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Old 06-19-18, 02:04 PM
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Need help fixing a video file

I have a video I downloaded, but it's in the wrong aspect ratio and flipped horizontally. Settings on VLC allow it to be played correctly, but their instructions on how to make the settings permanent in a new file aren't working. The newly created file plays in VLC fine, but it's only because the settings are changed, and these settings affect anything you play. I tried playing the new file using WMP, and it just plays like the original file. Essentially, it just made a carbon copy of the original file.

Am I missing something in using VLC, or do I need another program?
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Old 06-19-18, 02:33 PM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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I have a video I downloaded, but it's in the wrong aspect ratio and flipped horizontally. Settings on VLC allow it to be played correctly, but their instructions on how to make the settings permanent in a new file aren't working. The newly created file plays in VLC fine, but it's only because the settings are changed, and these settings affect anything you play. I tried playing the new file using WMP, and it just plays like the original file. Essentially, it just made a carbon copy of the original file.

Am I missing something in using VLC, or do I need another program?
Not sure if this would help.
https://www.google.com/search?q=How+...nt=firefox-b-1
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Old 06-19-18, 02:59 PM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

I'm glad you think I'm a boob who didn't think to search Google before posting. I looked through many links, and either found answers that don't point to my specific problem, or many other things that don't work, according to many other people.

Many of those are only a temporary fix, for viewing only. I want to create a new file that's PERMANENTLY fixed, and I don't feel like perusing a million links when I can come here, ask the question, and hopefully get an answer from someone who knows what they're talking about. I hope that's okay with you.
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Old 06-19-18, 04:24 PM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

If it's flipped, you'd probably need to do it with some kind of video editor. I don't think there's some flag you can set on the video to flip it.
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Old 06-19-18, 04:47 PM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

Well, like I said, VLC claims to have all the capabilities of doing what I need, but after all is said and done, it only corrects it for immediate playback, not permanent. I just wondered if I was doing something wrong or not understanding entirely how to use VLC's finer features, or if I just need other software.
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Old 06-19-18, 06:21 PM
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I'm glad you think I'm a boob.


Have you tried hitting the record button when playing the video in the correct way you like?
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Old 06-19-18, 07:22 PM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

Yes. Doesn't work.

I'm seeing a lot of feedback on many sites that indicate VLC is a huge piece of crap that doesn't do anything it's supposed to do.

So...any other software?
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Old 06-19-18, 07:53 PM
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Yes. Doesn't work.

I'm seeing a lot of feedback on many sites that indicate VLC is a huge piece of crap that doesn't do anything it's supposed to do.

So...any other software?
Is it possible to PM the link to the video and I'll see if I can fix it for you? I would like to give VLC a shot to see if I can manage to size it correctly for you.
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x57qzyc
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Old 06-19-18, 11:01 PM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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I've failed miserably using VLC. I tried everything but I keep getting an error all the time. What is strange is that the saved video appears with the correct geometry but it's not letting me save the entire video, just 30secs.

I've tried searching online as well for horizontal upload video conversion but the limit is 100mb

https://ezgif.com/rotate-video
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

I found a couple programs, but they're both trial versions and I can't make a video longer than 8 seconds for one and 5 minutes for the other, and they both stamped their logo on the sample vid unless I pay for the full program.

Like I said, though, VLC allowed me to change the aspect ratio and flip it just fine, I just can't figure out if the software will actually translate that to a new converted vid. They make it seem like it will, but no luck thus far.
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

download Xmedia Recode or Handbrake, both free
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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Yes. Doesn't work.

I'm seeing a lot of feedback on many sites that indicate VLC is a huge piece of crap that doesn't do anything it's supposed to do.

So...any other software?
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I've failed miserably using VLC. I tried everything but I keep getting an error all the time. What is strange is that the saved video appears with the correct geometry but it's not letting me save the entire video, just 30secs.

I've tried searching online as well for horizontal upload video conversion but the limit is 100mb

https://ezgif.com/rotate-video
I've tried, in the past, to do a few things with VLC like change an aspect ratio flag, and it didn't work. I had a 4:3 aspect ratio video that, for some reason, would play back compressed horizontally. I think it's a pillarboxed 4:3 image in a 16:9 frame that plays back in 4:3. I can make it play corectly in VLC, but it wouldn't fix the file.

VLC is an awesome player, but it's not a video editor, and they really shouldn'tbtry to pass it off as such.
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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download Xmedia Recode or Handbrake, both free
Since you listed it first, I tried Xmedia Recode first, and it did the trick. I had to do some clicking around in the program to get it to do everything I needed, but the end result is a new video in its proper presentation. Thanks!
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Old 06-24-18, 02:51 AM
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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Since you listed it first, I tried Xmedia Recode first, and it did the trick. I had to do some clicking around in the program to get it to do everything I needed, but the end result is a new video in its proper presentation. Thanks!
Glad I could help. Both great programs.
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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download Xmedia Recode or Handbrake, both free
How fast do they work?

I have some HEVC 265 files that I'd like recode as 264 so I can play them from a USB drive on my blu-ray player.
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Re: Need help fixing a video file

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How fast do they work?

I have some HEVC 265 files that I'd like recode as 264 so I can play them from a USB drive on my blu-ray player.
Depends on your processing speed & the file itself.
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