[mythtv-users] Automaticly crop 4:3 broadcast out of 16:9 hdtv feed?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 04:21:50 UTC 2006

On 2/5/06, Mudit Wahal <mwahal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/4/06, casey dunn <casey.dunn at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there an option somewhere to automatically crop the black bars on an sd
> > show and adjust the resolution appropriately as part of the auto-transcode?
> I use autogk on windows. Search doom9 forums for more info
> (http://www.doom9.org)
> It does great job in mpeg2 (make sure rename the HD recording to .ts)
> to mpeg4 conversion. A decent resolution SD 1 hour program converts to
> about 1GB in size.
> I think mencoder's crop options can do the same if you want to use
> linux only solution.

for mplayer, use cropdetect, it will automatically find the black bars
and give you the parameters for using crop with mencoder.


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