Help... How do I crop AVI files permanently?

OK so I have AVI files in XviD… Resolution is 512 x 384, and I wanna crop them permanently to 512 x 288.

I don’t know how to properly use VirtualDub/AviSynth to do this, but I understand these are the apps I need. Maybe there’s something easier out there?

Anyway, I tried this simple script on an 9 MB XviD file and loaded it on VirtualDub, and the file came out at 365 MB! :eek: It was cropped properly though, so I guess I either have to change a setting on VirtualDub (it would be nice if I didn’t have to recompress/reencode or whatever it’s called, I don’t see why that would be necessary, this should be so simple).


AviSource("C:\myclip.avi")
Crop(0,48,0,-48)

I am a noob. If you know how to do it, please reply with simple instructions cuz I don’t know AviSynth scripting or VirtualDub.

Thanks in advance…

The crop line should read

AviSource(“C:\myclip.avi”)
Crop(0,48,512,288)

Also worth looking at some Filters for VirtualDUB that can crop. One called NRS can do the job for you just fine.