[MPlayer-users] mencoder adding a border to a movie

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at tiscali.it
Thu Apr 15 12:53:41 CEST 2004

scott at bonnag.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to encode and scale 16:9 films from dvd to 4:3 but preserve the aspect 
> ratio.  I want the films to appear widescreen but add a black border to and 
> bottom.
> I have found this on the man page:
> mencoder dvd://2 -vf scale -zoom -xy 512
> which almost does it, but I want to add black to the top and bottom to make it 
> 4:3.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Scott

read the manual about the options of -vf scale (-2 and -3) and add 
expand= as second filter

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