Efficiently resizing MPEGs?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Terry Pinnell, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. I just uploaded a 27 MB DVD-ready MPEG to my free album space at
    PhotoBucket. (It's in connection with my other thread about WinMorph.)
    But on playing the resultant FLV
    it is distorted inwards. The original played with the correct aspect
    ratio in all my players (WMP, VLC, PowerDVD, BS, etc). The actual
    resolution of the original is of course 720 x 576 (the standard for
    PAL wide-screen DVD MPEG). So I assume the PhotoBucket FLV is
    presumably playing it at that resolution, whereas all my players
    'recognise' it properly and expand it to the correct size.

    Now, I assume that if I want to make use of this free space, I cannot
    store in MPEG format at PhotoBucket (to avoid the distortion issue),
    but have to accept the conversion to FLV. So it seems to me that I
    could get around this by first re-sizing the MPEG. How is that best
    accomplished please?

    Using VirtualDub-MPEG2, I applied the Resize filter, specifying 1024 x
    576, but the resultant new AVI (it seems I can't save as MPG) is
    enormous, about 1.6 GB. Is there a faster/more efficient way of
    resizing the MPEG?

    Come to that, any recommendations for a free hosting service that will
    allow MPEGS to be stored, without conversion?

    Any advice much appreciated please.
    Terry Pinnell, Sep 10, 2007
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