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Remove the black area of movie to fit full screen of Apple TV

shien's picture
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 05/24/2010 - 7:56am

Hello,

Anyone
could tell me how to remove the black area around video? When I play movies on
my Apple TV, there are always black area at the top and bottom of the screen. I
downloaded a kind of software named Handbrake, and convert movies to other
formats and set the ratio. However, it is so complicated. I think it is an
obstacle to enjoy movies because of the back area. Anybody could give me some
advice?

Thanks a million!


Rob Grauert's picture
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 02/16/2008 - 10:47pm

Are you on a 4:3 TV?The black bars on top and bottom of the screen are due to letterboxing a 16:9 image on a 4:3 television. Without this the left and right of the image would be cut off so you could fill the entire screen, which is stupid and always results in ridiculous composition.

However, I thought Apple TV only worked on HDTVs. So if you have an HDTV, my guess is you converted your DVD to a 4:3 letterboxed image and your HDTV is stretching it horizontally.


shien's picture
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 05/24/2010 - 7:56am

Yes, 4:3 TV. Thank you, robgrauert! But
how doI deal with it? How doI get the full screen video?


Rob Grauert's picture
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 02/16/2008 - 10:47pm

is the original video file 16:9 or 4:3?

If it's 16:9, then your TV is doing the letterbox and there may be a setting in a menu to change how it displays 16:9 video. Or maybe the Apple TV has a setting that changes how it displays 16:9 video on a 4:3 TV.

If the original video file is 4:3 with the black bars on the top and bottom, then you're probably stuck with that

there's nothing wrong with a letterboxed video. In fact, when it's letterboxed you're not losing any of the image. Is when the video is cropped to fill a 4:3 display that causes portions of the images to be cut off


shien's picture
Last seen: 8 months 1 week ago
Joined: 05/24/2010 - 7:56am

Great Thanks! How
about crop the black area and then customize the resolution?


kaylawang's picture
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 08/05/2013 - 11:42pm

To convert videos for watching with Apple TV, Aunsoft Video Converter is a good choice. It could easily convert almost all video formats including to H.264 m4v with full screen quality and perfect video/audio synchronization for playing on Apple TV