Rotate destroys aspect ratio

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Like others in this group, I have a 640*480 landscape MPG clip which I'd like
to turn 90 degrees to portrait. Movie Maker does this rotation, but the
aspect ratio is not 480*640 as expected. The film clip becomes close to
square! Is it a bug and is there a fix to it?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    I'm afraid it does the best it can with the file. It cannot make it any
    different to that it does, because of the frame size.

    --
    Graham Hughes
    MVP Digital Media
    www.myvideoproblems.co.uk
    www.dvds2treasure.com
    www.simplydv.com


    "Peter F" <PeterF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2B024358-7975-4A6A-84D4-9436FD5C0992@microsoft.com...
    > Like others in this group, I have a 640*480 landscape MPG clip which I'd
    > like
    > to turn 90 degrees to portrait. Movie Maker does this rotation, but the
    > aspect ratio is not 480*640 as expected. The film clip becomes close to
    > square! Is it a bug and is there a fix to it?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Use the following custom effects for rotating without distortion.

    Instructions:
    Copy paste the xml code into notepad and Save As "rotate.xml" in the folder
    C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX.
    Create the AddOnTFX folder if necessary.
    Confirm the file has .xml extension by turning off the "hide extensions of
    known file types" from Explorer > Tools > Folder options > View.
    Restart WMM. Locate the new effects "Rotate Left" etc in the Effects section


    <TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" >
    <Effects>
    <EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
    <Effect name="Rotate Right" iconid="24" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    <Effect name="Rotate Left" iconid="23" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    <Effect name="Rotate Right Fit" iconid="24" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
    <Param name="ScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    <Effect name="Rotate Left Fit" iconid="23" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
    <Param name="ScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    </EffectDLL>
    </Effects>
    </TransitionsAndEffects>


    --
    Rehan
    MS MVP -- Digital Media
    www.rehanfx.org - get transitions and effects for Windows Movie Maker


    "Peter F" <PeterF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2B024358-7975-4A6A-84D4-9436FD5C0992@microsoft.com...
    > Like others in this group, I have a 640*480 landscape MPG clip which I'd
    > like
    > to turn 90 degrees to portrait. Movie Maker does this rotation, but the
    > aspect ratio is not 480*640 as expected. The film clip becomes close to
    > square! Is it a bug and is there a fix to it?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Thank you, Rehan,
    It works perfect!
    I'll definately look into your site for other WMM fixes.
    Have a nice day!
    Peter F
    Denmark

    "Rehan" wrote:

    > Use the following custom effects for rotating without distortion.
    >
    > Instructions:
    > Copy paste the xml code into notepad and Save As "rotate.xml" in the folder
    > C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX.
    > Create the AddOnTFX folder if necessary.
    > Confirm the file has .xml extension by turning off the "hide extensions of
    > known file types" from Explorer > Tools > Folder options > View.
    > Restart WMM. Locate the new effects "Rotate Left" etc in the Effects section
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" >
    > <Effects>
    > <EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
    > <Effect name="Rotate Right" iconid="24" >
    > <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    > <Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
    > <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    > </Effect>
    > <Effect name="Rotate Left" iconid="23" >
    > <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    > <Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
    > <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    > </Effect>
    > <Effect name="Rotate Right Fit" iconid="24" >
    > <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    > <Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
    > <Param name="ScaleA" value="0.75" />
    > <Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.75" />
    > <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    > </Effect>
    > <Effect name="Rotate Left Fit" iconid="23" >
    > <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    > <Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
    > <Param name="ScaleA" value="0.75" />
    > <Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.75" />
    > <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    > </Effect>
    > </EffectDLL>
    > </Effects>
    > </TransitionsAndEffects>
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Rehan
    > MS MVP -- Digital Media
    > www.rehanfx.org - get transitions and effects for Windows Movie Maker
    >
    >
    >
    > "Peter F" <PeterF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2B024358-7975-4A6A-84D4-9436FD5C0992@microsoft.com...
    > > Like others in this group, I have a 640*480 landscape MPG clip which I'd
    > > like
    > > to turn 90 degrees to portrait. Movie Maker does this rotation, but the
    > > aspect ratio is not 480*640 as expected. The film clip becomes close to
    > > square! Is it a bug and is there a fix to it?
    >
    >
    >
  4. :o rehan...

    Thank you so much for solving the aspect ratio problem!.. At last I can rotate my videos and watch films of my family without them all resembling bouncy castles!

    What a solution!.. Full of admiration!..

    Again and again.... Thank you!!! :hello:
  5. Hi, I try to run it with movie maker and it does recognized the new effects, but it's all blacked out. Is there anything else I need to change up there is I am running Movie Maker 6.0 on Vista? I only changed the first line.

    <TransitionsAndEffects Version="2.8">
    <Effects>
    <EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}">
    <Effect name="Rotate Right" iconid="24" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    <Effect name="Rotate Left" iconid="23" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    <Effect name="Rotate Right Fit" iconid="24" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="right" />
    <Param name="ScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    <Effect name="Rotate Left Fit" iconid="23" >
    <Param name="InternalName" value="Simple3D" />
    <Param name="RotateA" value="left" />
    <Param name="ScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="InitialScaleA" value="0.75" />
    <Param name="Progress" value="0.25" />
    </Effect>
    </EffectDLL>
    </Effects>
    </TransitionsAndEffects>

    Thanks!
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