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  1. MacinJosh

    How To Crop 2.35:1 Movies?

    The reason why DVDs would play windowboxed on widescreen TVs is usually because the DVD player itself is configured for a 4:3 TV so an anamorphic movie is not strecthed but letterboxed resulting in black bars all around. I doubt that this is the reason for my problems. I'm not even converting to or from DVD. Looks like Popcorn/Toast is lacking in the cropping department. It's a shame for such a pricey software with no demo/trial. Luckily I have other means of demoing. If you kept the rants your developers might be aware of issues and fix them. I'm moving on. I've tried to give Popcorn a chance since version 1 but always ended up disappointed for lack of basic features. I doubt I'll ever try again. Joshua.
  2. MacinJosh

    How To Crop 2.35:1 Movies?

    Thanks for the reply but I couldn't find the answer there. Let me try explain again. I have a movie in 2.35:1 ratio on an anamorphic 16:9 DVD. I want my end result to be 640x272 which is closest to the 2.35:1 ratio within the 16x16 macroblock rule. I do not want a movie that is 640x352 with letterboxing and this is what the presets in Popcorn are trying to give. Here's the list of results I get when I try to crop: Custom resolution to 640x272 Preserve aspect ratio = off: Windowboxed movie Preserve aspect ratio = crop: Windowboxed movie Preserve aspect ratio = letterboxed: Windowboxed movie Preserve aspect ratio = fit within size: Windowboxed movie I've tried this with a couple of files with the same results. What gives? Am I doing something wrong?
  3. MacinJosh

    How To Crop 2.35:1 Movies?

    How do I crop the black bars from a letterboxed 16:9 DVD? I've tried several options and I get the weirdest results. I want a 640x272 file. Is it even possible? And why do my posts get deleted here? Joshua.
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    No Multipass for *New* iPod Format?

    There is Baseline and there is Baseline Low-Complexity. Two different things. The original H.264 format in the iPod was regular Baseline 320x240. The new one is Baseline Low-Complexity 640x480. If you create a regular Baseline 640x480 H.264 video file it will play fine in Quicktime/VLC/iTunes but it will not transfer to the iPod. Apparently (I'm guessing) Roxio's version of Baseline Low-Complexity is "Extended" but it's greyed out. I just need to know why it's done like that. Joshua.
  5. MacinJosh

    No Multipass for *New* iPod Format?

    You are missing something. You cannot create a custom H.264 640x480 video, thus, you can't select multipass either. Sure, you can create a 640x480 H.264 but it would not be Baseline Low Profile and wouldn't work on the iPod. Joshua.
  6. MacinJosh

    How do I create a custom 640x*** H.264 iPod video?

    Those settings don't work on the iPod.
  7. MacinJosh

    No Multipass for *New* iPod Format?

    So I'm not the only one then it seems. For an expensive program with no demo/trial, this is a joke. I want full customization for the new H.264 resolution. What on earth were Roxio thinking? Quictime already provides us with non-customizable H.264 640x480 conversion. Why the hell should we pay for a program to do the same? Joshua. Obviously the whole point of the new 640x480 H.264 is to watch it on the iPod AND TV/Computer/whatever. What would be the point to release a new standard as the iPod's resolution is only 320x240? Joshua.
  8. MacinJosh

    How do I create a custom 640x*** H.264 iPod video?

    Is this question too hard for anyone to answer? I need to see some support here...
  9. When I create a custom video, I'm assuming I'd have to select Extended profile in H.264 Video Options. However, it's greyed out. Is there no other way to create a 640x*** H.264 file other than selecting the High Quality video setting? Joshua.
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