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Thread: Conversion to allow 16:9 on google video. Anyone know how to do it?

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    Default Conversion to allow 16:9 on google video. Anyone know how to do it?

    When uploading my videos to google video that were recorded on my camcorder in 16:9 mode, they get converted to a squashed 4:3 aspect ratio that includes the black pillars on the right and left sides of the screen. When playing the movie clips on my computer, I always see the correct widescreen format displayed. I'd like to upload my 16:9 clips to google video and still retain their aspect ratio. Does anyone have any experience in doing this? I'm a bigtime noob when it comes to video conversion, so if you know of a method I'd appreciate it if you'd include the name of the software you'd suggest I should use... Thanks

    A 16:9 clip uploaded and squashed to 4:3 by google:


    A 16:9 clip on google video showing that google video can accept 16:9 videos:


    Thanks

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    add black borders to the up and bottom to make the aspect to 4:3

    See the two image below. I convert the wide screen movie to a 4:3 aspect by adding black borders.
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    Last edited by bryantsinger; 09-04-2007 at 09:37 AM.

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    bryantslinger -

    Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to avoid having to use that solution to the problem.. but it looks like I might be forced to do it as I haven't heard any other method to use (I've posted this on several sites).

    I'm sure there is a way to show 16:9 without making a pseudo 4:3 by adding the black bars to the video as you can see in the link I posted in the original post. Anyone happen to have any other ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Hi Funperro,
    Any solution yet? I'm investigating the same issue.
    GV does support 16x9 native (non-letterboxed), see here;
    The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift trailer
    and an embedded example;
    crazybob.org: Scooter the Tooter

    However, both of these were uploaded in 2006. Maybe something has changed?

    The best I've come up with is to upload at 853x480, then GV auto-letterboxes the content.

    Any further insight appreciated!

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by funperro View Post
    bryantslinger -

    Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to avoid having to use that solution to the problem.. but it looks like I might be forced to do it as I haven't heard any other method to use (I've posted this on several sites).

    I'm sure there is a way to show 16:9 without making a pseudo 4:3 by adding the black bars to the video as you can see in the link I posted in the original post. Anyone happen to have any other ideas?

    Thanks!

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