Q: I recently recorded some videos with my camera. However, when I put these MOV videos on my computer hard driver and play them with VLC media player, I found all these videos showed 4:3 video aspect ratio. Can I change the video aspect ratio to 16:9 with some software? I like watch the widescreen with my TV set.

A: Joyoshare Video Converter is a correct choice for you to change the video aspect ratio. As we all know, the video aspect ratio is decided by the the width and height of the image and the most common aspect ratios are 4:3 and 16:9. And the widescreen is much more popular nowadays, like TV set, most mobile devices. Imaging if you are playing a 4:3 aspect ratio video on a wide screen device, what would happen? Yes, the video image will be distorted seriously. It's not a very comfortable experience. But don't be worried about that now. Joyoshare Video Converter can easily help you change the video aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 for wide screen playback.

Part 1. Joyoshare Video Converter Key Features

Convert videos between a wide range of popular formats.

Support almost all popular audio formats conversion.

Edit videos with trim, crop, watermark, subtitle tiny tools.

Support converting video and audio files to all mobile devices.

Part 2. Complete Guide on How to Change Video Aspect Ratio

Step 1 Add videos to Joyoshare

Run Joyoshare Video Converter on your computer, then click "Add Files" icon to select videos from your local hard driver and click OK to import to Joyoshare. You are also allowed to drag and drop the videos to Joyoshare directly. If you have multiple videos to deal with at the same time, Joyoshare Video Converter can also do this job at batch.
add video files
Joyoshare supports almost all popular video and audio formats as input and output. After you import videos to Joyoshare, all videos will be listed in the main panel, and you will get the file information details like file name, video duration, file size and more.

Step 2 Set video aspect ratio as 16:9

Click video edit icon next to the file information to enter the video editing board. Then click "Adjust" tab, you will get the window as below:
aspect ratio
Note: There are multiple choices for you to change the video aspect ratio, and you need to choose 16:9 and click "OK". You can click the "Apply to all" button to apply the settings for all videos you imported to Joyoshare.
  • Original Display: This option means you can set the video aspect ratio as original.

  • Original Resolution: By choosing this option, you can keep the original video resolution.

  • Full Screen: This means you can set the video aspect ratio to fulfill the screen. Then you won't see any black edge while playing the video.

  • 16:9: This is the correct choice if you want to set your video aspect ratio as 16:9.

  • 4:3: By choosing this option, you can set the video aspect ratio as 4:3.

  • Pan Scan: It's a method of adjusting widescreen film images so that they can be shown within the proportions of a standard definition 4:3 aspect ratio television screen, often cropping off the sides of the original widescreen image to focus on the composition's most important aspects.

Step 3 Start to convert videos with 16:9 aspect ratio

Before you start to generate the new videos, you can click "Format" dropdown list to choose an appropriate format as output. You can either keep the original format for output or choose a popular video format like MP4 for playing on any devices.
choose output format
Then click "Convert" button to start the conversion. After conversion finished, you will get all your videos with 16:9 aspect ratio with lossless quality. Why not try it now and then you can enjoy your videos on widescreen easily!

April 17, 2017 08:15 am

Posted by Justin Price to Edit Videos

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