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So, I have used Paint.NET to create an Outro for my YouTube channel, (like with video boxes, etc,).

My question is, how do you adjust the box sizes to correctly fit a video without poor quality or pieces of the content missing? I haven't been able to find a fix for this.

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If you mean to describe it, say, I have a video that I want to fit in my box. The problem is, however, that the video size and the box cannot match up, even after adjusting the video. Parts of the video within the box will be cut off, so, in example, only a corner of the video within the box will actually be showing.

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and you going to have to define 'video box'.


It sounds like your resized graphic is not the correct aspect ratio that you wanted. If that's is the case, you'd either have to crop edges off or use black bars on the edges.

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When you say "video box" I'm going to assume you mean the actual youtube video player. If so, then I would guess the issue might be aspect ration and/or resolution. Here is some info on youtube aspect ratios that I found...

(please note, I'm not sure how up to date the info is.)


Best video size for YouTube

Video size refers to video resolution. Since YouTube applies 16:9 aspect ratio players, uploading a 16:9 video file could be the best choice. The following resolution plans are the frequently-used ones.


240p: 426x240 (16:9)

360p: 640x360 (16:9)

480p: 854x480 (16:9)

720p: 1280x720 (16:9)

1080p: 1920x1080 (16:9)

1440p (2k): 2560x1440 (16:9)

2160p (4k): 3840 x 2160 (16:9)

View original info and all of the info here : http://www.winxdvd.com/resource/best-youtube-size-for-uploading.htm

(don't bother with most of the links on the page, just scroll down to see and read the info.)

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I think that what VarietyPlus is talking about is the video within a video which is smaller than the entire video size. I'm not sure but there should be an option for you to adjust that in the Youtube video maker, similar to what Sony Vegas has, maybe not, been wrong before but sounds logical.  



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I'm talking about sizing the box (that you put the annotations on top of, so people can click on it to go to other videos) so that the video inside is not cut off inside.

skullbonz, you are basically spot on. Yes, I mean the box which you click on to go to other videos.


EDIT: I mean, look at my Imgur link again. The blue boxes with the videos inside of them. That's what I'm talking about! :)

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1:  Is the size of the video box being calculated (perhaps a percentage of screen width) rather than being a fixed size?  That might account for the differences in size.


2:  The rounded corners are not going to work.  Your video will be rectangular with square corners.

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I have found a nice tool that may serve your needs. It's called Outromaker. I would recommend it, because it helps you finish your task in no time and ends the pain of creating the outro videos and all the YouTube stuff that needs to be done. YouTube annotations and cards are added for you in a few clicks. 


There in no need to download templates for your video editing software, no need to search through your hard drive for old videos and no struggling with cutting and placing your videos on the timeline. All of the actions are carried out online.


To find more information on how to do that and use this tool, you can visit the "Outromaker" site (with a "com" extension).

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This is an old thread, and the original poster hasn't been online since February. While your input is appreciated, it seems the person with the question has moved on.

Closing the thread (see rule#11)

It wasn't really about Paint.net, anyways

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