do u think any of your movie problems drivers etc can b added via a OS update?
Concerning the battery blocking the sdhc card. I like to put an sdhc in a little usb reader and have a very compact option to a flash drive. I use the one I have for my Sony PCM M10 (digital recorder) and Have not removed the one in my Droid. It would be cool to be able to pull the card if I ever need more memory in a pinch, like a concert I am recording goes into multiple encores.
Simply put, 16GB or 32GB (one you can get those)... not enough for a full fledged PMP that, oh-by-the-way, is also a phone.
Naturally, this works dramatically better when the SD slot only needs to be used for this kind of thing. The tiny bit of memory internally (I mean, really, I have personally designed radio control units, the Nomadio "Sensor" and "React", with 512MB of memory)... that tiny bit of memory on a device like this is just plain silly. These days, that's about a $5.00 part... if I buy, single quantity, at DigiKey (if it didn't show... yeah, I'm a hardware engineer). I get 4GB for under $12. So make that $36 for retail.. is there ANYONE on this list who wouldn't have paid another $40 or so for 4GB internal memory. And of course, at Moto volumes, it probably would have been more like $10 additional...
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As for my DVDs and video podcasts, I can convert all of them to the correct format using Handbrake. If you encode them as an MP4 with h.264 encoding, and stay around 1200kbps they look and sound incredible. Just take those videos, convert them, and put them on your card. They'll work great.
Oh from an earlier post you say "Droid has minimal video drivers, based on lower res non-native widescreen movies have borders around them and is very picky on what MP4's will play (virtually no scaling). This means decoding movies to native res, which takes up a lot of space on the 16gb card" The reason you want them at a higher res is because they look better. This is not a low res screen like other Android phones. I'm converting mine to close to native res. and they look awesome. Even if it could upscale videos, why would I? I want the higher native res. Like having blueray vs an upscaled DVD.
As to the card.. I never take mine out of any of my phones. There are only a couple of tv shows/videos that I like to keep on my phone permanently. All my others are dynamic. So no reason to swap out cards. Also the 32gb micro sdhc cards are out, and the Droid can use them.
Last edited by Jorakal; 11-22-2009 at 07:10 PM.
Limiting the number of apps is no way to know which one is causing problems. And it would tend to suggest that no one at Motorola or Google believes correctly apps can be written.
Personally, I think it's just money... they think a total of 512MB is enough. Palm was much the same way in the Treo days... foolishly thinking 256MB is enough for anyone. But at least you could run apps from the SD card.
I'm hopeful there will be a solution to this before I run out of internal flash...