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I have a camcorder that does 1024x576 videos imported from a camera on a MacBook, using iMovie. But, those videos are H.264 encoded (I think), and that's not convenient for sharing where most of my viewers use Windows.

I tried to convert it of course, but every program (even Mac OS) think my video is 720x576-encoded, so when I convert them the aspect ratio is not conserved.

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As you can see on this screenshot, took from QuickTime info, the "normal size" of that video is "1024x576". But all other programs, including Mac OS, only see the 720x576 (in the Format line here).

Mac OS :

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Any Video Converter Ultimate :

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SkySoft iMedia Converter :

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I get stuck.

Do you know a way to convert large-width iMove imported videos to other formats preserving aspect-ratio ?

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What about using compressor? –  cbarg Dec 13 '12 at 19:29
    
There is no trial, I don't want to risk 50 boxes... But thank you anyway –  Ninsuo Dec 13 '12 at 21:34
    
Are you sure this isn't an issue with non-square pixels? Any player worth using will probably deal with it properly. Why are you re-encoding in the first place? Because the files are too big? –  LordNeckbeard Dec 16 '12 at 17:43
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I spent my eveening but finally found a working software. That's not a freeware :( 69 boxes, but it works so I'll buy it. This is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.

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Don't hesitate to edit this answer if you feel that my answer is too spammy.

Happy converting

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Wow, $1721.55? You didn't give much time for any free suggestions. –  LordNeckbeard Dec 13 '12 at 23:30
    
$1721.55? hell, no, $69 –  Ninsuo Dec 14 '12 at 6:46
    
Duh. I assumed you purchased licenses for 69 computers. –  LordNeckbeard Dec 14 '12 at 18:25
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