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    I use handbrake and vidcoder on dvd's. Sometimes, the mkv has black bands on all four sides.

    I want to process a 720x480 movie, 4:3. I tried to guess the number of pixels to crop from the left and right sides, but I failed. How do I do that ?

    I am sure that the question has been asked before, I just could not find the right thread.
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    Open the file with vidcoder and goto encoder settings,make sure cropping is set to automatic and target width and height are set to the size you want and set scaling mode to scale up/down to target.
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    > set scaling mode to scale up/down to target

    Thank you for your reply. Would you elaborate on the scaling mode, please ?
    There is a Scaling Algorithm setting, with choice between Lanczos and Bicubic.
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    If the video need to be resized a little higher due to the black bar taken away it will stretch the video,if all 4 black bars are removed it will stretch the video according,the option to scale the video higher/lower is to compensate for the size reduction that will occur so if your video size turns out to be 540x360 eg then when you set the scale to 720x480 it will come at that resolution.
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    Thank you, but I can't find the option to scale the video higher/lower.

    Vidcoder is working now. I set the width to 1920 and the height to Auto.


    It's all right now. Thanks again.
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