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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 11:26:19 AM

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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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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 9:58:29 PM

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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?
August 23, 2005 10:05:26 PM

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?
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Anonymous
August 23, 2005 10:05:27 PM

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?
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 11, 2012 8:35:18 PM

: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: 
December 13, 2012 1:05:34 AM

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!
!