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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?
    – Claudio
    Dec 13, 2012 at 19:29
  • There is no trial, I don't want to risk 50 boxes... But thank you anyway
    – Alain
    Dec 13, 2012 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?
    – llogan
    Dec 16, 2012 at 17:43

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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.
    – llogan
    Dec 13, 2012 at 23:30
  • $1721.55? hell, no, $69
    – Alain
    Dec 14, 2012 at 6:46
  • Duh. I assumed you purchased licenses for 69 computers.
    – llogan
    Dec 14, 2012 at 18:25

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