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I have been using MakeMKV in combo with HANDBRAKE to transfer over some of my favourite BR discs to mp4s. Everything has been OK until yesterday when I got a really odd reading by HANDBRAKE of the original BR disc as copied via MakeMKV. This was a full 1920x1080p BR - but the reading came out as below:-


Even though HANDBRAKE identified the Source as 1920x1080p it gave a max width & height of only 1678x944 (which couldn't be increased, only lowered). More concerning was the Cropping reading which seems to be all over the place (36:206:14:122). I carried out the transfer via HANDBRAKE but (you guessed it) I got a weirdly cropped image on playback with a lot of information on the right and lower edge of the frame completely missing. I tried the original BR with MakeMKV for a second time - but the reading was still the same as above. I have since tried 2 other BR discs and got a correct reading with both showing the Source as 1920x1080p, ditto for the Output and a Cropping reading of 0:0:0:0.
Does anyone have any suggestions why this might have happened?

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
Try changing Anamorphic to "Strict" and not "loose"

Just a suggestion as that should help to keep the correct A/R. I haven't used Handbrake for ages so perhaps someone else will come up with a better suggestion.


Novice Member
Thanks for your advice, SB - the reason that I use "Loose" over "Strict" is because I usually reduce the image to 1280x720 to save on file size.

Following on from my previous posting I have ripped 3 further BRs without any picture ratio/cropping problems but then last night a further BR gave really odd readings.

I copied both the main feature & a featurette from the BR - both should have been 1920x1080p. However, although the featurette gave the correct reading as below:

the main feature came up with this oddly cropped reading:

Both were copied from the same disc via MakeMKV yet gave different readings when read via HANDBRAKE. I am at a loss trying to explain it?
As you can see above BOTH show the Source as 1920x1080p.
In the end I adjusted the Picture Settings/Cropping to a Custom reading of 0:0:0:0 and the resulting playback was as per the original BR disc.

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