[FFmpeg-user] Add black on both side with 1024x576

Werner Robitza werner.robitza at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 22:07:54 CET 2015

On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 10:05 PM, Werner Robitza
<werner.robitza at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 3:32 PM, thibault75 <thibault at capitalvision.fr> wrote:
>> I've got some video in 4/3 and other one in 16/9.
>> I want to transcode this video to 1024x576 which is 16/9 ratio.
>> If it's a 4/3 i want black to be add on each side of the video and if it's a
>> 16/9 i just want video to be resized.
> ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "scale=-2:576,
> pad=1024:576:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2" output.mp4

This will not work when downscaling, though. In that case, you need a
more sophisticated filter:

ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -filter:v

Define $width and $height or replace them with the desired values
directly. (Taken from http://superuser.com/a/547406)

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