[Matroska-users] Re: Anamorphic Encoding and Playback problems
Christian HJ Wiesner
chris at matroska.org
Thu Sep 25 04:51:32 CEST 2003
Chris McMillian wrote:
> Hi Christian, this is Chris McMillian again. Sorry to bother you, but
> I have two more problems.
> *Problem 1:* I recently encoded Equilibrium with no resizing, I just
> cropped the black borders. I looked up the movie online, and found
> that the aspect ratio of the DVD is 2.35:1. So in the Matroska
> properties I resiz ed the video from 720 x 368 to 720 x 306, which
> gives it an AR of 2.35:1. However when I compare the playback to
> playing the DVD in Windows Media Player 9, my Matroska encode looks
> too squashed compared to the DVD. Am I not resizing the video
> correctly? How can one know the correct display size? Or is WMP9 wrong?
Dont rely on what is written on the DVD packages, most is crap. Make a
.d2v project file with DVD2AVI from the VOBs, and open it in GordianKNot
and see what output resolution GKnot recommends. This AR is correct.
> *Problem 2:* I recently tried to direct stream a .m2v (MPEG) video
> stream in VDubMod into a Matroska container, and it worked. However,
> whenever I try to play this in The Core Media Player, it says no
> suitable decompressor can be found. I tried to download some m2v
> codec, but that didn't work at all either. I really want to see if
> its possible to direct stream the m2v into the Matroska container
> instead of compressing it, because the quality is the same as the
> original. Any suggestions?
MPEG2 video in matroska is currently not supported, it will require a
special tool to do so.
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