[mythtv-users] Widescreen DVD rip playing letterboxed

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jul 26 17:32:47 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 07:11:14AM -0400, Ian Evans wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 05:31:08AM -0400, Doug Lytle wrote:
> >> Ian Evans wrote:
> >> >I realize I can zoom, but that
> >> >changes the WAF
> >>
> >> I'd suggest running it thought HandBrake to remove the letterboxing.
> >
> >     Any number of other transcoding tools will also allow you to crop the frame.
> >
> >     This is what I do with my own scripts. Anything that is "letterboxed" as
> > opposed to "anamorphic" gets cropped.
> What command line do you use? I quickly ran it through the Handbrake
> GUI and ended up with:

    I use a custom script and mencoder.

    These are the options I use when I crop:

    	   CROP=" -vf crop=720:360 -lavcopts aspect=16/9"

    I tag such movies with "LB" both so that my script will automatically
pick up the need to crop and also to make it obvious at a glance what files
are not anamorphic. 


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