I want to make a video 'wide', so the width is increased and the height stays the same as of the input image. I use the following command: ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -vf scale="1000:200" output.mp4. It just does not work. The most interesting thing that it works with png images but not with videos. Example: video before:enter image description here

After: enter image description here

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    Add -report and rerun. Share report.
    – Gyan
    Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 5:19
  • a shot in the dark - but as far as I know, you don't need the quotation-marks when defining the scale. Instead, try: scale=1000:200 Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 7:15
  • @Gyan pastebin.com/vm68342n Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 12:47
  • @FlorianClaaßen I tried, it did not work Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 12:48
  • @BakhanovA. Huh, was worth a try. Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 14:12

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I resolved this issue by setting the attached SAR (Sample/Storage Aspect Ratio):

ffmpeg -i test.mp4 -vf scale=1000:200,setsar=1 output.mp4

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