Droid Video Conversion_via_Handbrake_Free

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by dnallen123, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. dnallen123
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    The purpose of the following thread is to, explain in detail, the process of converting a video file into the proper format so that you can play the video on your Droid--without spending a dime.

    1st: obtain your video, Ie: *.avi
    2nd: download an Open Source (free) copy of Handbrake
    3rd: Open Handbrake
    4rth: Click on the "Source" button to select your video from a location on your computer...if it's on a DVD, just select the Disk--not the files within.
    5th: Select the IPhone preset. This will adjust the size and resolution automatically.
    6th: Click on the "Start" button
    7th: Once encoding has finished, plug your Droid into the computer via USB.
    8th: Pull down the notification bar on your Droid and select "Turn On USB Storage" this will allow you to read/write files from the Droid--as a regular drive.
    9th: In Windows Explorer, navigate to the "F:\DCIM\Camera" folder on your Droid's SD Card. F= your drive letter.
    10th: copy and paste your newly converted video file into the "Camera" directory, as defined in step 9.
    11th: safely remove the device from Windows.
    12th: pull the notification bar back down and select the "Turn off USB Storage"...make sure you've completed step 11..press "turn off"
    13th: Navigate to your "gallery" application on the Droid
    14th: Navigate to "Camera Videos"
    15th: Select your video.
    16th: Congrats, your done, enjoy.:icon_eek:
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    Will the iPhone preset be appropriate since the droid has a higher resolution screen?

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    Not to be a pain, but you are missing a few important things.

    Resolution.
    As mentioned in the first reply, the resolution. the iPhone has 480x320 as a resolution, and the Droid has 854x480. Even though DVDs usually have a slightly lower resolution (720x480 848x576 etc) downsizing it to the iPhones resolution will result in a lower quality video file to play on the Droid. The iPhone resolution will be upscaled when played on the Droid to fill the screen more.

    Store-bought/rented DVDs.
    The method you describe does not work with these DVDs directly, unless you have a program such as AnyDVD (not free) running to remove the protection.
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    where can handbrake be downloaded from?
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    What formats does HB work with? I am trying this with an MPG file and it doesnt recognize the source :(
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    -Thanks for the DIY! Handbrake is an awesome tool.

    I used it to turn 3 AVIs into MP4s. All of them transferred ok to my droid and show up in my gallery. But only one actually plays properly - the other two play with a black screen and proper audio. Can you advise me how to fix this?
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    Trust me, I messed with handbrake for an hour and a half trying to rip "Fanboy's" dvd. It was not working with any of things I was doing, so I tried a free version of DVDCatalyst 3 and it worked the first time easy as anything. I then Bought the software ($9.95) and ripped the whole movie no problems!! It is really worth the $10 bucks for those not as computer savvy!! Oh and it also comes with a PDF instruction booklet with step by step directions with screen shots!!! I cant wait to start ripping my collection! This was also the first time I have tried to rip a DVD.