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  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    I have converted some of my blu-ray movies to mp4 format. those did not play on the factory video player. i installed the rockplayer app and it plays the movies. the only thing is that it has black bars on the top and bottom. is there anyway to get rid of them? i tried all sorts of settings when i was formatting them and used different programs. any help would be appreciated.
     

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    Black bars as in you got the aspect ratio wrong? Change it so video size matches the screen size. That would be done in the conversion program you used so don't ask me how to do it.

    Otherwise hit the full screen button on the lower left with the two arrows inside it. Toggle until it goes full screen.
     
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    What version of Rockplayer are you guys using?
     
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    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah I tried all sorts of different aspect ratios and still i can't get it to go full screen. right now the best i can get it is 800x480 and the black bars are huge. i did also try the toggle for full screen and no go. i used dvdfab 7 to copy blu-ray to hard drive and handcent to convert to mp4. then i am using Rockplayer (ARMv7).
     
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    must mean handbrake right? i don't know the program very well, anyone know how to customize the aspect ratio??

    OP, you're going to likely be changing the shape of the screen if it's defaulting to only a few options in aspect ratio. those are probably the ones that mirror the original... just increase and decrease the size.
     
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    What movie is it? If it's 2.35 aspect ratio (say Iron Man or Transformers), it will have large black bars. If it's 1.78 - 1.85 (say, Avatar) it will have slivers of letterboxing.

    If you have the black bars and the picture isn't distorted, then it was encoded correctly. If you have black bars and the picture looks squished, then there's something wrong.
     
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    I get a weird 'color echo' where for instance my dog's collar appears grey, yet a true colour 'shadow' of it trails the picture.. any ideas?

    Doug (noob to this forum)
     
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    ok so no matter what i have done the bars are still there. i messed with aspect ratio and screen resolution and it is still there. i guess i will have to watch it on my Evo with bars. it is a shame with all that real estate that i cant get a movie to play on. i'm using DVDfab7 to rip it and handcent to convert to mp4. i even tried using DVDfab 7 to rip it directly to an mp4 format and i still get bars with the video but the sound is way off and very slow. so i guess i will just get used to bars. unless somebody has better suggestions.
     
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    Tell me the name of the movie so we can determine if the issue is with the player, converter or if there's actually nothing wrong.
     
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    maybe you don't understand but it sounds like you did everything correct. You just recorded the movie in the format that you would see it on your TV (with bars on top and bottom. you would have to see if your blue ray disk has the full screen option and record it in that aspect ratio.
     
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    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    I tried the "Dark Knight" and was able to successfully convert it and play it on my Evo. However i tried "Dark City" with Handcent and could not get the audio to convert correctly this time. The sound was extremely slow. i tried Format Factory and that worked for "Dark City".
     
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    Both of the movies you mentioned are shot in a 2.35 ratio and will have black bars on the top and bottom on the Evo. This is the way it's supposed to be, and is the way it appears on an HDTV.
     
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    I think the issue may be with Dark City. I ripped a Bluray copy to an .mkv file and it has playback issues on my computer, but all my other Bluray .mkv rips work fine.

    * I am only addressing what I believe may be the audio/transcoding problem, not the black bars. I actually do not recall what the aspect ratio was on screen.
     
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    I think we need to explain aspect ratios from the beginning.

    1) Not all movies are filmed in the same aspect ratio.

    2) The EVO's aspect ratio is neither 4:3 (SD standard); nor is it 16:9 (HD standard). The EVO is 800x480 in screen resolution, which translates into a 5:3 aspect ratio. That's also 15:9.

    3) No movie that I am aware of is filmed in 5:3 (15:9). Therefore, unless you stretch your source video, or you crop your source video to 5:3, you will always have black bars.

    4) If the movie in your EVO screen is touching the side edges of the screen, you are viewing it as optimally as possible; that is, you can see the entire frame with no cropping, and it is being displayed as large as possible on the screen.
     
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    As a side note (and feel free to direct me to another thread): can anyone give me a quick overview on how to rip blu-ray movies and copy them to Evo? I know how to do this for regular DVDs. Thanks...
     
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    MakeMKV
     
  18. Roymus

    Roymus Well-Known Member

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    MakeMKV looks good, but it's a new format...what player can be used? I thought most phone players were stuck with MP4?
     
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    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator This Topic's Starter

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    i'm using DVD fab 7. it has a free 30 day trial period then i believe they want $50 for it. i have been using handcent and also have tried formatfactory as well to convert to mp4.


    here is the link for dvd fab:
    DVDFab video file converter software, easily converts video to files which can be played on all popular portable devices.
     
  20. blozout

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    Dude...you're in a Rockplayer thread, what player do you think?!
     
  21. Roymus

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    Good point...although I'm not familiar with RockPlayer, I actually thought it was a music player when I first saw it on the thread...just call me Moe Ron :)
     

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