLVED THE PROBLEM!! ...without doing any editing.

    Many thanks to all of you for your help.
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  10. Crop and Resize are in the video transform filters of AviDemux.
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