I am new to all this

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by Daywalker, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Daywalker

    Daywalker Member

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    I loaded digital copy of Star Trek to my card.
    Now I cant find a way to get it to play, everything i try says "sorry this cant be played"

    In simple terms how do I fix it?
     
  2. Dayvan Jester

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    First convert the video on your computer using Videora Ipod Converter (all movie files on the droid are mp4)

    Next go to marketplace on your Droid and download Meridian (its a movie, music player)

    Then mount your droid to your computer via USB

    Next drag and drop the file to the SD Card, into the folder named Videos.

    You should be all set!
     
  3. verakot

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    So iPhone/iPod and Droid support the same mp4 format? How about DivX?
     
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    DivX needs to be converted as well. In the videora program you can convert any file extension to the recognized mp4 format of the droid.

    Hope that helped!
     
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    How do I copy the converted files to the Droid? Is there a special location for movies?
     
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    The program will walk you through everything but there is two ways you can do it...

    1. Drag and drop files from videora into iTunes, then drag and drop that to your droid video folder on your sdcard. (I know that this works 100%)

    2. I have not tried this yet but you can prolly just add the file from videora to your video folder on the sdcard.

    Like I said the videora program does a fantastic job helping you through the converting and transfer process!
     
  7. verakot

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    Looks like Videora is a good program. I actually use QuickTime for converting movies to AppleTV, so this should probably work for Droid as well.
     
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    Hey DVD Catalyst,

    I copied a movie from my iTunes library on my Mac to my Droid yesterday and tried to play it on a default movie player as well as on the Meridian. Meridian complained that the screen of the movie is too large for the Droid, however played it anyway. The screen and sound was delayed while playing it. I am wondering why this happens. Even though I heard your program is quite good, I am not sure if I want to convert the movies to yet another format - just for Droid. Do you have a program for Mac as well?
     
  9. dvdcatalyst

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    UInfortunately there is no MAC version of DVD Catalyst at this point, however, there is Handbrake, or Bootcamp/VMWARE Fusion/Parallels Desktop

    As for the video, most likely either the quality setting is too high on the iTunes videos, or because the video is too big, the downscaling (process to make the video fit on your Droids screen) takes too much power to play the video properly. Either way, the files you have will need to be modified in some form, just so they play properly.
    SInce you mentioned that tyhe files you transferred do play on the Droid, I assume they are not iTunes Store videos (those are protected) so you are already using something to make these videos.
    This little info might help though. iPhone/iPod Touch/Classic/Nano can actually play video of a maximum of 720x480 (unlike Apple's own specs of 640x480 as the max) Video of this size will play properly on your Droid as well, so unless you are using an AppleTV, the files you have for your Droid (as long as they are 720x480 or less) will play fine on an iPod/iPhone as well.
     
  10. verakot

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    I use QuickTime Pro /Export to iTunes feature to convert a movie on my Mac for my AppleTV. It take 7-9 hours to convert an AVI movie to iTunes format though. So I guess I'd need your converter for a Droid unless they make a video player compatible with iPhone/iPod movies?
     
  11. dvdcatalyst

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    Nah,
    Rather than picking the AppleTV profile, pick the iPhone profile. it will work.
    If I recall correctly, QTPro has options to set some custom settings. you can change the screensize there, just modify the iPhone profile a bit.

    There is an h264 accelerator thingy for the MAC. If you do a lot of movies for your AppleTV AND your Droid, it might be worth investing in. Turbo.264 HD H.264 Encoder