once you got through the dredded hour long conversion and then drop it in the sd card, which program do you use to play the video? is it suppose to be in the Gallery? also how can you explore the contents of the sd card via the droid without syncing?
too many questions i know.
hope this helps others with the same questions, once you convert your video to mp4 as i chose it will show up in the Gallery or you can get the free app video player. convert then drop in the sd card the iphone setting is fine but doesnt fill the screen, you will have to resize to fit the screen.
You should not need to sync. Gallery should do this for you, but depending on how many pictures and videos you have, it can take a while the first time you run the app. After that, it adds or removes in it's library list as you make changes. The gallery is a great and simple app that also shows thumbs of videos too
Only thing that is an issue is that if you initially put a bunch of pics or videos on your sd card, the class 2 card in the Droid will take about twice as long to update the gallery library. Still, after the first run, it should be fine after that!
I have most of my movie in iPod Touch format.... I do not know if I'm going to convert them to 854x440.... Hmmm.....
One thing is for sure.... I will make the most of my DROID and push its hardware to its limits....
HandBrake... you'll be doing overtime tonight!
No need convert standard MP4 or H264. The chipset in the Droid should take care of it- unless Motorola did not have drivers made to use the chip acceleration...
Just put a 480X320 vid (about the res of iPod) and see if it scales to the screen with correct format. If it does, you are set! If not, it means Motorola did not have drivers made to use the DSP of the chipset. That would be very lame since that means the full power of the chipset can not be used.
My guess is they should work- I hope
On such a small screen with good bitrates, you should not notice 480X320 versus 840X480 unless you zoom the video. Moveis should look great on Droid in standard MP4, which works for iPod, iPhone and PSP.
If you do encode, please make sure to use H.264 for best quality.