Getting the screen size right for Youtube

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I'm having an ongoing issue getting the finished screen size right when finally uploaded to youtube with my videos. Yes I have made some few already with varying success. But what I;d really like to know is what is the correct procedure/set up to achieve a full size screen end product? Most of my sources (nearly all of them) are from converted DVDs (that to is another issue) and so all of the added files to Camstudio are Mp4 format. I Have had results such as this.



 which as you can see isn't the best quality and then this? (No idea how that happened)




This is how they always appear in Cam Studio. Settings are 1080p HD (720*400)



any help greatly appreciated.
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Best Practice is to Record, Edit, Produce at the same size.

for the best to use with Youtube would be 1080p. 1920x 1080
Which is Full HD
Thats a common standard petty much.

700x400 is not 1080p
That is more like Wide SD  (standard definition)

My primary question would be what size are the DVD rips you are stating with ?


Source should be 1920 x 1080
Editor project size (canvas) should be 1920 x 1080
Produce at 1920x 1080

720p 1280 x 720 which is HD also works well.

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I have to first convert the DVD's to MKV (which is the quickest I can find) then using VLC reconvert to mp4 720p I think. I can't check it now as its running.

The setting 1080p HD (720*400) is what it says at the tab above the last image in Cam Studio when you click on it. The only way so far I have found to achieve a full screen image is use the zoom feature but then you have quality loss.
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Well all the converting isn't a good thing to start.

You can or should be able to convert the dvd to mp4 in VLC.

Myself have had mixed results using VLC though and prefer Handbrake instead.
Which should also be able to convert the dvd to mp4 with Handbrake and get a good resulting video.

With either one you would set the output to mp4 - 1080p 1920 x1080.

That said it all stars with the original source/video size and resolution/quality.

Here is a write up using Handbrake or VLC to convert DVD to mp4
that may be helpful.
https://www.wikihow.com/Convert-DVD-to-MP4


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I didn't know I could even do that with VLC until earlier this morning when I was googling best way to convert DVD's. I have tried no less than 6 off them out there, all of them either 'trial' version where you only get one shot to use it, or at worst you can only convert 5 mins worth. Or some like one in particular took 18 hours to convert a 4 part DVD (4 episodes 42 mins each). At least now I've found VLC takes roughly the same length as each episode so I can live with that.

The originals are as bought new DVDs, so there is no problem there. I'll need to wait for this current session to finish so I can see what the VLC settings are. Handbrake I can't use as its only for Win7 or later.
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Max resolution of DVD's is 480p, so HD format ratio (16:9) is at best 853x480. Nothing can change that to better than 480 lines. Blu-ray can get to 1080p but most Blu-ray discs are in the 1920 (or less) x 820 (or less), i.e. wide screen. Pay attention to the number of lines: 516 - 1080 as in 1920 x (516- 1080).
"MakeMKV" is the best ripper of CDs, DVDs & Blu-rays, (not sure if it's still a free dowload)
but it will rip at native best resolution. Mixing formats isn't necessarily terrible if you don't mind letter boxes or missing perimeter content.
As Dubie said, Handbrake is thee goto app for transcoding, but you may also need something like "EasiestSoft" movie editor to crop (also does: cuts, joins, splits, rotations, watermarks, subtitles and effects). Not free, but reasonable.
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Since my last post I am still waiting for the VLC to finish. One episode of this particular DVD is movie length at a touch over 2 hours...still waiting. I'll let you know when it's done how I go.