Yes i went to there website but still don't understand it.
For instance. I have John Wick 2 4k on my hard drive the rez is 3840x2160 for some reason if i select matroska in handbrake it moves the rez to 3840x1600.
Why is it using that rez? That is from a pre-set in handbrake.
Now i already used this setting to encode john wick one but when i open it up in hand brake where it says Source Movie name 3840x1600 (3840x2160)
Why does it say the other rez in parentheses ( )
I'm just trying to encode some of my collection to save space to play back in 4k on my PC.
Thanks for the help!
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Last edited by JBAA; 16th Jul 2019 at 19:18.
So if you remove the black bars you get the rez of 3840x1600 ? Is that still UHD.
What is the point in cropping the black bars wouldn't that affect the video when played later.
Have you ever thought... Why do I want to encode black bars? It's not part of the picture... Why would I want to do that? When you see things like '1080p' '720p' etc, it's not referring to the vertical resolution in an exact manner, it's referring to the maximum vertical resolution.
Handbrake is pretty amazing, if you don't understand what it is doing then just 'trust it'. Choose the preset you require, load in your file, and go!
Load in your "John Wick 2 4k", allow it to process it as "3840x1600" if that is what it suggests. Enjoy the results!
Try it and see! Any problems then please reply/repost.
Last edited by video.baba; 17th Jul 2019 at 06:06.
Have you ever thought, "who cares if you encode black bars?" True steady black should yield near-zero bitrate. And often, if you already HAVE black bars and intend to keep them, you may not even need to re-encode, thus SAVING quality. Also, since your playback device is going to PUT THE BLACK BARS BACK in order to fit the image properly to the (16:9) screen, seems a waste of time to go to that effort if not absolutely necessary.
Last edited by Cornucopia; 17th Jul 2019 at 07:31.
Handbrake will default to the best settings is how so many terrible encodes make their way to the internet. It will choose parameters resulting in ugly video, because the devs deemed them "safest" and noobs using Handbrake won't be able to tell the difference, because they're noobs (that's their logic BTW). The functionality changes with seemingly every release so you never know what it might spew out. Have you ever tried to figure out just what all the inverse telecine (sorry, "detelecine") and interlace detection settings mean? It's impossible to know without rigorous testing, because the documentation is bare bones if it even exists.
player would just add those black bars IF your TV is 16:9
The point of taking black bars off is, it does not matter what screen resolution there is, whatever shape. Video will be fit in there with only bars up/down or left/right, if screen(monitor/phone/internet player canvas) shape does not fit video shape.
If you play letterboxed video (with black bars included), you might end up seeing black bars all around.
Letterbox video is for official devices and their official formats (DVD, BD) otherwise is not necessary and you can take them out for above mentioned reason to future-proof it.
Sure there might be device (player/phone/TV whatever) that would fill the screen and distort proportion and it needs to be fixed by user. Just saying neither scenario, black bars or not, is 100% safe.
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