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Ideal Video Format?

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by missin44, Nov 4, 2009.

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    I'll be getting my Droid this coming Monday. In the mean time I want to begin converting my DVD's so I can watch them on the Droid. What would be the ideal format and settings to convert to for play back on the Droid.

    Thanks
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    video capture is at 720X480 resolution.
    PLAYABLE FORMATS
    AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, OGG, AMR WB, AMR NB, AAC+, MIDI
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    I'd love to know the answer to this as well. I was just planning on converting them to H.264, but what size would be ideal? I've never had a screen this big on a portable media player!
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    Not being very savvy in these things of all the formats which would work best? I'm more interested in play back quality (picture/sound) vs. file size, if that makes a difference.
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    yeah, that's what i'm not sure of.. you can do h.264, and that's why i posted the capture resolution, it might be best...
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    Not sure which program you use for converting, but I use HandBrake. There are presets for popular players such as the iPod Touch/iPhone and iPod Classic. I'll have to mess around with it to create a custom preset for the Droid I guess. What programs do you guys use? I'm on a Mac by the way.
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    I will most likely be using mpeg-4
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    You guys are planning on filling up that measely 16gb card right away, aren't you? ;)
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    I never filled my 8gb card up :blink:. I wonder how i'll fill up 16gb's
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    I've used HandBrake to convert an existing 720x544 AVI with Dolby Surround to a 720x544 MP4 with stereo. The sound works, but the video is black. I tried again, changing the video t0 640x480 (the droid is 480 tall) and it's still black. I copied a few straight-off-of-torrent AVIs (700Mb) and they work perfectly. I tried a second video through HandBrake using NONE of the preset profiles, setting it up by hand, and it's the same - great sound, no video. The video plays fine with VLC on the mac.
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    People are saying that Handbrake using the iPhone profile works perfectly.

    Going to convert a move or two tonight for testing.
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    How do you go about uploading videos to the droid?
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    Easiest way is to plug it into the computer and just drag & drop files onto the SD card. Make sure that you drop down the notification bar and select Mount after plugging your Droid in.

    It will create a new drive on your computer for the SD card in your Droid.
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    I think the problem may be that I'm slightly retarded. I believe I coded it 640x480 - which isn't right, it should have been 480x368. I ASSumed that the Droid would auto-zoom to fit (it did that with another video that was only 320x176) maybe it can zoom in but not out. I took your advice, Stigy, and just opened HandBrake, selected Apple - Iphone and Ipod touch and viola, it worked. I was hoping to tweak it enough to reduce the file size as much as possible. FYI - The video was Family Guy - Blue Harvest, it's a must.
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    Once you guys get this optimized it would be great if you could do a new thread with a walk-through complete with screenshots, etc.
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    Hey!

    For any conversions i recommend the ]url=http://agogo-blackberry-video-converter.softonic.de/blackberry]Aogo Video Converter[/url] Which is developed for Blackberry, but fits all needs as well and is free and easy to use.

    Greetz
    Tigger
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    Basically, if the video plays on a PSP or iPhone, it will play on Droid :)
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    I dont get it. It says it will play WMVs and avi's but when I upload it to my droid, it says it can't play the vidoes ???


    Music was fine just created a new folder for music and drag and dropped.

    Tried it with vidoes, but nothing, what am I doing wrong
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    should the video only be in certain formats?
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    why are you guys using the iphone format? can't the droid handle full-screen video in its native resolution? that's probably a big part of the appeal of droid - 854x440...
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