4:3 video editing

Hi

I’ve used TMPGEnc to convert a 16:9 mpg to a 4:3 mpg. When played on
a 4:3 TV this now fills the screen. But it has not cropped the sides of the movie before converting to 4:3 so everying is too narrow. Does anyone know how to take a 4:3 mpg and crop the sides and then stretch the image to a normal size?

Thanks
Paul

Cut & Re-encode or just use the remote control on your tv. :wink:

Are you saying that I can chop the sides of the 16:9 mpg without
adding black bar’s on either side thereby stretching the horizontal
(without stretching the vertical). Save and then encode as 4:3.

Can you suggest a editor to do this with (preferably free or an evaluation version)

Thanks
Paul

I would try this guide:
http://forum.videohelp.com/topic316902.html

Its about 4:3 to 16:9 but the opposite should work too.

OK thanks - I’ll give it a go

:slight_smile:
Paul