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    Aug 09, 2010
    How to crop mp4 for Mac?
    Okay I have a lot of mp4 files on iMac. The problem I have tho is that the videos are 1280x720 so on my wide screen monitor running at 1920x1200 so when I run the videos full screen there is a small black bar at the top and bottom. I want to remove it, but I don't know how? Who can recommend a tool for me?

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    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10

    I am not sure why you'd want to do this - if you "remove" those bars, you'll end up loosing some on the right and left edge. This happens because your video is 1280x720 (16:9 - which is the same for 1920x1080 - ie: 1080i/p) and your screen is 1920x1200 (16:10)

    There is an option in QuicktimeX called panoramic mode that should (from what I've read) remove that (it's under the views option) - on my system it's grayed out tho and I don't know why - you should check to see if the option is available to use on your player as that should expand the video to remove the black bars.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    What on earth do people have against black bars? Watch the **** movie and the black bars will disappear!

    Widescreen vs. Fullscreen

    Especially, watch the video on that page. Then you'll "get it."

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    Even a 40$ movie from Paramount pictures has black bars!
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