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Complaint (trivial) [Jan. 23rd, 2009|08:42 pm]
The American Caliban
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Attention to the following groups of people:
  • Bar owners
  • Movie screencap posters
  • Homeowners with new large televisions
  • Video website owners
  • Video uploaders to said sites
  • Home video enthusiasts
WILL YOU LEARN WHAT AN ASPECT RATIO IS ALREADY

I mean if you want to spend four figures on a piece of equipment and misuse it it's your deal but I have to look at this one. Stretching everything so it reaches the edge of the screen is not the same as making it look good. And why the fuck would you want to post a screencap online of your favorite movie with everyone looking like they're in a God-damned funhouse?

DO YOU EVEN HAVE EYEBALLS IN YOUR SKULL THAT FUNCTION AS EYES

Okay whew. None of this is important. But somehow lately the unimportant things are the easiest ones to yell about.
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[User Picture]From: halfjack
2009-01-24 05:08 am (UTC)
I'm going to add a note to makers of widescreen DVDs, TVs, and DVD players:

Could we have an option to expand the image, preserving the aspect ratio, such that all the image is in the screen area but at least two edges of the image are at the edge of the screen? And after we get that, could we get the subtitles to be in the image area too?

I have watched altogether too many movies lately in a little letterbox in my big letterbox so that I could see the "cleverly" placed subtitles.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-01-24 05:41 am (UTC)
This is a command line option to mencoder so it's not, like, rocket science.
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[User Picture]From: salome_st_john
2009-01-24 08:21 am (UTC)

tonight is "i hate everyone night" in case you missed the memo

yeah but even "not, like, rocket science" is waaaaayyyyy above the functioning level of most semi-sentient human beings, and the vast majority of the population is not even close to semi-sentient.

so.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2009-01-24 09:15 am (UTC)

I THINK SOMEBODY NEEDS A QUOLL

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[User Picture]From: mrhinelander
2009-01-24 05:16 am (UTC)

Fire

bobbyisosceles is on the right track, but I suggest a fire.
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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2009-01-24 05:26 am (UTC)
SURFACE TO AIR 4:3 MISSILE
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[User Picture]From: caladri
2009-01-24 06:40 am (UTC)
That seems pretty important to me.

Though I've been tearing out my eyes a little at a time as I read G1 h4x0r1n9 fora on the Interwebs where lots of (I hope) teenagers are all "so I need to get root so I can make my phone awesome."

I need to get root so I can stretch to fit so I'm not wasting space also I wonder if those guys are the ones who buy FULL SCREEN movies.
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[User Picture]From: dreamyshade
2009-01-24 07:35 am (UTC)
i once helped a teacher at my mom's school who had set her screen resolution to a bizarrely stretched ratio in order to make her desktop image fit to cover the whole desktop. she wanted me to do something else (make a podcast of some recordings for her class blog [!]) but i also fixed it.
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[User Picture]From: pigglet27
2009-01-24 01:53 pm (UTC)
Ditto on the last line.
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[User Picture]From: deadflowers
2009-01-24 03:09 pm (UTC)
you're sounding like me! let's go kill people.
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[User Picture]From: daisyhunter
2009-01-24 07:31 pm (UTC)
I know someone who does this and it has always driven me crazy.
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