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How to crop mp4 for Mac?


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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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Hi,

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.

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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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