I have a bunch of movies that I have ripped to HD as VIDEO_TS folders. I've been using Crunch to put them into iTunes for viewing on AppleTV, which works GREAT, and I am a happy camper!!!
A few movies are widescreen, but are letterboxed into 4:3. Unfortunately this ratio gets preserved, and when I watch them in AppleTV, the picture is a small rectangle in the middle of my phat plasma, instead of a widescreen movie like it should be.
My attempted solution was to use QuickTime Pro to edit the .m4v created by Crunch, and crop out the letterboxes. My hope was that AppleTV would then display the movie full width.
The problem is that when you do this in QT Pro, it wants to save the file as a .mov file, which doesn't support tags including cover art. It's possible to Export from QT Pro, but that involves a whole new recompression and many custom settings.
Can anyone suggest a better solution to crop out letterboxes on widescreen movies that were recorded with them, and view these movies full width? (Note: I also have Toast 8, if this would help.)