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How to Change Aspect Ratio of a Video for Better Display Effect?

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Updated on Feb 18, 2024

How to change aspect ratio of a video to obtain better video display on devices or meet the social media platforms' video uploading requirements? This article will present you with the simplest video aspect ratio editor to adjust the aspect ratio and ensure the greatest playing effect on various devices and platforms.
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What Is the Aspect Ratio?

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The video aspect ratio is the proportion between the width and height of the video in pixels, which is expressed in the form of "width: height" like 4: 3, 16: 9, etc. It directly determines the videos' final display effect. For your reference, the table on the left shows the most common aspect ratios.

Now we know that 16:9 is common for widescreen TVs and 4:3 is the standard TV format. If there is a defect in aspect ratio or conflict of screen size, you can see some black bars on both sides or at the top and bottom. The black bar seems more like an extra part of the original video. If you want to get a better display effect, you do need to replace them with a suitable video aspect ratio.

Although some media players support changing the aspect ratio in real-time when playback, the change is temporary and you need to adjust it again when you open it next time. So for your convenience, you can directly convert video to 16: 9, 4: 3, etc. to make videos widescreen and more.

Part 2: How to Change the Aspect Ratio of a Video?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a video aspect ratio converter that can help you adjust aspect ratio of videos in almost all formats. If you want to improve your video-watching experience, no matter on portable devices or TVs, or change video dimensions to make your video meet the uploading requirements for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc., you cannot miss this, which can remain original high quality during the ratio-changing process. This program can also help you convert video formats to make some unsupported videos playable on your devices, compress file sizes to save storage space, edit videos for better viewing, etc. with high quality preserved.

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Step 1: Load your video to this video aspect ratio changer

Select Converter on the mian interface and load videos. Here are two ways to load your target videos. You can click the “Add Files” button or simply drag the files to the interface.

Select the aspect ratio

Step 2: Custom the aspect ratio on Settings

Now head to the “Output Format” section, choose the wanted format or device model. Of course, you can maintain the original video format or convert it to other formats as wish.

After that, we click “Parameter Settings”. The settings panel pops up. Open the Aspect ratio drop-down list under the Video Settings and choose the correct ratio as you want. Now press “OK”.

Also Read: Change 4:3 to 16:9 | Resize YouTube Video | Convert Horizontal Video to Vertical

Tips: You can also open the Crop window to change the video aspect by freely selecting the wanted region and aspect ratio of the video.

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Step 3: Change the aspect ratio now

Click "Run" to start to change video aspect ratio. Later you can enjoy the video on the go.

Note: You can simply fix the incorrect aspect ratio all by yourself, even if you don’t have too much technical experience before. And for those who need more flexible custom settings, you’re allowed to change video resolution, bitrates, encoder, frame rate, etc.

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Other Features of This Video Aspect Ratio Changer – Give You More Entertainment

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It’s simple to change aspect ratio with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. But it can do more for you. For instance, it is able to convert SD video to higher definition video with advanced HD encoding technology, and also reduce video files size while keeping original quality as much as possible in batches to save portable device space. It is capable of fixing nearly all video conversion problems. Transcoding some irregular video formats like DAV, RMVB, MOD to mainstream video formats (MP4, MKV, MPG, etc) is supported as well.

You can even use the built-in HD video editor to merge video, split video clips, crop video, as well as add special effects to enhance your captured travelling video from your Camcorders or DV like Sony HD camcorder, Cannon HD Camcorder with luxuriant sound and picture quality, while in a high converting speed.

In addition, downloading online video/audio from 1000+ sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, etc. is another main function.

Part 3. Popular Aspect Ratios for Social Media Platforms

After knowing how to edit your video aspect ratio, here is a list of popular social media aspect ratios for you to refer to. When uploading videos to YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc., try using the following video aspect ratios.

YouTube: 16:9 for all YouTube videos; 9:16 for YouTube Shorts.

Instagram: 16:9, 4:5, and 1:1 for Feed posts; 9:16 for Stories, Reels, Instagram Live, and IGTV; 1:1 for Carousel.

TikTok: 9:16

Facebook: range from 16:9 to 9:16. 9:16 for Facebook Stories and 16:9, 4:5, or 9:16 for Facebook feed posts.

Pinterest: 9:16 or 1:1

LinkedIn: 9:16 or 16:9

Twitter: 2:1 or 1:1

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FAQs of Aspect Ratio

Q1. How do I make my video fit my screen?

To make your video fit your screen, you should record the video with an aspect ratio that matches your screen's aspect ratio or use a video aspect editor like WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to change the video aspect ratio that fits your screen.

Q2. How do I change the aspect ratio of a video without losing quality?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is recommended to change the video aspect ratio without losing quality. This tool is built-in with "Picture Enhancement" technology that can help you process your videos without losing quality, regardless of converting, editing, etc.

Q3. Is 1920 x 1080 the same as 16:9?

1920 x 1080 is about the screen resolution and 16:9 is about the video aspect ratio. A 1920 x 1080 video is a 1080p video that is in a 16:9 aspect ratio. DSLRs, smartphones, and the latest camcorders record video at 16:9 by default.

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