I just thought I'll tell everyone (just in case someone else would meet this problem)that if you wanna add some black borders on either side of a mpeg file (top, bottom, left or right) you can do it with Panasonic Mpeg Encoder 2.51 Standalon under 'special options' the 'allow cropping' and 'add black boxes'! :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
Then you can specify in pixel the size of the black area for 1, 2, 3 or for all 4 sides! They don't have to be the same number (like left and right don't have to be both 10pixel, left can be 10pix and right 2pix )! All you have to do now is start encoding!!!!
I don't advice converting .avi to mpeg with this though since it will require 554GB of free space:eek: (yes I didn't misstype it it IS GB! :eek: :eek: :eek: ) but in the case of the mpeg re-encoding the final file won't get much bigger after re-encodig and it won't distroy the quality either! It makes mpeg1s! Hope it will help others too!!
p.s.:it won't work on ntfs drive but it will work wit WinXp if the disk drive format is fat16 or fat32!
Not real time encoder but not the slowest my conversion was done in an hour the video was like between 30mins and 45mins. No preview while encoding, can make mpv and mpa seperatedly (only this or only that) or mpeg file!
Good luck everyone!!