There is only one feature from my three pass encoding that I miss…
This is the ability to crop anamorphic widescreen movies.
What I mean here is that that the movies actually occupy 720 x 304 pixels and are encoded at 720 x 400 (PAL).
Therefore there are 48 pixel black bands at both the top and the bottom. I was able to set up this cropping in VirtualDubMod so that the video image was clean of these.
It is not really an issue as the file still displays correctly on a 16:9 widescreen as it normally would. It is only when played on a PC player where the player background is not black that it is noticeable. Also, because the compression is nearly unaffected as there is no change from frame to frame of this band.
Picky, I know, but I do like to get things PERFECT !!!