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video size changes

Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM
Edited Dec 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM
I'm converting 480x480 WTV files with the "MP4 Normal" profile, and I set the max width to 7680 and disabled cropping. The image dimensions before and after are listed as 480x480, but the size on the screen is larger for the WTV file. I've seen this on a few files.

I don't understand what is happening. Can someone explain why the converted actual dimensions are smaller than the WTV file and how they can both be 480x480?

I'm playing both file types in Windows Media Player (Win7), and I'm getting the size info from it.

Dec 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM
please upload your conversion log file (post the link here), it will show exactly what's going on and where things are changing/why.

Dec 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM
Where do I upload the log file? It is only 44kb - can I just e-mail it to you?
Dec 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Dropbox and post the link here

Dec 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Sorry, but I don't use dropbox (or similar) services. Also, I was wrong about the log file size, it is more like 4MB. How else can I get you the log file?
Dec 30, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Upload it to the mcebuddy server. See the readme thread for details.

Dec 30, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Thanks. I uploaded "Justinrh Home on the Range.wtv-mp4-2013-12-30T13-47-52.3183526-06-00.log".
Dec 31, 2013 at 5:50 PM
hmm I'm not able to understand why. the aspect ratio is preserved after conversion also:

SAR 4:3 DAR 4:3

Try this:
1. Chnage the order in the profile to handbrake first instead of ffmpeg
2. Try playing back the video on KMPlayer, I've noticed many time WMP getss the aspects ratio wrong for some reason while KMPlayer detects it fine.

Jan 2, 2014 at 12:35 AM
I played it in VLC and it looked correct. I noticed that WMP shrinks it initially (incorrect 'fit') but you can resize the window until the black bars show (to get the correct 'fit') then it looks fine. I thought I had tried that on some other conversions and it still did not look right. However, the last two I converted look fine in VLC or WMP (after resizing the window).

I've got a few more to convert, so if I see an actual problem :-) I'll reply back.

Sorry about this - and I really appreciate your timely help.

Marked as answer by rboy1 on 1/29/2014 at 8:49 AM