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VLC Aspect Ratio-How to Change the Aspect Ratio of a Video with VLC

Author by Penny

Updated on May 28, 2021

As we all know, VLC is a completely free and full-featured video media player. It can help us solve many problems relevant to video, such as conversion, editing, compression, and so on. Today, the purpose of this article is to guide you through the process of changing video aspect ratio with the VLC aspect ratio adjustment feature. Meanwhile, I will recommend the other simple video aspect ratio changer to you. If you're interested, read on.

When we watch favorite movies, if the aspect ratio of some of the videos is not fully suitable for the device, it will give us a bad visual experience. At this moment, we need to use a tool to help us change aspect ratio for better display effect. VLC is a good choice and it offers the aspect ratio adjustment function. Many people like to use it for editing, compression, etc. But few people know how to use the VLC aspect ratio options to improve viewing experience, for instance, let VLC stretch video. In view of this, this article elaborates on the specific process of VLC change aspect ratio and save the setting. Please scroll down and learn the details.

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The Easy Steps of VLC Change Aspect Ratio

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Step 1. Open VLC media player on your PC and right-click to add a file.

Step 2. Click the button “Tools” at the top and select “Preferences” to enter a new window.

Step 3. Hit “Video” on the top of the window and You will see the Force Aspect Ratio section.

Step 4. Enter the aspect ratio suitable for your device like 4:3, last, click “Save”.

Tips 1. You can loop through all predefined VLC aspect ratio values by pressing "A" on the keyboard until you find a fit one. When you open a new video in VLC you can also find the new value in the menu under "Video" > "Aspect Ratio", unless you reset the aspect ratio, it will remain as the default value.

 Tips 2. The steps above show you how to change aspect ratio of video only when playing it in VLC. If you want the aspect ratio to be changed permanently, you can use the “Convert/Save” feature. But this step is often complex, so I recommend a simpler yet all-purpose changer for you-WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. If you are interested, please scroll down.

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Now on the market in addition to VLC, there are many more excellent and simple aspect ratio changers. They tend to be closer to consumers' preferences. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is such a highly recommended aspect ratio changer, it permanently changes the aspect ratio of video and supports conversion between more than 500 formats and devices. Meanwhile, it can help you to cut, trim, add watermark, add subtitle, etc. The user interface of this software is very concise and the operation is very simple, even if you are a beginner, you also can master it in a few seconds. Now let`s get started to custom aspect ratio with this perfect software.

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Detailed Steps to Change Aspect Ratio with the Great Aspect Ratio Video changer

Launch and Add Files

Before you start to change video aspect ratio, please free downloadfree download this program on your computer.

Step 1. Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on PC and choose “Converter” to enter a new interface.

Step 2. Click “Add Files” at the top or you can directly drag files to the interface, and then press “Parameter Settings” on the right side.

Tips. Before setting the parameters, you can convert your video to more formats -- just click the "Output Format" button on the right. If you don't need to change, just choosing the format of your original video.

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Step 3. Select the value of aspect ratio you want and click “OK”.

Start to change aspect ratio

Step 4. Hit the inverted triangle mark at the bottom to choose an output folder. Last, click “Run” to export the video. Before it`s done, you need to wait a few seconds.

Sum up

The above content is about detailed steps of the VLC aspect ratio and how to change the aspect ratio of video with the help of WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro respectively, according to your preference to choose. Whether you choose the former or the latter, we hope you have a pleasant viewing journey. In addition, if you encounter any problems in the actual operation, please feel free to contact us.

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