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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 8th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    Freeware to edit video
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    • 8th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
    Freeware to edit video 8th Oct 16 at 10:54 AM
    I am looking for a simple way using Freeware to edit a video from a letterbox format to full screen
    Any suggestions ?
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 8th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 12:07 PM
    ffmpeg is a video transcoder that can do that pretty simply.
    https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Scaling%20(resizing)%20with%20ffmpeg

    Full documentation:
    https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 8th Oct 16, 12:30 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 12:30 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 12:30 PM
    ffmpeg is a video transcoder that can do that pretty simply.
    https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Scaling%20(resizing)%20with%20ffmpeg

    Full documentation:
    https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
    Originally posted by esuhl
    Don't forget to compile your kernel first

    Look at these then take your pick:

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/photo-video/best-free-video-editing-software-2016-3614829/

    Google isn't hard to use.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 8th Oct 16, 1:32 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 1:32 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 1:32 PM
    ffmpeg is a video transcoder that can do that pretty simply.
    https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Scaling%20(resizing)%20with%20ffmpeg

    Full documentation:
    https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html
    Originally posted by esuhl
    FFMpeg simply allows a change in size (and format) - it doesn't allow a change in "placement" ie Letter box to full screen....
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 8th Oct 16, 3:25 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 3:25 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 3:25 PM
    It is not obvious why you would want to go from letter box to full screen. Letter boxing may have been employed to maintain the aspect ratio of the original material on a display with a different aspect ratio.

    The treatment and eventual output of source material can be changed by the playing/displaying program options of the player. This does not require re-encoding the source material in my view.
    J_B.
    OFT work merger decisions 2012:- MSE too small to be worth financial consideration ?
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 8th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
    It is not obvious why you would want to go from letter box to full screen. Letter boxing may have been employed to maintain the aspect ratio of the original material on a display with a different aspect ratio.

    The treatment and eventual output of source material can be changed by the playing/displaying program options of the player. This does not require re-encoding the source material in my view.
    J_B.
    Originally posted by Joe_Bloggs
    The "letter box" is set up on the website that I am using - with a coloured surround - I am trying to convert a video to full screen !!
    the aspect ratio is the same ..
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 8th Oct 16, 4:15 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 4:15 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 4:15 PM
    The "letter box" is set up on the website that I am using - with a coloured surround - I am trying to convert a video to full screen !!
    the aspect ratio is the same ..
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Why not just use zoom function on the player you are using ?

    SMplayer, it's the W & E keys.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 8th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
    A web browser interprets instructions from a received script and displays the output. These script decisions are subject to change at a local level so the original display can be modified/redirected. Why not ask the website in question to provide what you want.
    J_B.
    I hope there is no nefarious activity involved. Try right clicking the mouse to see the webpage source (works for firefox).
    OFT work merger decisions 2012:- MSE too small to be worth financial consideration ?
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 8th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
    Lightworks lwks.com
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 9th Oct 16, 7:15 AM
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    Don't forget to compile your kernel first
    Originally posted by Fightsback
    Not a fan of the command line?

    I spent ages looking for audio/video transcoding software and ignored ffmpeg at first. But when I tried it, I realised that it's actually easy(ish) to use, and works perfectly. I had compatibility issues with some transcoders which didn't fully adhere to official standards, while others simply lacked the options that ffmpeg has.

    Once you've got the right command line parameters, you can save them in a batch file that you can simply double-click to convert files in future.

    But there aren't any pretty graphics... :-/
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 9th Oct 16, 8:08 AM
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    Lightworks lwks.com
    Originally posted by paddyrg
    I had forgotten about Lightworks - I last used it 3 or 4 years ago !
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 9th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    Not a fan of the command line?
    Originally posted by esuhl
    Just a very lazy typist, terminal on a needs must basis
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 9th Oct 16, 11:14 AM
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    I had forgotten about Lightworks - I last used it 3 or 4 years ago !
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    So you didn't bother to read the list I posted, it's on it along with alternatives.

    Herding cats is an easier pastime.
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 9th Oct 16, 12:18 PM
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    I have found FFE a useful front end for testing potential FFMPEG command lines. Once you figure it out you can create command (.CMD ) suffixed files to do the work.
    J_B.
    OFT work merger decisions 2012:- MSE too small to be worth financial consideration ?
    • robbyfine
    • By robbyfine 20th Oct 16, 2:59 PM
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    Feel free to check Viosk quick video creator . It has all the features you need to create a quality movie in minutes. Using it, you can apply some cute effects and transitions, adjust your video speed and do whatever you want!
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