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dreamer2057
Level 7

How to Stretch video image?

Hello! I want to stretch my video in different aspect ratio(with up & down black border) to full screen. How can i do this? Thanks!
Sincerely, Sergey Shoshin, software developer.
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ACraigo
Level 7

Re: How to Stretch video image?

If you are successful you will alienate every potential viewer that has a genetically hardwired desire to watch programming in the original aspect ratio. Actors stretched into short, fat Cartman representations will really put off most of your audience.

The group you belong to - Black Bar Haters Anonymous - are already forcing 4:3 to widescreen, so having it done through the coding of the channel is overly redundant and may result in actors taking on the shape of elongated manhole covers with eyes or Stewie Griffin.

As a personal favor to me, if you are able to make this happen, please include your cinema de widescreen favela screenshots in the channel, so when seeing them there will be no danger that I would actually install your channel.

Thanks
Tony
Roku 2 HD
www.youtube.com/user/TheFishMojo
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: How to Stretch video image?

Unfortunately, the Roku SDK doesn't support stretching video. You can zoom it using the roVideoPlayer and SetDestinationRect(), but you can't stretch it.
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dreamer2057
Level 7

Re: How to Stretch video image?

Ok, guys. I understand, video is not stretched. Many thanks.
Sincerely, Sergey Shoshin, software developer.
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: How to Stretch video image?

"TheEndless" wrote:
Unfortunately, the Roku SDK doesn't support stretching video. You can zoom it using the roVideoPlayer and SetDestinationRect(), but you can't stretch it.

Curious - what does it do if the assigned area is not a perfect match? Does it letter-box it, pillar-box it or chop the edges?
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: How to Stretch video image?

"EnTerr" wrote:
"TheEndless" wrote:
Unfortunately, the Roku SDK doesn't support stretching video. You can zoom it using the roVideoPlayer and SetDestinationRect(), but you can't stretch it.

Curious - what does it do if the assigned area is not a perfect match? Does it letter-box it, pillar-box it or chop the edges?

letter-box/pillar-box.. I imagine if you go larger than the screen, it will chop the edges, but not positive.
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