Adding Black Bars (possibly after Cropping)

Aug 16, 2015 at 8:23 AM
I'm attempting to make bluray compliant streams, but can't figure out how to add black bars to videos without them (mostly fan films that get released without letterboxing, or occasionally with 4 to 8 pixels of letterboxing).

Is there a way to add black bars within VidCoder? If not could it be added?

If so, can it be done after the video is autocropped to remove the small amount of black bars present so that the shade of black matches (sometimes the bars on these videos are just a tad lighter than total black)?
Aug 21, 2015 at 6:47 PM
No, there's no way to do that. It's a limitation of the handbrake engine. Pretty sure it falls outside their scope as strictly a transcoder, adding visual information would make it fall more under an editor.